Portuguese

Program Overview
Language Courses
Study Abroad
Faculty

Program Overview

Students interested in acquiring proficiency in Portuguese will begin the sequence with PORT 1, fall quarter, continuing with PORT 2, winter, PORT 3, spring.  Second-Year Portuguese sequence is accelerated (PORT 65A-PORT 65B), follows the first-year sequence (PORT 1-3) offered over two quarters. The completion of this sequence fulfills the two-year language requirement for study abroad programs. 

The program is aimed at enabling students to gain proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Instruction takes place in Portuguese from the beginning and draws heavily on Brazilian culture through popular music and cinema.
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Language Courses

1. First-Year Portuguese. F
This course introduces first-year Portuguese language instruction and requires no previous study of Portuguese. Classes emphasize all language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including cultural competence. 

2. First-Year Portuguese. W 
This course introduces first-year Portuguese language instruction and requires no previous study of Portuguese. Classes emphasize all language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including cultural competence. (See UCSC general catalog for prerequisites.)

3. First-Year Portuguese. S 
This course introduces first-year Portuguese language instruction and requires no previous study of Portuguese. Classes emphasize all language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including cultural competence. (See UCSC general catalog for prerequisites.)

 65A. Intermediate Portuguese. S 
A systematic grammar review is combined with literacy and cultural readings, while communicative exercises focus on improving students' ability to understand and hold sustained conversations. Students expand their vocabulary and knowledge of Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking cultures through films, popular music, and other cultural authentic materials. (See UCSC general catalog for prerequisites.)

65B. Intermediate Portuguese. F 
Sequential to course 65A, completes second-year accelerated instruction. A systematic grammar review is combined with literacy and cultural readings, while communicative exercises focus on improving students' ability to understand and hold sustained conversations. Students expand their vocabulary and knowledge of Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking cultures through films, popular music, and other cultural authentic materials. (See UCSC general catalog for prerequisites.)

80. Voices from the Portuguese-Speaking World: Portugual, Brazil and Africa.
Examines key literary texts and films of the Portuguese-speaking world (Brazil, Portugual, and Africa), and the strategies they use to portray notions of national identity, which were transformed and enriched by transnational contact. Taught in English. (See UCSC general catalog for prerequisites).
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Study Abroad
Students may apply to spend time either in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil or in Salvador (Bahia) through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP). Courses taken abroad can, with approval of an adviser, be applied to major requirements. For more information on the program, see UC Education Abroad Program or Office of International Education. For information on credit applied to a major, contact the appropriate department.

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Faculty and Professional Interest
Ana Maria Seara
--Portuguese language; literature, film, and music of Brazil and the Portuguese-speaking world; acquisition and teaching of foreign, second, and heritage languages.

218 Stevenson College
831-459-5043
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