[Not open to students who have had two or more years of Portuguese secondary school or are near-native speakers of the language. These students must take a placement test in the department for proper advisement. Both terms must be completed to receive credit]
Fundamentals of grammar; drills in speaking, listening comprehension, and writing.

[After examination, students may be placed in a section for nonnative or native speakers. Successful completion of both terms may be accredited for a major/minor option]
Grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Continued development of speaking, listening comprehension, and reading skills; intensive practice in reading and composition based on short literary and journalistic texts.

This course is designed for students who are proficient in Spanish. Course will examine phonetic, grammatical, and lexical distinctions between Spanish and Portuguese, as well as similarities and differences between the Lusophone and Hispanic worlds while helping students develop speaking, reading, and writing skills in Portuguese.

This class offers instruction in advanced grammatical structures, and advanced reading, writing and speaking. For students with a good command of the Portuguese language who wish to perfect their knowledge of written and oral Portuguese

[Prerequisites: 21:810:131,132 or demonstrable reading/writing knowledge of the language. Conducted in Portuguese]
Survey of Portuguese literature, with emphasis on reading and discussion of literary texts representative of significant literary movements and authors of Portugal.

[Prerequisites: 21:810:131,132 or demonstrable reading/writing knowledge of the language. Conducted in Portuguese]
Survey of Brazilian literature, with emphasis on reading and discussion of short literary texts representative of significant literary movements and authors of Brazil.

[Fulfills the Gen Ed literature requirement. Students are not obligated to take two semester sequence]
Reading and discussion of major authors and short literary texts representative of Portugal's rich literary tradition with an emphasis on pre-modern literature.

Reading and discussion of major authors and short literary texts representative of Portugal's rich literary tradition with an emphasis on the twentieth century.

[Fulfills the Gen Ed literature requirement. Conducted alternately in Portuguese and English]
This class explores the post-independence cinematic and literary production of Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde, exploring the themes of war, independence, decolonization and migration.

Reading and discussion of literary works representative of the different literary trends, movements, and authors of Brazil, with an emphasis on pre-modern literature.

[Fulfills the Gen Ed literature requirement. Students are not obligated to take two semester sequence]
Reading and discussion of literary works representative of the different literary trends, movements, and authors of Brazil, with an emphasis on modern literature.

[Open to students who can demonstrate adequate reading/writing/conversational skills at the level of 21:810:132 Intermediate Portuguese. Conducted in Portuguese]

Intensive study of business and commercial Portuguese. Emphasis on practical business terminology and procedures used in business letters and documents, banking, trade, export and import, stock market, and modern-day global economic institutions. Familiarization with Portuguese business practices and cultural differences.

Description will be posted soon.

Focuses on the Portuguese and Brazilian immigrant community of Newark's Ironbound neighborhood. Explores ethnographic fieldwork (participant observation and tape-recorded interviews) and compiling an oral history of the Ironbound. Readings of anthropological, literary and historical texts by and about Portuguese and Brazilian immigrants in the US. Issues covered in class will include: migratory patterns, adaptation and assimilation, culture heritage, and immigrant identity.

[Conducted in Portuguese]
Discussion of significant historical, social, and cultural trends in the Portuguese-speaking world from the colonial era to the present.

[Conducted alternatively in Portuguese and English]
This class provides a survey of twentieth-century Portuguese film, exploring the interplay between literature and cinematic narrative.

[Conducted alternatively in Portuguese and English]
This class focuses on the major themes and movements of 20th century Brazilian cinematic and literary production, with a particular focus on the Cinema Novo era.

[Conducted in English]
This course is conducted in English and explores expressive culture in Portugal and Brazil. "Performance" is broadly defined to include religious worship, soccer spectatorship and urban festivity. Students will explore emblematic performance forms of Portugal and Brazil such as samba, fado, candomblé and soccer spectatorship to understand how these cultural forms participate in and comprise a "national culture."

This class examines the effects of dramatic political change on Portuguese literature, theater, and popular music. The "Flower Revolution" of 1974 ended four decades of authoritarianism and marked the beginning of a cultural renaissance in Portugal. This class will explore literature, art and music produced in the 1980s and 1990s, in order to analyze fascism's cultural legacies and the ways in which Portuguese authors have redefined their nation following the revolution and European unification. This class is conducted in Portuguese.

[Conducted alternatively in Portuguese and English]
Explores significant themes, topics, concepts, movements, trends, and complex issues with regard to the diverse Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African societies and cultures.

[Prerequisite: Open only to Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies majors or minors with junior or senior standing]
 

Internships in local Lusophone businesses, government offices, newspapers, non profits, and cultural associations.

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[Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Open only to Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies majors or minors with junior or senior standing]
Specialized independent research on a topic related to Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies.