Thursday, October 30, 2014

Portuguese Course Offerings

Dear Students,

I am writing to encourage you to add a Portuguese class to your curriculum in Spring 2015. Portuguese is spoken all over the world and is the official language in several countries (not just Portugal and Brazil). It is the 6th most spoken language in the world, with over 260 million speakers. At IU, we have a vibrant Portuguese department with a number of cultural activities throughout the year.


Portuguese Minor: 15 credit hours of course work at or above the 200 level, including: P200-250, P311, P317, and a 400-level course, or P290 with permission of the department.


Portuguese Major: 30 credit hours of course work at or above the 200 level.


If you are a Spanish major, you may count a Portuguese class towards your Spanish major. Or you may consider adding a Portuguese minor (or major). Most Spanish majors start at P135 (Intensive Portuguese), but if you feel you should be placed at a higher level, contact me and we will arrange a placement interview.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me: Dr. Luciana Namorato,

In the meantime, we hope to see you at our Portuguese Conversation hour, every Friday, from 4 to 6pm, at Starbucks, IU Memorial Union.




HISP-P 135 Intensive Portuguese (4 credits)  For students with a strong background in Spanish or another Romance Language. Content of P100 and P150 covered at an accelerated pace. This course can count for the Spanish major 300/400 level elective. HISP-P 135  #18164   9:05A - 9:55A   MTWR  


HISP-P 150 Elementary Portuguese II (4 credits)  Prerequisite: P100 or equivalent.

Second semester of first-year Portuguese HISP-P 150  #18165   10:10A - 11:00A    MTWR   


HISP-P 250 SecondYear Portuguese II (3 credits)  Prerequisite: P200 or equivalent. 

Second semester of secondyear Portuguese. HISP-P 250   #23311 and #26914   10:10A - 11:00A    MWF   


HISP-P 311 Advanced Grammar and Composition in Portuguese   (3 credits)Prerequisite: P200-P250 or equivalent

An advanced course on Portuguese composition and grammar. Students will write compositions, increasing in length and complexity as the semester progresses.  HISP-P 311    #30137    11:15A - 12:05P   MWF  


HISP-P 401  Literatures of the Portuguese Speaking World II  (3 credits)        
Second part of a two-semester survey of the literatures of Portugal, Brazil, and Portuguese-speaking Africa from the late 19th century to present day. This course is cross-cultural and comparative in nature focusing on how diverse authors—all writing in Portuguese—but from different geographic regions responded to the historical and social challenges of their times. We will read a variety of genres (prose, poetry, theater) and cover the major literary movements from realism, modernism, to social realism and contemporary feminist and post-modernist writing. The course is taught in Portuguese, and students are not required

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