Go to content

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

Use the search box below to view the approved courses.

Courses in "PORT-Portuguese"

PORT - Portuguese

PORT 104 Intensive Elementary Portuguese (4) Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Portuguese-speaking world.

PORT 204 Intensive Intermediate Portuguese (4) Prerequisite: PORT104; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Portuguese-speaking world.

PORT 205 Intermediate Reading and Conversation in Portuguese I (3) 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.

PORT 207 Intermediate Reading and Conversation in Portuguese II (3) Prerequisite: PORT205; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Not open to native/fluent speakers of Portuguese. Advanced practice of oral and written Portuguese. Reading and discussions of texts, review of grammar, and vocabulary practice.

PORT 223 Portuguese Culture (3) Political, social, intellectual, and literary forces shaping culture of contemporary Portugal from the formation of the country to the present. Taught in English.

PORT 224 Brazilian Culture (3) Pluralistic formation of Brazilian culture, based on European, African and Indian contributions. Lectures, discussions, slides, video, and film presentations. Taught in English.

PORT 228 Selected Topics in Latin American Literature and Society (3-6) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Also offered as: SPAN228. Credit only granted for: PORT228 or SPAN228. Variable cultural studies topics on literature and society in contemporary Latin America. Taught in English.

PORT 230 Brazilian Portuguese through Film (3) Prerequisite: PORT205; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Intermediate practice of oral and written Portuguese through discussion of Brazilian movies, along with grammar review and vocabulary exercises. Taught in Portuguese.

PORT 231 Introduction to the Literatures of the Portuguese Language (3) Prerequisite: PORT205; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Combines studies of Brazilian and Portuguese literatures, along with the examination of literary trends, concepts and terms to texts and excerpts of longer works, chosen for their cultural, historical and stylistic interest. Taught in Portuguese.

PORT 234 Issues in Latin American Studies I (3) Also offered as: SPAN234, LASC234. Credit only granted for: PORT234, or SPAN234, or LASC234. Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.

PORT 235 Issues in Latin American Studies II (3) Also offered as: SPAN235, LASC235. Credit only granted for: PORT235, or SPAN235, or LASC235. Major issues shaping Latin American and Caribbean societies including the changing constructions of race, ethnicity, gender and class as well as expressions of popular cultures and revolutionary practices. A continuation of PORT/LASC/SPAN 234, but completion of 234 is not a prerequisite. Taught in English.

PORT 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

PORT 311 Advanced Portuguese: Contemporary Cultural Issues (3) Prerequisite: PORT205; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Development of speaking, reading, writing, listening skills through study of contemporary culture of Portuguese-speaking countries. Institutions, values, current events, cultural production.

PORT 320 Survey of Portuguese Literature (3) Portuguese poetry, fiction and drama from the Twelfth Century to the present. Taught in English.

PORT 321 Survey of Brazilian Literature (3) Selected literary texts from the period of formation through Nineteenth Century romanticism to Twentieth Century. Taught in English.

PORT 332 Brazilian Cinema (3) Credit only granted for: PORT332, FILM332, or PORT378. Formerly: PORT378. Brazilian films from the late 1950s to the present with a special view to the relationship between cinema, society, historical dates, and social changes in Brazil. Taught in English.

PORT 350 History of the Portuguese Language (3) Prerequisite: PORT231; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Evolution of the Portuguese language from its formation to present days; differences between Continental, African and Brazilian usages.

PORT 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

PORT 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department; and junior standing or higher.

PORT 388 Special Topics in Brazilian Studies (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Exposes students to textual, visual and aural products to explore how Brazil has been shaped from within and abroad. Focuses on the broad meaning and impact on Brazilian culture and social formation. Taught in English.

PORT 399 Independent Study in Portuguese (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Repeatable to 3 credits. Specific readings in literature under the supervision of a faculty member of the department.

PORT 405 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (3) Restriction: Must have native or acquired fluency in Spanish. Intensive basic grammar, reading and auditory comprehension. Native or acquired fluency in Spanish required.

PORT 408 Special Topics in Portuguese Literature (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Major themes and literary developments from the late 18th century to the present.

PORT 409 Special Topics in Brazilian Literature (3-6) Major themes and literary development from the late eighteenth century to the present. Specific topic to be announced each time the course is offered.

PORT 470 Modernism in Brazilian Prose Fiction (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Prose of the Modernist movement in Brazil from 1922, including literary, sociological and historical dimensions.

PORT 476 Africa in Brazil (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Cultural expressions resulting from the African presence in Brazil from the Sixteenth Century to the present, including literature, oral traditions, religion, music, dance, and food.

PORT 478 Themes and Movements of Luso-Brazilian Literature in Translation (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. A study of specific themes and movements either in Portuguese or Brazilian literature, as announced. Designed for students for whom the literatures would be inaccessible in Portuguese.

PORT 480 Machado de Assis (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Fiction of Machado de Assis covering his romantic and realistic periods.

Return to top