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PORTUGUESE

Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: PTU1501, PTU1502
NQF Level: 6: PTU2601, PTU2602, PTU2603
NQF Level: 7: PTU3701, PTU3702, PTU3703, PTU3704, PTU3705
For Honours (NQF level 8) see Modern European Languages and Literature.

Portuguese Language and Culture: Lower Intermediate - PTU1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: PTU1501 or PTU101M
Purpose: To develop the aptitude in the four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of Portuguese, taking students from lower-intermediate to intermediate level (emphasis on the first three skills).
Portuguese Language and Culture: upper Intermediate Level - PTU2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: PTU2601 & PTU2602
Purpose: To enhance students' aptitude in the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking Portuguese from upper intermediate to advanced level. This module will also provide an interdisciplinary survey of the culture and society of the Portuguese-speaking world. Students who complete the module successfully will be able to communicate effectively in Portuguese.
Portuguese Language and Culture: Intermediate Level - PTU2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: PTU1502 or PTU102N
Purpose: To enhance students' aptitude in the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking Portuguese from intermediate to advanced level. Specific writing techniques and strategies; letter writing, summaries, compositions, etc. Introduction to translation practice.
Modern Portuguese Literature and Society - PTU2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: PTU1502 or PTU102N Co-requisite: PTU2601 or PTU201Q
Purpose: To gain insight into the world of 20th century Portuguese Literature and Society through the reading and interpretation of selected literary works as well as other background information. Basic guidelines in Portuguese for the interpretation and analysis of literary texts will be provided.
Portuguese Language and Culture: Beginners - PTU1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Purpose: To enable students to develop an aptitude in the four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of Portuguese from beginners' level to lower intermediate level (emphasis on the first three skills) and to gain insight into some aspects of culture through the learning of the language.
Portuguese Language for Specific Purposes: Advanced - PTU3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: PTU2601 or PTU201Q
Purpose: To develop students' communication skills with focus on the practical uses of Portuguese in the fields of business, advertising and journalism.
Portuguese Translation Practice - PTU3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: PTU3701 or PTU301T
Purpose: To develop students' language skills by means of translation practice from and into Portuguese/English based on a selection of texts.
Advanced Language Skills in Portuguese (Oral and Written) - PTU3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: PTU3701 or PTU301T
Purpose: To develop students' written and oral communication skills in Portuguese. Written work includes precis writing, paraphrase, expansion of texts and writing to a brief while the oral communication includes Portuguese for general conversational purposes, for conveying specific type of information and for debating current issues.
Modern Brazilian Literature and Society - PTU3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in Other languages,English
Pre-requisite: PTU2601 & PTU2602 or PTU201Q & PTU202R
Purpose: To introduce students to the literature and culture of twentieth-century Brazil, through the reading and interpretation of modern literary and non-literary texts.
Lusophone African Literature - PTU3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Other languages
Pre-requisite: PTU2601 & PTU2602 or PTU201Q & PTU202R
Purpose: Students will be introduced and gain insight into post-colonial African Literature in Portuguese through the reading and interpretation of various texts.