All Portuguese Courses

All current offerings are below. This listing provides a snapshot of courses within this program and may not be complete. All course registration information can be found on the SIS website.

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Fast Portuguese for Spanish Speakers and speakers of other Romance Languages I
AS.210.275 (01)

NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF PORTUGUESE IS REQUIRED. This fast-paced one-semester course covers all content for Portuguese Elementary I and II. Upon the successful completion of this course with a grade of C or higher, students may enroll in 210.277 Portuguese Intermediate. This course is designed as an accelerated introductory course for speakers with a sound knowledge of Spanish OR other romance languages (e.g. French and Italian). The course will cover introductory aspects of Portuguese grammar and present relevant points of the cultures of the Portuguese speaking countries. All classes are conducted in Portuguese. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM. May not be taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room: Gilman 377
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): MLL-PORT

Fast Portuguese for Spanish Speakers and speakers of other Romance Languages I
AS.210.275 (02)

NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF PORTUGUESE IS REQUIRED. This fast-paced one-semester course covers all content for Portuguese Elementary I and II. Upon the successful completion of this course with a grade of C or higher, students may enroll in 210.277 Portuguese Intermediate. This course is designed as an accelerated introductory course for speakers with a sound knowledge of Spanish OR other romance languages (e.g. French and Italian). The course will cover introductory aspects of Portuguese grammar and present relevant points of the cultures of the Portuguese speaking countries. All classes are conducted in Portuguese. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM. May not be taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Spiker, Magali T
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): MLL-PORT

Intermediate Portuguese I
AS.210.277 (01)

More advanced training in the skills of the language with emphasis on vocabulary building, ease and fluency in the language through the use of a multifaceted approach. Materials used immerse students in the cultures of Brazil, Portugal, and Portuguese-speaking Africa, and reflect the mix of cultures at work in the contemporary Lusophone world. All classes are conducted in Portuguese. Lab is required. May not be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prereq: AS.210.178, or placement test.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Spiker, Magali T
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/10
  • PosTag(s): MLL-PORT

Advanced Portuguese I: Language and Literature
AS.210.391 (01)

This third-year course focuses on reading, writing, and oral expression. Students will read two complete works by major Brazilian, Portuguese, and/or Afro-Portuguese writers each semester, followed by intense writing and oral discussion on the topics covered. Grammar will be reviewed as necessary. All classes are conducted in Portuguese. Prereq: 210.278, placement test or instructor approval.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/10
  • PosTag(s): MLL-PORT

Advanced Portuguese: Language and Literature II
AS.210.392 (01)

This course focuses on reading, writing, and oral expression. Under the supervision of the instructor, students will read several works by major Brazilian, Portuguese, and/or Afro-Portuguese writers, followed by intensive writing and oral discussion on the topics covered. Grammar will be reviewed as necessary. The course is conducted entirely in Portuguese. No satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Pre-requisites: 210.391 or placement test.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Staff
  • Room: Gilman 488
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Planet Amazonia: Culture, History, and the Environment
AS.211.231 (01)

Without Amazonia, global warming could reach levels that threaten life on the planet. Yet, in an era of deforestation and climate change, Amazonia itself might be on the verge of disappearance, with disastrous consequences for the world. This course proposes interdisciplinary perspectives on Amazonia through a range of works drawn from history, anthropology, archeology, environmental studies, literature, and the arts. We’ll look at texts by European travelers and missionaries who contributed to the paradoxical image of Amazonia as a “virgin paradise” or a “green hell”; scientific studies and artists’ depictions of the region’s flora and fauna; the often-overlooked history of human occupation of the region; and projects to colonize, develop, or conserve the world’s largest tropical forest. What importance does Amazonia hold for Latin American and global geopolitics? How do art and literature, including indigenous writings, create, reinforce, or deconstruct clichés about the region? What alternative futures for our planet can Amazonia help us to imagine?

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Miguel Bedran, Marina
  • Room: Shriver Hall 001
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR, MLL-ENGL

Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian Society
AS.211.316 (01)

Course is taught in ENGLISH - This course is an introduction to the academic study of cinema as a communicative art and to Brazilian film. The films selected focuses on films from the late 1950s to the present and highlight import episodes and challenges in the advancement of the Brazilian society as well as its cinematic production with a special view to the film aesthetics through analysis from a number of critical perspectives, including class, race, gender as well as ethnicity, nationalism or national identity, colonialism, social changes, and the politics of representation. In this sense, the films and documentaries that we will be watching and studying encompass the period from the rise of New Cinema (Cinema Novo) up to films exploring the most recent trends, including movies launched up to 2019. Students wishing to do the course work in English, for 3 credits should register for section 01. Those wishing to earn 4 credits by doing the course work in Portuguese should register for section 02. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM. May not be taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room: Hodson 315
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/18
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL

Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian Society
AS.211.316 (02)

