UB Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007: Portuguese<sup>*</sup>

Portuguese*

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

College of Arts and Sciences
910 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4620

Phone: 716.645.2191
Fax: 716.645.5981
Web: rll.buffalo.edu/rll/

Maureen Jameson
Chair
716.645.2191
jameson@buffalo.edu

About the Program

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

Approximately 200,000,000 people worldwide speak Portuguese. The largest numbers of Portuguese speakers are found in Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, and the United States. Over the years, writers working in Portuguese have made major contributions to world literature. Students will find that mastery of a Romance language (e.g., Spanish, French, Italian) will facilitate development of proficiency in Portuguese.

Career Opportunities/Further Study

Students with a variety of majors can enhance their career opportunities by developing proficiency in Portuguese and knowledge of Luso-Brazilian culture. Individuals with such qualifications can explore job possibilities with U.S. corporations doing business in the Portuguese-speaking world.

Course Descriptions

POR 101 Elementary Portuguese 1st Semester

Credits:  5
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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For students who have not previously studied Portuguese.

Covers fundamentals of Portuguese pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.

POR 102 Elementary Portuguese 2nd Semester

Credits:  5
Semester:
Prerequisites:  POR 101
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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For students who have not previously studied Portuguese.

Covers fundamentals of Portuguese pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.

POR 201 Intermediate Portuguese 1st Semester

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  POR 102
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Involves practice in grammar, pronunciation, and conversation practice; expands student vocabulary through selected readings.

POR 202 Intermediate Portuguese 2nd Semester

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Involves practice in grammar, pronunciation, and conversation practice; expands student vocabulary through selected readings.

POR 496 Internship/Practicum

Credits:  1 - 6
Semester:
Prerequisites:  Permission of Instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Hands-on experience in language and cultural studies at institutions and community organizations in the Western New York area.

POR 498 Undergraduate Research

Credits:  1 - 6
Semester:
Prerequisites:  Permission of Instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

Updated: Apr 12, 2006 11:04:51 AM