Portuguese Courses Descriptions

(as listed in the UNCW Academic Catalogue)

PRT 101 - Introductory Portuguese I

Credits: 3

Emphasis on the achievement of an active command of the language. Aural-oral practice; intensive study of the basic patterns of spoken Portuguese; reading, writing, and basic conversation. For students with one unit or less of high school Portuguese.

PRT 102 - Introductory Portuguese II

Credits: 3

Emphasis on the achievement of an active command of the language. Aural-oral practice; intensive study of the basic patterns of spoken Portuguese; reading, writing, and basic conversation. Only for students who have successfully completed PRT 101 or the equivalent.

PRT 201 - Intermediate Portuguese I

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PRT 102 or equivalent. A review of the grammatical structure of the language, application of the language in composition, conversation and readings.

 

PRT 202 - Intermediate Portuguese II

Credits: 3
The second course in a two-course sequence. Please see PRT 201 for description.

 

PRT 203 - Reading and Writing

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: PRT 202 or equivalent. Emphasis on reading techniques and writing skills through exposure to texts from various sources (literature, lyrics, newspaper articles, advertisement). Intensive training in sentence structure and grammar treated as needed. In Portuguese.

PRT 210 - Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World in Translation: Topics

Credits: 3
Representative works from the literature of Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, Europe, and South America. Readings and class discussions in English. May be repeated up to three times under a different subtitle.

 

PRT 305 - Listening and Conversation

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PRT 203 or equivalent. Emphasis on listening and speaking skills in Portuguese. Intensive training in pronunciation and grammar.

 

PRT 312 - Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: PRT 203 and PRT 305 or equivalent. Geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of the Portuguese-speaking world.

PRT 322 - Introduction to the Literatures of the Portuguese-Speaking World

Credits: 3
Prerequisite PRT 203 and PRT 305 or equivalent. Selected readings covering the main currents of Portuguese-speaking literatures; emphasis on textual analysis and criticism in classroom discussions; oral and written reports. In Portuguese.

 

PRT 422 - Studies on Cinema, Literature, and Culture of the Portuguese-Speaking World

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: PRT 322 or equivalent. Advanced study of specific aspects of the Portuguese-speaking world. Topics will focus on cinema, literature, and culture from a variety of periods and geographical areas. May be repeated up to three times under a different subtitle.

 


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