Portuguese (PORT)

PORT 2315  Portuguese for Spanish Speakers  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR STUDENTS WITH NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF PORTUGUESE, BUT WHO ALREADY SPEAK SPANISH. IT PROVIDES SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE SKILLS, ASSISTED BY THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. THE COURSE WILL ALSO EMPHASIZE SEVERAL ASPECTS OF THE PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING COUNTRIES, SUCH AS FOOD, MUSIC, AND HISTORY.

PORT 2317  Language and Culture in Brazil  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

THIS COURSE IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING AND WRITING SKILLS AT AN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL AND WITHIN A BRAZILIAN CULTURAL FRAMEWORK. THE STUDENT WILL DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN NATURAL CONTEXTS, CONVEY AND UNDERSTAND MESSAGES WITH REASONABLE ACCURACY, AND CARRY ON MORE ELABORATE CONVERSATION IN PORTUGUESE. THE COURSE WILL ALSO EMPHASIZE SEVERAL ASPECTS OF BRAZIL AND OTHER PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING COUNTRIES, SUCH AS HISTORY, POLITICS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE RIGHTS OF MINORITIES. 

Prerequisite: PORT 2315.