Course is taught in ENGLISH - This course is an introduction to the academic study of cinema as a communicative art and to Brazilian film. The films selected focuses on films from the late 1950s to the present and highlight import episodes and challenges in the advancement of the Brazilian society as well as its cinematic production with a special view to the film aesthetics through analysis from a number of critical perspectives, including class, race, gender as well as ethnicity, nationalism or national identity, colonialism, social changes, and the politics of representation. In this sense, the films and documentaries that we will be watching and studying encompass the period from the rise of New Cinema (Cinema Novo) up to films exploring the most recent trends, including movies launched up to 2016. Students wishing to do the course work in English, for 3 credits should register for section 01. Those wishing to earn 4 credits by doing the course work in Portuguese should register for section 02. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM. May not be taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room: Hodson 315
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/7
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL

Literary Readings in Portuguese
AS.217.301 (01)

This discussion-based course for continuing students of Portuguese focuses on a wide range of Lusophone literary sources from the modern and contemporary periods. We’ll read seminal texts from Europe, the Americas, and Africa, paying close attention to language and context. How do forms, ideas, and genres travel across the Atlantic? What shape do they take according to different geographies, cultures, and histories? Topics include the legacies of empire and slavery, theoretical debates about the formation of Brazilian Literature, national identity, (post)colonialism, representations of nature, and indigeneity. Students will read in the original Portuguese innovative prose works by Machado de Assis and Clarice Lispector; the poetry of Fernando Pessoa; concrete poetry, and modernist manifestos, among other things. Recommended Course Background: AS.210.278

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Miguel Bedran, Marina
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Cultura e Ditadura [Culture and Dictatorship]
AS.217.307 (01)

In the 20th century, the Lusophone world saw the rise and fall of such authoritarian governments as the Estado Novo in Portugal (1933–74) and the military dictatorship in Brazil (1964–85). During this period, a series of revolutionary political movements sprung up, as well as innovative cultural production. How does culture respond to censorship? How do art and politics comment on and ultimately transform each other? In this course we will discuss novels, poetry, film, songs, and artworks from Brazil, Portugal, and Lusophone Africa that engage critically with dictatorships and their aftermaths. Topics include violence, trauma and memory, colonialism, post-colonialism, and decoloniality, race and the legacies of slavery, counterculture, and popular cultures. Readings and discussion in Portuguese. Interested students who have not completed course prerequisites should contact the instructor for permission to enroll.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Miguel Bedran, Marina
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-CP

Latin American Ecocriticism
AS.217.425 (01)

Increased awareness of climate change has led to a shift in the way we address and intervene in environmental issues in the new millennium. Yet the interest in making sense of the environment has a long history in literature and the arts. How have Latin American writers and artists understood and depicted their environments and environmental questions? How do the form and content of texts and cultural artifacts influence our understanding of the non-human world? Can works of fiction shape ecological transformations? In this course we will discuss texts from the early colonial period to the present, including the literary works of Graciliano Ramos, Horacio Quiroga, and Clarice Lispector; political ecology; film; Ana Mendieta’s earth-body art; contemporary experiments in bio-art; postcolonial theory; and the intersection of environmental justice with such topics as nationalism and human rights. Going beyond ecocriticism’s original focus on the Anglo-American world, we will engage recent scholarship on Latin America that sheds light on the region’s cultural and geopolitical importance to the global climate, with particular attention to Brazil. This course aims to introduce students to current debates in Latin American Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene and thus contribute to an incipient but expanding field.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Miguel Bedran, Marina
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR, INST-GLOBAL

Fast Portuguese for Spanish Speakers and speakers of other Romance Languages I
AS.210.275 (01)

NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF PORTUGUESE IS REQUIRED. This fast-paced one-semester course covers all content for Portuguese Elementary. This course is designed as an accelerated introductory course for speakers with a sound knowledge of Spanish OR other romance languages (e.g. French and Italian). The course will cover introductory aspects of Portuguese grammar and present relevant points of the cultures of the Portuguese speaking countries. Upon the successful completion of this course with a grade of C or higher, students may enroll in 210.277 Portuguese Intermediate. May not be taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis. No Prereq. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Staff
  • Room: Shriver Hall 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fast Portuguese for Spanish Speakers and speakers of other Romance Languages I
AS.210.275 (03)

NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF PORTUGUESE IS REQUIRED. This fast-paced one-semester course covers all content for Portuguese Elementary. This course is designed as an accelerated introductory course for speakers with a sound knowledge of Spanish OR other romance languages (e.g. French and Italian). The course will cover introductory aspects of Portuguese grammar and present relevant points of the cultures of the Portuguese speaking countries. Upon the successful completion of this course with a grade of C or higher, students may enroll in 210.277 Portuguese Intermediate. May not be taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis. No Prereq. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Spiker, Magali T
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Portuguese I
AS.210.277 (01)

