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Courses - Fall 2015
PORT
Portuguese Department Site
PORT104
Intensive Elementary Portuguese
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Portuguese-speaking world.
PORT205
Intermediate Reading and Conversation in Portuguese I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: PORT204; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Development of spoken Portuguese at intermediate level based on written assignments and exams on readings in a variety of genres.
PORT228C
Selected Topics in Latin American Literature and Society; Cannibals, Savages and Carnivalization: the Making of Brazilian Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU
This course explores the ways in which cultural cannibalism; savagery and carnivalization have been used as symbolic frameworks in the construction of Brazilian national identity. Through analyses of film, literature, music and visual arts, we will examine how these notions have been deployed at times to reinforce, and at others, to cast doubt on official narratives of modernization, racial democracy, economic development and political emancipation. The material selected will provide students with a solid knowledge of the main concepts, cultural movements and ideas that have contributed to shape Brazilian modern culture. Furthermore, this course will allow participants to develop a critical perspective on processes of construction and contestation of national narratives of identity.
PORT228I
Selected Topics in Latin American Literature and Society; An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Amazon Ecosystem
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Also offered as LASC248E. Credit will only be given for PORT228I or LASC248E. This course focuses on writings, videos and movies that provide a concept and a set of cultural values related to the Amazonian ecosystem encompassing several countries in South America. The course has three main components: 1. It draws insights on the ecology of South American rain forest, on the relationships and frictions between the natural environment and human inhabitants and/or predators, and on teh dominant and subordinate cultures in the region; 2. It approaches students to viewpoints expressed by US and non-US scientific explorers, historians, travelers, researchers, adventurers and fictionists, laborers, and Amerindians' (Indians) advocates; 3. It examines folktales, narratives and testimonials by Indigenous people and other inhabitants of the region. The course is developed through lectures, class discussions, readings, writing of journals and the viewing of documentaries, videos and motion pictures set in or about the Amazonian region.
PORT386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department; and junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
PORT399
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Portuguese
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.