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

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  • CAS LP 111: First-Semester Portuguese
    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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LP 112: Second-Semester Portuguese
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LP 111; or consent of instructor.
    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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LP 211: Third-Semester Portuguese
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LP 112; or placement test results.
    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. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LP 212: Fourth-Semester Portuguese
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LP 211; or consent of instructor.
    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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: The Individual in Community, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • The Individual in Community
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS LP 231: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: native or near-native speakers of Spanish only.
    Designed to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Portuguese for Spanish speakers. Focuses on comparisons between Spanish and Portuguese language systems for students to communicate accurately and effectively within a diversity of cultural situations. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LP 232: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
    Designed to continue to developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Portuguese. Focuses on comparisons between Spanish and Portuguese language systems for students to communicate accurately and effectively within a diversity of cultural situations. Effective Spring 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LP 305: Topics in Portuguese Language and Culture
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LP 212; or advanced Portuguese proficiency.
    Taught in Portuguese. Can be repeated for credit as topics change. Explores historical, social, and political, aspects of Brazilian language and culture. Designed to increase fluency and accuracy in written and spoken Portuguese, broadening vocabulary and mastery of syntax. Topic for Fall 2021: Examines major Brazilian historical, political, and social developments through videos, films, literature and media. Promotes intercultural competence and advances Portuguese proficiency skills in reading, writing, and speaking. Analyzes some important questions relating to contemporary Brazilian Identity. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS LP 307: Portuguese for Business and Professional Life
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LP 212; and consent of instructor.
    This is a discussion-based course taught in Portuguese. It helps you develop effective reading, speaking and writing strategies needed to interpret authentic written and audio-visual sources, exploring different aspects of professional life in the Brazilian and the Portuguese-speaking world. Effective Spring 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Digital/Multimedia Expression, Social Inquiry II, Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Digital/Multimedia Expression
    • Social Inquiry II
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • CAS LP 352: Tropical Metropolis and Brazilian Modernity
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LP 212; or consent of instructor.
    Focus on aesthetic and thematic changes in Brazilian art and literature during the country's waves of modernization, with attention to the repercussion of those themes in film production, music, and performance. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS LP 362: Inventing Brazil (in English Translation)
    This course focuses on the main figures who undertook the task of forging the national image of Brazil in the 20th century. It encompasses several cultural realms and intellectual disciplines -- literature, history, art, film, sociology, and anthropology. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS LP 491: Ds:Portuguese
  • CAS LP 492: Ds:Portuguese
  • CAS LP 580: Music and Politics in Brazil
    In this course, we study the relationship between Brazilian music and political protests that happened in the country, especially those related to the right to the city. We also study specific music genres such as rock and punk rock music and their relationship to politics. There is an engagement with literary texts as we read two novels and/or other equivalent pieces of literature related to politics and music. Other materials included in the course are historical and political-analysis texts and film documentaries. Effective Spring 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Aesthetic Exploration.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy