Courses

PORT 1402. Beginning Portuguese.

Beginning Portuguese This course will develop students' ability to use basic Portuguese language and vocabulary (including the present and past tense). It will also introduce them to common traits and topics of Brazilian culture. The material covered spans the first 6 chapters of the Portuguese textbook currently used in the basic language series (Ponto de Encontro).

4 Credit Hours
4 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
4 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

PORT 2301. Accelerated Portuguese One.

Accelerated Portuguese One (3-0) An introductory accelerated course in pronunciation and grammer of Brazilian Portuguese; practice in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

PORT 2302. Accelerated Portuguese Two.

Intensive Portuguese Two (3-0) A continuation of Portuguese 2301 with the introduction of more complex elements of grammer and additional practice in the four basic skills. Reading from modern Brazilian and Portuguese writers.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PORT 2301 w/D or better)

PORT 2401. Intermediate Portguese I.

Intermediate Portuguese I This course will develop students' ability to use basic Portuguese language and vocabulary(including the present and past tense). It will also introduce them to common traits and topics of Brazilian culture. The material covered spans the first 6 chapters of the Portuguese textbook currently used in the basic language series (Ponto de Encontro).

4 Credit Hours
4 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
4 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PORT 1402 w/C or better)

PORT 2402. Intermediate Portuguese II.

Intermediate Portuguese II This course will develop students' ability to use basic Portuguese language and vocabulary (including the present and past tense). It will also introduce them to common traits and topics of Brazilian culture. The material covered spans the first 6 chapters of the Portuguese textbook currently used in the basic language series (Ponto de Encontro).

4 Credit Hours
4 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
4 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PORT 2401 w/C or better)

PORT 3301. Intro to Brazilian Literature.

Introduction to Brazilian Literature (3-0). Course focuses on major literary works of Brazilian fiction from the 20th and 21st centuries, through a detailed examination of how these texts interpret the urban experience in the most important Brazilian cities. The course provides students with an important grounding in Brazilian literature and culture by analyzing the historical, artistic and socio-cultural context of each text.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PORT 2301 w/C or better AND PORT 2302 w/C or better)

PORT 3340. Cultures of Brazil.

This course provides a synthetic history of Brazil, a complex country made of many contrasts. Its particular history and its heterogeneous population, with deep- rooted traditions, will be approached through various critical perspectives and various disciplines. The focus of the course will be given by specific themes, such as: immigration, society and the arts (cinema, music, literature, and the fine arts), current socio-economic and political aspects of Brazil. Throughout the course, connections, comparisons and contrasts will be made with other Latin American countries as well as with the United States.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PORT 2301 w/C or better AND PORT 2302 w/C or better)

PORT 3355. Conversational Portuguese.

This is a conversation course for students with advanced intermediate or advanced skills in Brazilian Portuguese, or who have completed PORT 2301 and PORT 2302 at UTEP. Students are expected to use only Portuguese for all classroom activities; i.e., classroom discussions, research presentations and group activities. The course builds conversational skills through the use of a variety of material in Portuguese language and related to Brazilian cultures: documentaries, articles, short stories, songs, film, TV and internet news.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (PORT 2301 w/C or better AND PORT 2302 w/C or better)

PORT 4390. Topics in Portuguese.

Topics in Portuguese (3-0) May be repeated when topics vary.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours