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PORT 104 Elementary Brazilian Portuguese I
Five hours of class per week, plus supplementary work in language laboratory. Essentials of grammar, elementary syntax and composition, easy reading. Emphasis on conversation. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 106 Elementary Brazilian Portuguese, Accelerated I
Three meetings weekly, plus supplementary work in language laboratory. Designed for students proficient in Spanish (or with previous work in Portuguese) to acquire proficiency in Portuguese more rapidly. Covers the same material as PORT 104. Prerequisite: SPAN 216 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 108 Elementary Brazilian Portuguese II
Five hours of class per week plus supplementary work in language laboratory. A continuation of PORT 104. Prerequisite: PORT 104. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pollock, Dovis
MTuWThF 09:00-09:50 AM WES 2600 - LAWRENCE
5 54270
PORT 110 Elementary Brazilian Portuguese, Accelerated II
A continuation of PORT 106. Prerequisite: PORT 106. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Portuguese. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 212 Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese I
A review of Brazilian Portuguese grammar, with practice in reading, composition, and conversation through the study and discussion of Brazilian prose selections. Prerequisite: PORT 108 or PORT 110. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 216 Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese II
A continuation of PORT 212. Prerequisite: PORT 212. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Aubel, Mara
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4034 - LAWRENCE
3 60114
PORT 220 Intensive Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese
Five hours of class and an additional hour in the language laboratory. The course is designed for students who began the study of Portuguese in PORT 106 and PORT 110, and for superior students in PORT 104 and PORT 108. The material covered is the same as in PORT 212 and PORT 216. Prerequisite: PORT 110, PORT 108 with a grade of A or B, or consent of instructor. Open only to members of the Summer Language Institute in Vitoria-Vila Velha, Brazil. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 300 Brazilian Culture
Prehistoric and colonial Portuguese origins of Brazil and its independent development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Key aspects of economic, political, and social factors; special attention to intellectual history. Readings in English. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC De Andrade Tosta, Antonio
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 4012 - LAWRENCE
3 69056
PORT 320 Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures
A more advanced reading course serving as an introduction to the study of Luso-Brazilian literature, with discussion in Portuguese of the material read. Prerequisite: A fourth semester course in Portuguese or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 340 Textual Analysis and Critical Reading
Introduction to Brazilian cultural and literary studies. Critical readings and interpretation of Brazilian cultural expressions with emphasis on acquiring the skills and vocabulary for discussing and writing critical analyses. Conducted in Portuguese. Not open to students who have taken PORT 540. Prerequisite: Grade of A or B in PORT 216 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 347 Brazilian Studies: _____
A topics course dedicated to the study of special historical moments, topics, authors, or themes in literary and cultural history. The course may cover multiple genres and periods. Course conducted in Portuguese and may be repeated for credit as the topic varies. Not open to students who have taken PORT 547. Prerequisite: PORT 216 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC De Andrade Tosta, Antonio
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 1001 - LAWRENCE
3 60115
PORT 348 Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Business
Cultural studies approach to contemporary Brazilian society for students interested in business. Explores how Brazilians negotiate their place in a global cultural context and how they perceive business (negocios). Readings include selections from literature, history, journalism, social analysis, and popular culture. Exercises help English speakers develop analytical skills as well as vocabulary and communication skills related to business and professional life in Brazil. Conducted in Portuguese. Not open to students who have taken PORT 548. Prerequisite: PORT 216 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 365 Studies in Brazilian Film: _____
A theoretical and historical approach to Brazilian film with particular attention to thematic concerns, such as cultural and national identity, and of literary discourse. Given in Portuguese or English. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students will be expected to attend film screenings in addition to regular class meetings. Not open to students who have taken PORT 565. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 388 Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese Conversation
Two recitations weekly. Prerequisite: PORT 104 or PORT 106. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 394 Special Readings in Brazilian Studies
Direct readings in (a) fields not covered by student's course work, and/or (b) field of student's special interest approved by the department. May be repeated for credit if content varies. Prerequisite: PORT 216 and three-hours upper-division credit in Portuguese, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 471 Studies in Brazilian Culture and Civilization: _____
