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Academic Foundations 003
African-American and African Studies 014
Allied Health Technologies 045
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Archaeology 075
Art (Art 080, B.F.A. Visual Arts 081, Art History 082, Arts Management 084)
Biological Sciences
Central and Eastern European Studies (CEES) 149
Chemistry 160
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology 460)
Economics 220
Urban Education 300
English (350 and 352)
Environmental Sciences 375
French 420
Geoscience Engineering 465
Greek 490
Hebraic Studies 500
History (History 510, American 512)
Honors 525
Human-Computer Interaction 531
International Affairs
Italian 560
Journalism and Media Studies 570
Korean 574
Latin 580
Legal Studies
Linguistics 615
Mathematics (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Medical Technology 660
Music (Music 700, Music Performance 701)
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 810
Major Requirements (36 credits)
Minor Requirements
Psychology 830
Puerto Rican Studies 836
Religious Studies 840
Slavic 861
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Theater Arts, Television and Media Arts (Theater Arts 965, Speech 950)
Urban Studies 975
Women's Studies 988
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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 Liberal Arts Colleges Academic Programs and Courses Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 810 Courses  


21&62:810:101-102Elementary Portuguese (3,3) Fundamentals of grammar; drill in speaking and writing. A minimum total of 10 hours of language laboratory work per term is required of all students in NCAS elementary language courses and is recommended for UC-N and NJIT students. Not open to students who have had two or more years of secondary school Portuguese or are near-native speakers of the language. These students must take a placement test in the department for proper advising. Both terms must be completed to receive credit.
21&62:810:131,132Intermediate Portuguese (3,3) Grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Continued development of speaking and reading skills; intensive practice in reading and composition based on short literary and journalistic texts. Students must take a placement exam in the department for proper advisement as to level of proficiency. Successful completion of both terms may be accredited for a major/minor option.
21&62:810:203Advanced Grammar and Composition (3) This class offers instruction in advanced grammatical structures, and advanced reading, writing, and speaking. For students with a good command of the Portuguese language who wish to perfect their knowledge of written and oral Portuguese.
21&62:810:207Introduction to Portuguese Literature (3) Survey of Portuguese literature, with emphasis on reading and discussion of literary texts representative of significant literary movements and authors of Portugal. Prerequisites: 21&62:810:131,132 or demonstrable reading/writing knowledge of the language. Fulfills literature requirement. Conducted in Portuguese.
21&62:810:208Introduction to Brazilian Literature (3) Survey of Brazilian literature, with emphasis on reading and discussion of literary texts representative of significant literary movements and authors of Brazil. Prerequisites: 21&62:810:131,132 or demonstrable reading/writing knowledge of the language. Conducted in Portuguese.
21&62:810:311,312Portuguese Literature in English Translation (3) Reading and discussion of major authors and texts representative of Portugal's rich literary tradition. Two-term sequence covers Vicente and Camões up to 20th-century authors. Fulfills literature requirement.
21&62:810:315Portuguese for Business and Commerce (3) Intensive study of business and commercial Portuguese. Emphasis on practical business terminology and procedures used in business letters and documents, banking, trade, export and import, stock market, and modern-day global economic institutions. Familiarization with Portuguese business practices and cultural differences. Open to students who can demonstrate adequate reading/writing/conversational skills at the level of 21&62:810:132 Intermediate Portuguese. This includes NJIT students and students from graduate programs and NCAS. Conducted in Portuguese.
21&62:810:318,319Brazilian and Lusophone World Literature in English Translation (3) Reading and discussion of literary works representative of the different literary trends, movements, and authors of Brazil and Lusophone Africa.  Two-term sequence covers early 19th century up to the present. Fulfills literature requirement.
21&62:810:321Oral History of Newark's Ironbound Neighborhood (3) Focuses on the Portuguese and Brazilian immigrant community of Newark's Ironbound neighborhood. Explores ethnographic fieldwork (participant observation and tape-recorded interviews) and compiling oral history. Readings of anthropological, literary, and historical texts. Issues covered include migratory patterns, adaptation and assimilation, postcolonial conflict and collaboration, cultural heritage, and immigrant identity. Fulfills interdisciplinary requirement.
21&62:810:342,343Portuguese and Lusophone World Civilization and Culture (3,3) Discussion of significant historical, social, and cultural trends in the Portuguese-speaking world from the colonial era to the present. Conducted in Portuguese.
21&62:810:348Portuguese Film and Literature (3) This class provides a survey of 20th-century Portuguese film, exploring the interplay between literature and cinematic narrative. Class is conducted alternately in English and Portuguese. Fulfills literature requirement.
21&62:810:351Soccer, Samba, and Spiritualism: Performing the Nation in Portugal and Brazil (3) Conducted in English and explores expressive culture in Portugal and Brazil. Performance is broadly defined to include religious worship and urban festivity. Students will explore emblematic performance forms of Portugal and Brazil such as samba, fado, candomblé, and soccer spectatorship to understand how these cultural forms participate in and comprise a "national culture." Fulfills interdisciplinary requirement.
21&62:810:423Postrevolutionary Portuguese Literature and Culture (3) Examines the effects of dramatic political change on Portuguese literature, theater, and popular culture.  The 1974 revolution marked the end of the Portuguese Estado Novo dictatorship and the beginning of a cultural renaissance in Portugal.  Examines fascism's cultural legacies and the way in which writers have redefined the nation during this period. Fulfills literature requirement.
21&62:810:440,441Topics in Portuguese and Brazilian Culture (3,3) Explores significant themes, topics, concepts, movements, trends, and complex issues with regard to the diverse Portuguese and Brazilian societies and cultures. Conducted alternately in Portuguese and English.
21&62:810:459Internship in Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies (3) Internship in Portuguese-American business, government offices, and cultural associations. Prerequisite: Open only to Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies majors or minors with junior or senior standing.
21&62:810:495,496Independent Study (3,3) Specialized independent research on a topic related to Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Open only to Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies majors or minors.
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