Portuguese (PTG)

Courses

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PTG-111. Elementary Portuguese I. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Not for native speakers. This course is intended for students with no prior knowledge of, or with limited background in, the language. Emphasis is on fundamentals of conversation, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation, basic vocabulary, basic cultural knowledge and the essentials of grammar including present tense verbs. Both Brazilian and European Portugese modalities are introduced.

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PTG-112. Elementary Portuguese II. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is intended for students with one semester of elementary college-level Portuguese or with limited background in the language. Emphasis is given to fundamentals of conversation, reading and writing. The course includes practice in pronunciation, basic vocabulary, basic cultural knowledge and the essentials of grammar. Past tenses are studied to express both completed and ongoing past events.
Prerequisites: PTG-111 or permission of department chair.

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PTG-211. Intermediate Portuguese I. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is a continuation of Portuguese grammar at the intermediate level. Students continue to hone their conversational, reading and writing skills in the language. Students are introduced to the imperative and subjunctive moods of verbs. The course includes a brief review of grammar and students learn to use reflexive verbs, express commands, and express opinions in the language. Both Brazilian and European Portuguese modalities are explored. The course also includes a variety of cultural, social and political realities of the entire and diverse Portuguese-speaking world, in particular those of Brazil and Portugal. The students will be exposed to everyday "real-life" situations, practical vocabulary and more specific grammar.
Prerequisites: PTG-112 or permission of department chair.