A study of Brazilian culture with emphasis on one or more of the following aspects: history, politics, ethnology, anthropology, religious and secular traditions, issues of cultural identity, music, art, architecture, and popular culture. Available only to study-abroad participants. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 475 Studies in Brazilian Literature: _____
A study of the literature of a particular author, group of authors, period, genre, region, or theme. Available only to study-abroad participants. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 488 Advanced Brazilian Portuguese Conversation
Two recitations weekly. More advanced than PORT 388. Prerequisite: PORT 108, PORT 110, or PORT 388. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 490 Intensive Advanced Portuguese
Advanced composition, conversation, and stylistics, plus an introduction to Brazilian culture. Offered only during the Summer Language Institute in Brazil. Prerequisite: Four semesters of Portuguese, or consent of instructor. Open only to members of the Summer Language Institute in Vitoria-Vila Velha, Brazil. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 509 Portuguese Phonetics and Phonology
A study of the phonology of the carioca (Rio de Janeiro) dialect of Brazilian Portuguese, and an introduction to other major Brazilian and Portuguese dialects. Prerequisite: Nine hours of Portuguese, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 540 Textual Analysis and Critical Reading
A more intensive treatment of the content of PORT 340. Not open to students who have taken PORT 340. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 547 Brazilian Studies: _____
A more intensive treatment of the content of PORT 347. Not open to students who have taken PORT 347. Prerequisite: PORT 216 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 548 Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Business
A more intensive treatment of the content of PORT 348. Not open to students who have taken PORT 348. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 560 Survey of Portuguese Literature
Emphasis on Gil Vicente, Camoes, Eca de Queiroz, and Fernando Pessoa. Prerequisite: A fourth semester course in Portuguese or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 565 Studies in Brazilian Film: _____
A more intensive treatment of the content of PORT 365. Not open to students who have taken PORT 365. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 611 Accelerated Basic Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Contrastive phonological and morphological analysis of standard Spanish and the major dialect of Brazilian Portuguese, followed by a presentation of major grammatical and phonological stumbling blocks for Spanish speakers. Drills on grammar, syntax, and pronunciation emphasize those areas in which Brazilian Portuguese differs most significantly from Spanish. Prerequisite: Graduate student status in Spanish. Undergraduates in Spanish may be admitted with consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Simoes, Antonio
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM ST 338A - LAWRENCE
3 60116
PORT 612 Accelerated Basic Portuguese for Spanish Speakers II
A continuation of PORT 611, with special emphasis on reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: PORT 611. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 740 Survey of Brazilian Literature
A survey of Brazilian literature from 1500 to present. Prerequisite: A fourth semester course in Portuguese or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 742 The Brazilian Novel
The development of the novel in Brazil and analysis of representative works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: A fourth semester course in Portuguese or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 746 The Brazilian Short Story
The development of the short story in Brazil and analysis of representative works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: A fourth semester course in Portuguese or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 750 Brazilian Poetry
A study of the principal movements and an analysis of representative works from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis on modernists and post-modernists. Prerequisite: A fourth semester course in Portuguese or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 760 Contemporary Brazilian Literature
A survey of Brazilian cultural expressions and literature in the Twentieth Century. Conducted in Portuguese. Prerequisite: PORT 216 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 780 Special Readings in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature
May be taken more than once; total credit not to exceed five hours. Directed private readings with conferences with instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of department. RSH.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH De Andrade Tosta, Antonio
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 69316
PORT 785 Special Topics in Brazilian Cultural and Literary Studies: _____
Topics vary by semester. The course may be taken more than once, with full credit, provided there is no duplication in the material covered. Conducted in Portuguese. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC De Andrade Tosta, Antonio
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 1001 - LAWRENCE
3 56886
PORT 930 Seminar in Portuguese Literature: _____
LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PORT 970 Seminar in Brazilian Literature: _____
LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.


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