Spanish and Portuguese

Portuguese Lower-Division Courses

1. Elementary Portuguese. (4) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Taught in Portuguese. Laboratory is online. Introductory Portuguese language and culture course that is proficiency-oriented, communicative, and task-based to help develop communicative competence in four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as cultural competence. P/NP or letter grading.

2. Elementary Portuguese. (4) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Taught in Portuguese. Laboratory is online. Introductory Portuguese language and culture course that is proficiency-oriented, communicative, and task-based to help develop communicative competence in four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as cultural competence. P/NP or letter grading.

3. Intermediate Portuguese. (4) Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Taught in Portuguese. Laboratory is online. Intermediate Portuguese language and culture course that is proficiency-oriented, communicative, and task-based to help develop communicative competence in four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as cultural competence. P/NP or letter grading.

8A-8B. Portuguese Conversation. (2-2) Discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 3 with grade of B or better. P/NP or letter grading.

11A-11B. Intensive Portuguese. (5-5) Lecture, four hours; laboratory, two hours. Taught in Portuguese. Laboratory is online. Accelerated course designed only for students with proficiency in another Romance language. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

25. Advanced Portuguese. (4) Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 3 or 11B. P/NP or letter grading.

25A. Advanced Portuguese: Summer Course. (4) Lecture, 20 hours. Enforced requisite: course 3 or 11B. Advanced Portuguese course with cultural activities, field trips, and luncheons. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

26. Language and Popular Culture. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 3 or 11B. Development of speaking, reading, and writing skills. Structured in thematic units, with songs, videos, and specific vocabulary emphasizing questions of Brazilian cultural identity. Letter grading.

26A. Language and Popular Culture: Summer Course. (4) Lecture, 20 hours. Enforced requisite: course 3 or 11B. Development of speaking, reading, and writing skills. Structured in thematic units, with songs, videos, and specific vocabulary emphasizing questions of Brazilian cultural identity. Includes cultural activities, field trips, and luncheons. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

27. Advanced Composition and Style. (4) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 3 or 11B. Practice in writing Portuguese with appropriate vocabulary, syntactical structures, and stylistic patterns. P/NP or letter grading.

27A. Advanced Composition and Style: Summer Course. (4) Lecture, 20 hours. Enforced requisite: course 3 or 11B. Practice in writing Portuguese with appropriate vocabulary, syntactical structures, and stylistic patterns. Includes cultural activities, field trips, and luncheons. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

M35. Spanish, Portuguese, and Nature of Language. (5) (Same as Spanish M35.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to language study within context of Romance languages, focusing on Spanish and Portuguese. Nature of language: structure, diversity, evolution, social and cultural settings, literary uses. Study of language and its relation to other areas of human knowledge. P/NP or letter grading.

40A-40B. Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Literature in Translation. (4-5) Lecture. Reading and discussion of selected works in translation. Papers and examinations in English. P/NP or letter grading. 40A. Portuguese and Portuguese-African Literature. Lecture, three hours; 40B. Brazilian Literature. Lecture, four hours.

46. Brazil and Portuguese-Speaking World. (5) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Taught in English. Topical analysis of cultural history of Brazil in context of Portuguese-speaking world, with emphasis on comparative, trans-Atlantic relations, social development, and artistic manifestations. P/NP or letter grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.