Print Settings
 

PORTLANG 1A: Accelerated First-Year Portuguese, Part 1

For students with two years of college level study or equivalent of a Romance language, preferably Spanish. Goal is to use socially and culturally appropriate forms in conversations, providing and obtaining information, and expressing feelings, emotions, and opinions. Students learn the language as they contrast Brazilian culture with their own. Lab. Completion of PORTLANG 2A fulfills the University's foreign language requirement.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PORTLANG 2A: Accelerated First-Year Portuguese, Part 2

Continuation of PORTLANG 1A. For students with two years of college level study or equivalent of a Romance language, preferably Spanish. Goal is to use socially and culturally appropriate forms in conversations, providing and obtaining information, describing and narrating, and expressing feelings, emotions, and opinions. Students learn the language as they contrast Brazilian culture with their own. Lab. Completion of PORTLANG 2A fulfills the University's foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: Placement Test, or PORTLANG 1A
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PORTLANG 11A: Accelerated Second-Year Portuguese, Part 1

Continuation of PORTLANG 2A. Goal is to use linguistically and culturally appropriate forms in oral narrations, descriptions, and expression of ideas and opinions. Emphasis is on expository speech. Prerequisite: Placement Test, PORTLANG 2A or PORTLANG 3.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Silveira, A. (PI)

PORTLANG 12A: Accelerated Second-Year Portuguese, Part 2

Continuation of PORTLANG 11A. Goal is to use linguistically and culturally appropriate forms in narrations, descriptions, and expression of ideas and opinions. Emphasis on expository writing. Prerequisite: Placement Test or PORTLANG 11A.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PORTLANG 99: Language Specials

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.n (Staff)
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PORTLANG 101: Reading Brazil

Short expository readings, guest lectures, discussions, compositions on Brazilian issues. Review of grammatical structures. Vocabulary building with emphasis on common idiomatic expressions and troublesome lexical distinctions. Prerequisite: PORTLANG 12A or equivalent.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wiedemann, L. (PI)

PORTLANG 102: Brazil in Text: Advanced Grammar and Composition

3rd year course. Further development of academic writing. Short fictional and expository readings, guest lectures, discussions, compositions on Brazilian issues. Emphasis is on building paragraphs, organizing arguments, and justifying positions. May be used as workshop to write papers in Portuguese for another course. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: PORTLANG 12A or equivalent.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wiedemann, L. (PI)

PORTLANG 103: Advanced Conversation: Brazil Today

3rd year course. Reading and discussions on issues from current newspapers and magazines, reading comprehension strategies with online news updates, and vocabulary building with emphasis on formal expository writing. Writing practice if desired. Students prepare short presentations and lead subsequent discussions. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: PORTLANG 12A.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wiedemann, L. (PI)

PORTLANG 161: Advanced Reading in Portuguese, Fourth-year Portuguese

The course emphasizes high-level reading comprehension and leads to advanced development of communication skills for extended formal and informal discourse in Portuguese. Prerequisite: Placement Test or PORTLANG 101.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wiedemann, L. (PI)

PORTLANG 162: Advanced Writing in Portuguese, Fourth-year Portuguese

The course has two tracks, depending on the interest of the student: a) advanced expository writing (correspondence, technical reports, editorials, etc.) and b) creative writing (`crônicas' short stories, poems, etc.). Prerequisite: Placement Test or PORTLANG 102.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wiedemann, L. (PI)

PORTLANG 163: Contemporary Issues in the Lusophone World. Fourth-Year Portuguese

The class emphasizes formal presentations/discussions in Portuguese, based on contemporary issues in the lusophone world. Students use as linguistic models newspaper and magazine articles, TV news broadcasts, online news services, films, art exhibits, news on scientific advances, etc. Focus is on mastering high-level vocabulary/structures, as well as reading and rhetorical strategies, for appropriate use in professional settings. Prerequisite: Placement Test or PORTLANG 103.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Wiedemann, L. (PI)

PORTLANG 164: Translating the Lusophone world, Fourth-Year Portuguese

For advanced students. Literary and technical translation. Readings on theoretical topics on translation; discussion, analysis and comparison of existing translations (literary and technical); individual translation projects according to students field of study, and discussion and analysis of those projects in class. Final translation project to be undertaken individually. Prerequisite: PORTLANG 250 or completion of 3rd year sequence.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PORTLANG 193Q: Spaces and Voices of Brazil through Film (ILAC 193Q)

The manners in which a country is perceived and defines itself is a result of many complex forces, and involves the reproduction of social relations and complex social constructions both on the part of those who live there and those who see it from a distance. The perceptions of what Brazil is and what defines the country has changed throughout times, but has conserved some clear pervasive defining traits. This course is an introduction to the history, culture, politics and artistic production of Brazil as seen through feature films, documentaries and some complementary readings. Movies include, among others, Banana is my Business, Black Orpheus, Olga, They Don't Use Black-Tie, City of God, Central Station, Gaijin, and Four Days in September-among others. In English.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PORTLANG 297: Directed Reading

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.nn (Staff)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PORTLANG 394: Graduate Studies in Portuguese Conversation

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.nn (Staff)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PORTLANG 395: Graduate Studies in Portuguese

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.n (Staff)
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
© Stanford University | Terms of Use | Copyright Complaints