Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000s to 4000s are upper-level undergraduate courses that also may be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work assigned
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

PORT 1000. Dean's Seminar. 3 Credits.

The Dean’s Seminars provide Columbian College first-year students focused scholarship on specific intellectual challenges. Topics vary by semester; see department for more details.

PORT 1001. Basic Portuguese I. 4 Credits.

Handling the immediate context of daily experience in spoken and written Portuguese: identifying, describing, and characterizing people, objects, places, and events; giving information and instructions; issuing simple commands and requests. Laboratory fee.

PORT 1002. Basic Portuguese II. 4 Credits.

Speaking and writing in Portuguese about past and future events: telling a story (narrating and describing in the past), promising, predicting, and proposing simple hypotheses and conjectures. Prerequisite: PORT 1001 . Laboratory fee.

PORT 1003. Intermediate Portuguese I. 3 Credits.

Increasing active vocabulary, reinforcing mastery of basic grammar, dealing with more complex structures (verbal phrases, subordinate clauses), and using some patterns of indirect speech (repeating or relaying messages, giving reports, summarizing). Prerequisite: PORT 1002 . Laboratory fee.

PORT 1004. Intermediate Portuguese II. 3 Credits.

Consolidation and further expansion of the ability to understand as well as produce a more complex level of oral and written discourse emphasizing subjective expression: issuing indirect commands and requests; giving opinions; making proposals, building arguments; defending and criticizing ideas. Prerequisite: PORT 1003 . Laboratory fee.

PORT 1012. Intensive Basic Portuguese. 8 Credits.

Equivalent to PORT 1001 and PORT 1002. Laboratory fee.

PORT 1013. Portuguese for Heritage Speakers. 3 Credits.

Prepares heritage speakers of Portuguese for advanced study in the language beyond the third-year level, including content courses in literature and area studies. Restricted to students who grew up in a Portuguese-speaking environment but have language deficiencies. Prerequisites: Placement examination.

PORT 1099. Variable Topics. 1-36 Credits.

PORT 2005. Composition and Conversation. 3 Credits.

Development of strong conversational skills and the rudiments of expository writing. The vocabulary and structures necessary to move from handling everyday experience and subjective expression to the exposition of more abstract thought and ideas and discussion of political, social, and cultural issues. Prerequisite: PORT 1004. Laboratory fee.

PORT 2006. Applied Portuguese Grammar. 3 Credits.

Intensive study of Portuguese grammatical construction in oral and written form, including consideration of relationships across the history of the language and its grammar, linguistics, and dialectology. Prerequisite: PORT 2005.

PORT 2010. Accelerated Portuguese for Spanish Speakers I. 3 Credits.

First in a two-course sequence. Designed for speakers of Spanish who wish to develop competence in spoken and written Portuguese at an accelerated pace. Prerequisites: SPAN 1014 or SPAN 1034.

PORT 2011. Accelerated Portuguese for Spanish Speakers II. 3 Credits.

Second in a two-course sequence. Designed for speakers of Spanish who wish to develop competence in spoken and written Portuguese at an accelerated pace. Prerequisite: PORT 2010.

PORT 3100. The Lusophone Atlantic World. 3 Credits.

A wide-ranging cross-cultural examination of the Portuguese-speaking Atlantic world, which includes extensive areas of the Americas and West Africa. How Lusophone Atlantic populations relate to those of other areas, such as Mozambique and former Portuguese India, where Portuguese-based Creoles are or were spoken. Prerequisites: PORT 2006 or permission of the instructor.

PORT 3101. Culture and Civilization of the Sephardim. 3 Credits.

Focus on the cultural and religious background of the Jews of Spain and Portugal both before and since their expulsion/forced conversion in the late fifteenth century. Narrative and documentary histories from Sephardic cultures in the Iberian Peninsula and in the Diaspora are discussed. Prerequisites: PORT 2006 or permission of the instructor.

PORT 3600. Topics in Lusophone Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

May be repeated for credit provided the topic differs. Prerequisites: PORT 2006 or permission of the instructor.

PORT 4800. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

PORT 5099. Variable Topics. 1-99 Credits.