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Academic Foundations 003
Africana Studies 014
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Art, Design, and Art History 080, 081, 082, 083, 085
Arts & Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Biological Sciences 120
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Creative Writing 200
Data Science 219
Economics 220
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
English 350, 352
English: Composition and Writing 355
Environmental Sciences 375
Film Studies 380
French 420
Geoscience/Geology 460
Global Politics 487
Health and Society 502
Health Information Management 504
History 510, 512
Honors 525
Honors Living-Learning Community 526
International Affairs 551
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Journalism 086
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latina/o Studies 597
Legal Studies 603
Linguistics 615
Mathematics 640
Medical Imaging Sciences 658
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 686
Music 087
Neuroscience 112
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812
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Major Requirements (30 credits)
Minor Requirements (18 credits)
Teacher Certification
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819
Psychology 830
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Theater 088
Translation and Interpreting Studies 942
Urban Education 300
Video Production 089
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Writing 989
Youth Development & Juvenile Justice 985
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Opportunities with New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
School of Criminal Justice
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Academic Foundations Center
Honors College
Honors Living-Learning Community
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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Arts and Sciences-Newark Academic Programs and Courses Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812 Courses  


21:812:101,102 Elementary Portuguese (3,3) Fundamentals of grammar; drills in speaking and writing. A minimum total of 10 hours of language laboratory work per semester is required of all students in Newark College of Arts and Sciences elementary language courses and is recommended for University College-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology. 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. Elementary Portuguese does not count toward the major/minor.
21:812:103 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (3) Designed for students who are proficient in Spanish. Examines phonetic, grammatical, and lexical distinctions between Spanish and Portuguese, as well as similarities and differences between the Lusophone and Hispanic worlds while helping students develop speaking, reading, and writing skills in Portuguese.
21:812:131,132 Intermediate 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 semesters may be required to fulfill a major/minor option.
21:812:203 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3) 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.
21:812:207 Introduction 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. Conducted in Portuguese.
21:812:208 Introduction 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. Conducted in Portuguese.
21:812:250,251 Portuguese Literature in English Translation (3,3) Reading and discussion of major authors and texts representative of Portugal's rich literary tradition. Two-semester sequence covers Vicente and Camões, up to 20th-century authors. Conducted in English.
21:812:252 Film and Literature of Lusophone Africa (3) Explores the postindependence cinematic and literary production of Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde, exploring the themes of war, independence, decolonization, and migration. Conducted alternately in Portuguese and English.
21:812:253,254 Brazilian Literature in English Translation (3,3) Reading and discussion of literary works representative of the different literary trends, movements, and authors of Brazil. Two-semester sequence covers early 19th century up to the present. Fulfills literature requirement. Conducted in English. Students are not obligated to take two-semester sequence.
21:812:315 Portuguese 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. Prerequisite: Open to students who can demonstrate adequate reading/writing/conversational skills at the level of 21:812:132 Intermediate Portuguese. This includes NJIT students and students from graduate programs and NCAS. Conducted in Portuguese.
21:812:321 Oral 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.
21:812:342,343 Lusophone World Culture I,II (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.
21:812:348 Portuguese Film and Literature (3) Survey of 20th-century Portuguese film, exploring the interplay between literature and cinematic narrative. Conducted alternately in English and Portuguese.
21:812:349 Brazilian Film and Literature (3) Focuses on the major themes and movements of 20th-century Brazilian cinematic and literary production, with a particular focus on the Cinema Novo era. Conducted alternately in Portuguese and English.
21:812:351 Soccer, Samba, and Spiritualism: Performing the Nation in Portugal and Brazil (3) This course 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. Conducted in English.
21:812:360 Core Topics in Portuguese, Brazilian and Luso-African Studies (3) Topics covered in course changes. Fulfills the Core Curriculum "Other Liberal Arts" requirement.

21:812:391,392 Honors Topics in Portuguese Literature in Translation (3) Explores significant themes, topics, concepts, movements, trends, and complex issues with regard to the diverse Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African societies and cultures.
Conducted in English. For Honors College students only. Fulfills the core curriculum literature requirement.
21:812:423 Postrevolutionary 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. Conducted in Portuguese.
21:812:440,441 Topics in Portuguese and Brazilian Culture (3,3) Explores significant themes, topics, concepts, movements, trends, and complex issues with regard to the diverse Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African societies and cultures.  Conducted alternately in Portuguese and English.
21:812:458,459 Internship in Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies (3,3) Internship in local Lusophone businesses, government offices, newspapers, nonprofits, and cultural associations. Prerequisite: Open only to Portuguese and Lusophone world studies majors or minors with junior or senior standing.
21:812:495,496 Independent 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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