About The Program
The PFP admits UGA undergraduate students of all majors who demonstrate a unique talent for the study of Portuguese and the motivation to reach the highest levels of proficiency.
The PFP is fully integrated with the Department of Romance Language’s Portuguese Program, but offers additional benefits to exceptional students in recognition of their dedication to excellence in Portuguese.
All students will sign a contract agreeing to follow eligibility and program requirements. They will also agree to the use of their personal data by The Language Flagship and acknowledge that their progress will be tracked for the duration of the Flagship Program and beyond.
Reach advanced proficiency in Portuguese prior to Capstone Year in Brazil, and Superior proficiency upon completion of the program.
Reach the 4000 level prior to Capstone Year, and complete at least two content or Language Across the Curriculum courses (taught in Portuguese) at UGA during the program.
(Most PFP students will also complete the Portuguese minor before graduation.)
PFP Scholar Obligations:
Language Across the Curriculum in Portuguese:
UGA is currently developing new Language Across the Curriculum content courses, taught entirely or partially in Portuguese. Options for new LAC courses include sociology, geography, psychology, and forestry and natural resources. For more, see bulletin.uga.edu
|Course ID||Course Title and Description|
|Source: UGA Bulletin|
|PORT 1001: Elementary Portuguese||Conversation, fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, reading, and writing.|
|PORT 1002: Elementary Portuguese||A continuation of Elementary Portuguese. Teaches conversation, fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, reading, and writing.|
|PORT 1110: Accelerated Elementary Portuguese||Accelerated course introducing basic principles of the Portuguese language to students dedicated to intensive foreign language study.|
|PORT 2001: Intermediate Portuguese||Content-based review of Portuguese grammar and systematic vocabulary and skill development. Integration of language, culture, and literature.|
|PORT 2002: Intermediate Portugues||A continuation of Intermediate Portuguese. Content based review of Portuguese grammar and systematic vocabulary and skill development. Integration of language, culture, and literature|
|PORT 2120: Accelerated Intermediate Portuguese||A continuation of Accelerated Elementary Portuguese. Teaches conversation, grammar, pronunciation, reading, and writing at intermediate level to students dedicated to intensive foreign language study.|
|PORT 2600: Intensive Portuguese||Emphasizes conversational skills, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Not to be used to satisfy the undergraduate language requirement.|
|PORT 3010: Introduction to Language, Literature, and Culture of the Portuguese-Speaking World||Emphasis is divided between linguistic, literary and cultural skills to promote student’s ability to read and analyze literary and non-literary texts, while concentrating on expressing themselves accurately in both oral and written Portuguese.|
|PORT 4010: Advanced Language, Literature, and Culture of the Portuguese-Speaking World||Linguistic, cultural, and literary structures in Portuguese-speaking societies. Emphasis is divided between students’ abilities to express themselves fluently in oral and written Portuguese and to identify and contextualize main literary genres and movements.|
|PORT 4040: Topics in Cinema, Culture, and Literature in the Portuguese-Speaking World||Specific aspects of cinema, culture, and literature of the Portuguese-speaking world. Topics to be selected according to the needs and interests of the students. Taught in seminar fashion with extensive outside readings of primary and secondary sources. Given in English.|
|PORT 4045: Brazilian Culture and Society||Overview of prominent characteristics and movements in Brazilian culture, history, society, artistic and intellectual development, as seen in Brazilian cinema, literature, art, media, and historical texts.|
|PORT 4050: Prose of the Portuguese-Speaking World||Representative prose texts from Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa analyzed in their cultural, social, and political contexts.|
|PORT 4060: Poetry of the Portuguese-Speaking World||Representative poetic texts from Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa analyzed in their cultural, social, and political contexts.|
|PORT 4070: Theater of the Portuguese-Speaking World||Representative plays from Portugal and Brazil analyzed with emphasis on drama as a literary genre, specific aspects of staging and performance, and socio-political context of theatrical production.|
|PORT 4080: Studies in Culture and Literature of the Portuguese-Speaking World||Studies in culture and literature of the Portuguese-speaking world. Selected topics of special interest in their cultural, social, and political context.|
|PORT 4150: Business Portuguese||Students will acquire a working knowledge of commercial vocabulary, business practices, and commercial culture in the Luso-Brazilian world. The primary concentration will be on Brazil’s growing presence in a globalized economy. Of primary importance is creating a cross-cultural awareness.|
|PORT 4550: History of the Portuguese Language||Identification of the boundaries of Portuguese and their historic- political antecedents, study of the Portuguese language within the context of other romance languages, trace the development of Portuguese from Latin origins to modern, analyze texts from different periods illustrating stages in the evolution of Portuguese, and discuss the role of Portuguese as an international language.|
|PORT 4950: Directed Reading and/or Projects||Individual study, reading, or projects under the guidance of a faculty member.|
|PORT 4960H: Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)||Individual study, reading, or projects under the guidance of a project director.|