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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Portuguese Courses taught at USC

Below, you will find a list of the most commonly taught Portuguese courses at USC and their respective prerequisites.

PORT 121- Elementary Portuguese

Grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

This course is restricted to those students who meet the following requirement.
•  Never previously studied Portuguese
•  Not studied Portuguesewithin the past five years
•  Scored a P1 on the USC Portuguese placement exam

 
PORT
122 - Basic Proficiency in Portuguese

Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed PORT121
•  Scored a P2 on the USC Portuguese placement exam

 
PORT 130 - Accelerated Basic Proficiency in Portuguese

Accelerated development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills to obtain the Basic Proficiency Level in Portuguese.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Never previously studied Portuguese
•  Not studied Portuguese within the past five years
•  Scored an P1 on the USC Portuguese placement exam

NOTE:  Those students who do not have a USC Portuguese placement score must complete the form to Request Exemption from the Foreign Language Placement Exam.
 

PORT 201- Intermediate Portuguese I

Review of the basic principles of grammar with additional emphasis on reading and oral skills.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed PORT122
•  Scored a P3 on the USC Spanish Phase II placement exam

PORT 202 - Intermediate Portuguese II

Continued review of the basic principles of grammar with additional emphasis on reading, writing, and oral skills.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed PORT201
•  Scored an P3 on the USC Portuguese placement exam
 

PORT 230 - Accelerated Intermediate Portuguese

Accelerated development of intermediate level listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills in Portuguese.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed PORT122 or PORT130
•  Scored an P3 on the USC Portuguese placement exam


PORT 299
- Accelerated Portuguese for Speakers of Spanish

Accelerated Portuguese for speakers of Spanish, taught through a communicative approach. Students will develop intermediate-level oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and increase knowledge about multiple aspects of Luso-Brazilian cultures.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•   Successfully completed SPAN309
•   Scored an SD or S7 on the USC Spanish Phase II placement exam
•   Scored a P3 on the USC Portuguese placement exam


PORT 309
- Advanced Conversation and Composition I

Development of advanced conversational and compositional skills through systematic grammar study abroad and review, reading, oral activities, and film discussion.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed any 200-level Portuguese course
•  Scored a P4 on the USC Portuguese placement exam
•  Consent of the instructor of the course
 

PORT 310- Advanced Conversation and Composition II

Development of advanced conversational and compositional skills through systematic grammar study and review, reading, and the analysis of texts through both writing and oral discussion.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed any 200-level Portuguese course
•  Scored a P4 on the USC Portuguese placement exam
•  Consent of the instructor of the course


PORT 312
- Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literature

Introduction to reading literary texts in Portuguese through carefully selected readings from different genres/periods.

This course is restricted to those students who meet any of the following requirements.
•  Successfully completed both PORT309 and PORT310
•  Consent of the instructor of the course