Portuguese Studies Minor - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog



Course Descriptions:

ENGL252: Special Topics in Comparative Literature (3 hours lecture)

A survey or genre course on a topic not included in the regular departmental offerings. Satisfies the departmental major requirement in comparative literature. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. Previous course ENLT 250 effective through Winter 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 106 or HONP 101.

HIST333: History of Brazil (3 hours lecture)

Traces the historical development from the pre-historical Indian cultures to the 1970s; covers the social, cultural, political, economic and religious aspects of the largest Latin-American nation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

POLS341: Government and Politics of Latin America (3 hours lecture)

Governmental and political development, organization and practices in the states of Central America and South America. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

PORT103: Portuguese III (3 hours lecture)

Strengthening the basic language skills established in Portuguese II through advanced grammar and selected readings. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

PORT104: Portuguese IV (3 hours lecture)

A continuation of Portuguese III, to strengthen basic language skills through advanced grammar and selected readings. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

PORT241: Portuguese Grammar and Composition I (3 hour lecture)

Advanced course on Portuguese grammar to afford students an opportunity to practice in composition and conversation such points of structure and usage as sentence construction, agreement, prepositions, sequence of tenses, the subjunctive, and uses of Ser and Estar. Previous course PORT 141 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PORT 104 or equivalent.

PORT242: Portuguese Grammar and Composition II (3 hours lecture)

This course continues the examination and review of grammatical structures and usage, and provides the students further opportunity to perfect their writing and speaking abilities in Portuguese. Previous course PORT 142 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PORT 241.

PORT321: Commercial Portuguese (3 hours lecture)

For students interested in the business field: technical vocabulary, styles, format and types of correspondence. Emphasis on written fluency and expression. Previous course PORT 221 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PORT 241.

PORT360: Voices of the Past and Present: Portugal (3 hours lecture)

An intensive study of representative works by the most important authors of each major period in Portuguese literature. Previous course PORT 160 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PORT 241.

PORT362: Voices of Past and Present: Brazil (3 hours lecture)

An intensive study of representative works by the most important authors of each major period in Brazilian literature. Previous course PORT 162 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PORT 241.

PORT364: Luso-Brazilian Culture (3 hours lecture)

Portuguese and Brazilian literary masterpieces will be used as the basis for examining and understanding the distinctive cultural mores, values, and perceptions in the evolution of Portugal and Brazil. Previous course PORT 260 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PORT 241.

PORT373: Selected Topics in Portuguese Studies (3 hours lecture)

This course will explore one aspect of Portuguese language, literature, or cultural studies that is either not covered in the curriculum or deserves more in-depth treatment than is possible in an existing course. The specific topic will be announced each time the course is offered. This course may be repeated twice for a total of 9 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PORT 241.

PORT380: Independent Study in Portuguese Studies (Independent Study)

The goal of this course is to provide students and faculty with flexibility within the existing academic structure. Students and faculty may collaborate to create a course of study in Portuguese Studies that either supplements existing courses or fills in gaps in a student's curriculum. May be repeated twice provided the course content is different, for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 sh.

PORT385: Cooperative Education

This course provides an opportunity to extend academic resources beyond the campus by placing the student in meaningful learning situations with thoroughly screened and approved employers. Each chosen situation is to prepare the student to play a dynamic role in society. 4 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.