AFR 256/ PORT 256
Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World through Film, Music and Fiction (In English)

This course is conducted in English and aims to introduce students to the cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking world through selected films, music and readings. By examining how contemporary film makers and writers present key aspects of African, Brazilian, and Portuguese societies, the following topics will be studied: colonialism; wars of independence in Africa; Brazil’s military dictatorship; Portugal´s New State dictatorship; representations of trauma and memory. Readings are in English and Films have subtitles.

Units: 1

Crosslisted Courses: AFR 256

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Igrejas

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video; LL - Language and Literature

PORT 103
Intensive Elementary Portuguese

Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Portuguese, with emphasis on Brazilian culture. Authentic cultural readings, art, music, and films will be included. The course covers the full-year elementary language curriculum in one semester. In Portuguese.

Units: 1.25

Prerequisites: Advanced fluency in Spanish (SPAN 202 or above) or permission of the instructor

Instructor: Igrejas

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

PORT 203
Intensive Intermediate Portuguese

Review of all language skills and continued study of Lusophone art, music, film, and literature. Emphasis on oral and written expression and critical analysis. The course covers the full-year intermediate language curriculum in one semester. In Portuguese.

Units: 1.25

Prerequisites: PORT 103 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Igrejas

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

PORT 241
Introduction to Lusophone Studies

Practice in oral and written Portuguese at the advanced level. Serves as a transition between language study and cultural studies through the examination of Lusophone cultural and artistic production. Designed to enhance communicative competence, this course will include an intensive review of advanced grammatical structures within cultural contexts of the Portuguese-speaking world. Oral interactions and critical writing will be stressed.

Units: 1

Prerequisites: PORT 203 or equivalent, and to heritage speakers with permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Igrejas

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

PORT 250
Research or Individual Study

Units: 1

Instructor: Igrejas

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring; Fall