Portuguese Undergraduate

Undergraduate Program

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The Undergraduate Program in Portuguese offers beginning, intermediate and advanced language courses (PORT 1110, 2120, 3010). These courses emphasize speaking, understanding, reading and writing of Portuguese, especially as used in Brazil.

The requirements for the minor in Portuguese consist of eighteen credits beyond PORT 2120. Students interested in the minor are strongly encouraged to spend a semester studying abroad in Brazil or in Portugal.

For more information on study abroad programs and credit transfers, please contact the Director of the Portuguese Program.

The courses counting toward the Portuguese minor include:

POTR 4270 – The Civilization of Brazil

Introduces the development of Brazilian culture from 1500 to the present. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the language requirement.

PORT 3010 – Advanced Grammar, Conversation and Composition

Prerequisite: PORT 2120 or by permission. Studies advanced grammar through analysis of texts; includes extensive practice in composition and topical conversation.

PORT 3559 – New Course: PORT

This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics within the subject of Portuguese.

PORT 4559 – New Course: PORT

This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics within the subject of Portuguese.

PORT 4020 – Readings in Literature in Portuguese

Prerequisite: PORT 2120 or by permission. Studies readings from the chief periods of Brazilian and Portuguese literature.

PORT 4410 – Brazilian Literature

Studies leading figures and movements from Colonial times to 1900.

PORT 4420 – Brazilian Literature

Studies leading figures and movements from 1900 to present.

PORT 4610, 4620 – Studies in Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature

Prerequisite: one course at the 3000 level or higher, or instructor permission. Studies topics in Portuguese or Brazilian literature or in Portuguese linguistics according to the interests and preparation of the student.

PORT 4920 – Independent Study

Luso-Brazilian Culture Independent Study - Instructor Permission Required

Once signed by the Portuguese Minor Advisor, students should submit the declaration form to the registrar of their School.

To download the Portuguese minor declaration form, please click here.

Additional Information

For more information about the Portuguese Minor, please contact the Director of the Portuguese Program.