Intermediate Portuguese I is designed for students who have attained an advanced elementary level in the language. The course offers training in the skills of the language with emphasis on expanding grammatical knowledge and vocabulary, while developing ease and fluency in the language through the use of a multifaceted approach. Course materials immerse students in the cultures of Brazil, Portugal, and Portuguese-speaking Africa, and reflect the mix of cultures at work in the contemporary Lusophone world. Upon the successful completion of Intermediate Portuguese I, students may enroll in the next level, Intermediate Portuguese II – AS.210.278. May not be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prereq: AS.210.275 or placement test. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Spiker, Magali T
  • Room: Krieger 180
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Portuguese II
AS.210.278 (01)

Intermediate Portuguese II is designed for students who have attained a mid-intermediate level in the language or completed Intermediate Portuguese I AS.210.277. The course offers training in the skills of the language with emphasis on advancing grammatical knowledge, expanding vocabulary, and developing fluency in the language through the use of a multifaceted approach. Course materials immerse students in the cultures of Brazil, Portugal, and Portuguese-speaking Africa, and reflect the mix of cultures at work in the contemporary Lusophone world. Successful completion of Intermediate Portuguese II will prepare students for the next level Advanced Portuguese I – AS.210.391. May not be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prereq: AS.210.277 or placement test. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Spiker, Magali T
  • Room: Krieger 180
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Portuguese II
AS.210.392 (01)

Advanced Portuguese II offers a systematic review of the Portuguese language focused on the development of students’ communicative skills and their knowledge of the Lusophone culture. This course fosters the development of complex language skills that enhance fluency, accuracy and general proficiency in Portuguese and its appropriate use in professional and informal contexts. Students will concentrate on complex grammar concepts and the use of appropriate written and oral registers. Using a variety of cultural items such as current news, short stories, plays, films, videos, newspaper articles, and popular music, students discuss diverse topics followed by intense writing and oral discussion with the aim of developing critical thinking and solid communication skills. May not be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prereq: AS.210.391 or placement test.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Brazilian Culture & Civilization
AS.211.394 (01)

Did you know that Brazil is very similar to the United States? This course is intended as an introduction to the culture and civilization of Brazil. It is designed to provide students with basic information about Brazilian history, politics, economy, art, literature, popular culture, theater, cinema, and music. The course will focus on how Indigenous, Asian, African, and European cultural influences have interacted to create the new and unique civilization that is Brazil today. The course is taught in English, but ONE extra credit will be given to students who wish to do the course work in Portuguese. Those wishing to do the course work in English for 3 credits should register for section 01. Those wishing to earn 4 credits by doing the course work in Portuguese should register for section 02. The sections will be taught simultaneously. Section 01: 3 credits Section 02: 4 credits (instructor’s permission required). No Prereq. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room: Shriver Hall 001
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL

Brazilian Culture & Civilization
AS.211.394 (02)

Did you know that Brazil is very similar to the United States? This course is intended as an introduction to the culture and civilization of Brazil. It is designed to provide students with basic information about Brazilian history, politics, economy, art, literature, popular culture, theater, cinema, and music. The course will focus on how Indigenous, Asian, African, and European cultural influences have interacted to create the new and unique civilization that is Brazil today. The course is taught in English, but ONE extra credit will be given to students who wish to do the course work in Portuguese. Those wishing to do the course work in English for 3 credits should register for section 01. Those wishing to earn 4 credits by doing the course work in Portuguese should register for section 02. The sections will be taught simultaneously. Section 01: 3 credits Section 02: 4 credits (instructor’s permission required). No Prereq. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room: Shriver Hall 001
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 1/5
  • PosTag(s): INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL, GRLL-ENGL

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Location Term Course Details
AS.210.275 (01)Fast Portuguese for Spanish Speakers and speakers of other Romance Languages IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.275 (02)Fast Portuguese for Spanish Speakers and speakers of other Romance Languages IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Spiker, Magali THomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.277 (01)Intermediate Portuguese IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Spiker, Magali THomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.391 (01)Advanced Portuguese I: Language and LiteratureMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.392 (01)Advanced Portuguese: Language and Literature IIMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, StaffHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.211.231 (01)Planet Amazonia: Culture, History, and the EnvironmentW 1:30PM - 4:00PMMiguel Bedran, MarinaHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.211.316 (01)Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian SocietyMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.211.316 (02)Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian SocietyMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.217.301 (01)Literary Readings in PortugueseTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMMiguel Bedran, MarinaHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.217.307 (01)Cultura e Ditadura [Culture and Dictatorship]TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMMiguel Bedran, MarinaHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.217.425 (01)Latin American EcocriticismTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMMiguel Bedran, MarinaHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.275 (01)Fast Portuguese for Spanish Speakers and speakers of other Romance Languages IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, StaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.275 (03)Fast Portuguese for Spanish Speakers and speakers of other Romance Languages IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Spiker, Magali THomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.277 (01)Intermediate Portuguese IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Spiker, Magali THomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.278 (01)Intermediate Portuguese IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina, Spiker, Magali THomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.392 (01)Advanced Portuguese IIMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.211.394 (01)Brazilian Culture & CivilizationMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.211.394 (02)Brazilian Culture & CivilizationMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaHomewood CampusFall 2022