Department of Portuguese
Course Descriptions

Elementary Portuguese (A/V) (1), (2)
Serves as a foundational course. Makes active use of audio-visual material to enhance listening comprehension and achieve accurate pronunciation and intonation of Portuguese. Develops basic conversation skills through repetitive practice.

Readings in Elementary Portuguese (1), (2)
Uses elementary reading material to familiarize the students with basic sentence types and vocabulary. To increase comprehension of Portuguese texts, the course encourages the reading of supplementary class materials and anthologies of short stories to steer the students toward self-effort at understanding content and correct mistakes as they arise.

Elementary Portuguese Grammar & Composition (1), (2)

Practices rendering easy, general Korean content into Portuguese based on elementary-level grammar. Consists of writing exercises reflecting different conjugations and translation of simple Portuguese into Korean.

Elementary Portuguese Conversation (1), (2)
Focuses on intensive practice of every day conversational-level Portuguese. Promotes accurate pronunciation and listening comprehension, and builds broad vocabulary for basic communication.

History of Portuguese & Brazilian Culture(1), (2)
Focuses on functional education consisting of basic pronunciation, intonation, reading, and reading comprehension exercises to lay the foundation for increased understanding of elementary-level Portuguese and Brazilian.

Intermediate Portuguese (A/V) (1), (2)
Through the use of audio-visual material, listening comprehension exercises, and accurate pronunciation and intonation practice, the course focuses on developing the ability to express oneself in a more precise and refined manner.

Readings in Intermediate Portuguese (1), (2)
Expands student vocabulary to include synonyms and derivatives through readings of intermediate-level material. Makes use of supplementary texts for a more complete comprehension of the original Portuguese material. In addition to enhancing comprehension, the course focuses on developing speed-reading skills.

Intermediate Portuguese Conversation(1), (2)
This is an intermediate-level conversation course that goes beyond freshmen-level basic conversation to focus on free discussion and thinking, and the ability to express oneself in native context.

Portuguese & Brazilian Novels (1), (2)
Uses readings of Brazilian and Portuguese literary works to enhance linguistic understanding. Examines the different temperaments of the writers and the interpretations of their literary work through lectures and self-study.

Korean- Portuguese Translation (1), (2)

In this course, students will have the opportunity to practice translating Korean sentences into Portuguese.

Advanced Portuguese Conversation & Composition (1), (2)
Focuses on advanced writing and speaking practices-the latter through direct exchanges with native speakers-to develop the ability to use refined sentences and expressions in current affairs and social, economic, and political setting.

History of Brazilian Economy (1), (2)
This course looks at the economic transition process of Brazil from the discovery of the nation to modern times.

History of Portuguese & Brazilian Literature(1), (2)
Studies the origin of Portuguese literature and the literary works of its different writers by age. Reviews the historical background and the course of development of Brazilian literature.

History of Portuguese & Brazilian Politics(1),(2)
Focuses on studying the Portuguese and Brazilian political trend from the time of the establishment of the republic to the present.

History of Portuguese Language (1), (2)
Traces the origin of the Portuguese language and reviews its history of development from the ancient times to the present. Conducts comparative study of ancient and modern Portuguese as well as Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese.

Portuguese & Portuguese Communities(1), (2)
A language affects and is affected by the thought process of the community using the language and as such, is a reflection of the system of thought of a given community. This thought system shared by the community members is formed through various socio-cultural stimuli. A language becomes an important tool for analyzing this process. Accordingly, it is a worthwhile pursuit to examine the socio-cultural perception and behavior of Portuguese, Brazilian, and other Portuguese and Brazilian-speaking countries through the lens of the Portuguese language. The course aims at expanding the knowledge base concerning these countries through analysis of the social phenomena as reflected in their languages.

FLEX Portuguese (1), (2)
Students practice reading, writing, listening and speaking in preparation for FLEX.

Brazil and International Trade (1), (2)
This course will focus on the current economy of Brazil.

The Seminar on Brazilian Topics (1), (2)
This course looks at Brazil's main issues in each area of politics, economy, society and culture to analyze and study.

Current Portuguese (1), (2)
Discusses the overall political, economic, social, and cultural trends in the Portuguese-speaking regions in Portuguese to improve listening comprehension.

Seminar on Portuguese Literature (1), (2)
In this course, students will understand Portuguese literature through classical and modern literature of representative writers.

Studies of Regionalism (1), (2)
This course will research Brazilian folk literature.