The following courses are offered in Brazil. Click an item to expand or collapse it.

PORT 321, 322
Advanced Portuguese I

3, 3sh credits

An in-depth study of the Portuguese grammar and syntax combined with both oral and written practice. Also included are studies of Brazilian and Portuguese culture, and literature. Prerequisites: PORT 212 and a sufficiently high score on the placement examination.

MUPF145, 146
Band

1, 1sh credits

This course requires audition. Performances at FADBA church services and in other churches.

PORT101, 102
Beginning Portuguese

3, 3sh credits | offered Summer

An intensive introduction to the fundamentals of the Portuguese language. Focus includes grammar, spelling, composition, dictation, conversation, reading, pronunciation, culture, and civilization. Does not apply toward a Portuguese minor. No credit for students with previous college-level Beginning Portuguese credit.

PORT161,162
Beginning Portuguese Composition

3, 3sh credits

This course introduces the techniques of descriptive and narrative writing. It highlights sentence construction and the tenses of the verbs.

PORT171, 172
Beginning Portuguese Conversation

3, 3sh credits

Discussion of real life situations using structures in everyday language. Use of interactive exercises.

PORT151, 152
Beginning Portuguese Grammar

3, 3sh credits

Fundamentals of Portuguese grammar, laying the foundation for further studies. Taken concurrently with Phonetics.

MUPF121, 122
Bell Choir

1, 1sh credits

This course requires audition.

HMEC201, 202
Brazilian Cuisine

1, 1sh credits

This course offers a selection of traditional Brazilian cooking recipes and a study of these recipes, socially and geographically speaking, in terms of the Brazilian culture.

PORT312
Brazilian Cultural Experience Project

3sh credits

This project gives the students an opportunity to reflect upon many cultural aspects, apart from experiencing how life will be after they leave the classrooms: they get to go on field trips and tours in historical cities, lectures, and direct readings, etc.

PORT330, 331
Brazilian Literature

3, 3sh credits

Readings and general studies of the Brazilian literature and its background. Emphasis on short stories, plays, poetry, and selected segments of novels.

MUPF171, 172
Choir

1, 1sh credits

This course requires audition. Participation in all concerts and trips is required.

PORT/COMM281
Communication and Media: A Brazilian Perspective

3sh credits

This course is used as an introduction to the study of the human communication process. Students have the unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with documentaries, film presentations, interviews, and take a trip to the Brazilian Hope Channel.

PORT/COMM285, 286
Current Events in Brazil

1, 1sh credits

We will be offering a weekly review of news coverage of events that are happening in Brazil. This course includes preparation through newspaper, study of television, news magazines, and also radio reports.

PORT395, 396
Directed Study

1–4sh credits

The students who are qualified, with the consent of the Director of the Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture program, will be able to undertake an investigation which is suited to their background and experience. (May be taken any term. Maximum of four [4] hours permitted.)

PORT300, 301
Folklore of Brazil

3, 3sh credits

Insight on the customs, traditions, holidays, costumes, food, music, song, and dances of the Brazilian people.

PORT295, 296
Independent Reading

1, 1sh credits

During this course, the students will be required to choose and read about a selected topic, which will be adapted to the student’s language level (grammar, vocabulary, etc.) and they’ll have to make a presentation of their reading report at the end of the term.

PORT191, 192
Intensive Portuguese Review I

3, 3sh credits | offered Summer

An intensive review of the fundamentals of the Portuguese language. Focus includes grammar, composition, dictation, oral expression, phonetics, spelling stylistics, and orthography. Does not apply toward a Portuguese minor. Not open to students in PORT101, 102

PORT291, 292
Intensive Portuguese Review II

3, 3sh credits | offered Summer

An accelerated review of concepts of the Portuguese language including grammar, composition, dictation, oral expression, phonetics, spelling stylistics, and orthography. Prerequisites: PORT102 or PORT192 and a sufficiently high score on the placement examination.

PORT211, 212
Intermediate Portuguese

3, 3sh credits

An accelerated review of written and spoken Portuguese with special emphasis on grammar, orthography, syntax, and phonetics. Daily compositions are due based on topics from everyday life. Lectures and readings on Portuguese culture introduce students to the history, politics, geography, arts, and literature of Brazil and Portugal. Prerequisites: PORT 102 and a sufficiently high score on the placement examination.

PORT261, 262
Intermediate Portuguese Composition

3, 3sh credits

Written Portuguese with special emphasis on grammar, orthography, and syntax at the intermediate level. At least one composition due each week based on everyday topics.

PORT271, 272
Intermediate Portuguese Conversation

3, 3sh credits

Oral practice in class with emphasis on grammar, phonetics, and syntax at the intermediate level. Lab required (3 hrs/week).

PORT251, 252
Intermediate Portuguese Grammar

3, 3sh credits

Review of grammar combined with oral and written practice at the intermediate level.

PORT397
Internship

1.5–3sh credits

One (1.5) credit repeatable for a total of three (3) credits for the whole academic year. 110 semester hours are compulsory for one (1) semester internship credit. Internship’s credit is included in the full-load taken by the student.

MUPF175, 176
Orchestra

1, 1sh credits

This course requires audition.

PORT131, 132
Phonetics

2, 2sh credits

Correction of pronunciation and intonation through intensive exercise.

MUPF126
Private Lessons

1sh credits

One lesson per week in piano, guitar, violin, saxophone, bass, flute, trumpet, or voice. (Supplementary charge.)

PEAC120, 121
Soccer

1–2sh credits

Learning the fundamental skills of ball control, passing, blocking, and shooting goals. (This same class can be chosen by both Beginning and Intermediate Level students.)

PORT311, 312
Translation and Interpretation

2, 2sh credits

Translation methodology and learning how to translate Portuguese texts into English and the other way round. Level of English language required: Intermediate grammar, conversation, and composition).