Portuguese: Language, Literature, Culture (including courses in English)

First-Semester Portuguese

CAS LP 111 (4 credits)

Introduction to grammatical structures. Fundamental communications skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Exposure to the culture and civilization of the Portuguese-speaking world through media broadcast, literature readings, films, music, and videotapes. Lab required. Four hours weekly.

2016FALLCASLP111 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:00 am 11:00 am CAS 425
T 10:00 am 11:00 am CAS 227
2016FALLCASLP111 B1, Sep 6th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 235
T 11:00 am 12:00 pm CAS 223

Second-Semester Portuguese

CAS LP 112 (4 credits)

Covers the important grammar points not studied in CAS LP 111. Further develops the four communicative skills while expanding students' background knowledge of the history and cultures of the Portuguese- speaking world. Lab required. Four hours weekly.

2017SPRGCASLP112 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 10:10 am 11:00 am CGS
T 9:30 am 10:20 am SOC
2017SPRGCASLP112 B1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS
T 11:15 am 12:05 pm CAS

Third-Semester Portuguese

CAS LP 211 (4 credits)

Promotes cross-cultural understanding of the Luso-African-Brazilian cultures through authentic literary texts, multimedia, film and music. Completes study of grammatical structures and syntactical patterns. Emphasizes reading, writing and conversational competency. Conducted in Portuguese.

2016FALLCASLP211 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 12:00 pm 1:00 pm CAS 312

Fourth-Semester Portuguese

CAS LP 212 (4 credits)

Review of the grammar and syntax of Portuguese. Further develops reading, writing, and conversational competency while expanding students' knowledge of history and culture. Conducted in Portuguese. Fulfills the CAS language requirement.

2017SPRGCASLP212 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm CAS

Topics in Portuguese Language and Culture

CAS LP 305 (4 credits)

Taught in Portuguese. A Portuguese language course in context exploring historical, social, political, and cultural aspects of Brazil through media, literature, film, music. Designed to increase fluency and accuracy in written and spoken Portuguese, broadening vocabulary and mastery of syntax.

2016FALLCASLP305 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:00 pm 3:00 pm CAS 318
2017SPRGCASLP305 A1, Jan 19th to May 2nd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 12:30 pm 1:45 pm CAS

Portuguese for Business and Professional Life

CAS LP 307 (4 credits)

This course emphasizes cultural and linguistic competence in professional, business-oriented settings. It is designed to provide students with advanced proficiency in Portuguese while exploring different aspects of the culture and professional life of the Brazilian and the Portuguese-speaking world.

2017SPRGCASLP307 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 3:35 pm 4:25 pm CAS

Introduction to Brazilian Cinema (in English translation)

CAS LP 310 (4 credits)

An overview of Brazilian cinema in the 60s, 70s and 80s, its discourse on revolution and marginality, as well as its connection to artistic, musical, and literary movements. Focus on the work of avant-garde filmmakers and younger generations. Also includes attention to Cuban cinema. Taught in English. Also offered as CAS CI 321.

2016FALLCASLP310 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
TR 11:00 am 12:30 pm CAS 212

Brazilian Literature Before 1900

CAS LP 350 (4 credits)

Brazilian literature from the colonial period to 1900. Topics include Jesuits and indigenous peoples; the Baroque and satirical poetry; the struggle for independence; the abolition of slavery; the process of modernization; the rise of the metropolis.

Tropical Metropolis and Brazilian Modernity

CAS LP 352 (4 credits)

Focus on aesthetic and thematic changes in Brazilian art and literature during the country's modernization (1889-1930), with attention to the repercussion of those themes in 1960s film production, the Tropicália movement, and concrete poetry.

2017SPRGCASLP352 A1, Jan 20th to May 3rd 2017
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
MWF 2:30 pm 3:20 pm CGS