Portuguese Major & Minor Programs

Major | Minor


Major

The Portuguese major consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours distributed as indicated below. Up to 3 credits of courses offered in English on the Portuguese-speaking world may count as an elective toward the major. A minimum grade of "C-" in all courses comprising the major is required.

Orientation (6 hours)

These two Portuguese courses are required:
3401 Review of Grammar and Composition 
3450 Introduction to the Study of Literatures and Cultures  

Core (24 hours)

  • Six (6) credit hours at the 3400+ level in Advanced Language and Linguistics, at least three (3) credit hours must be at the 4000-level or above
  • 12 credit hours at the 4000+ level in Literature and Culture
  • Six (6) credit hours, Electives

Courses in Advanced Portuguese Language and Linguistics
3402
Portuguese Reading and Listening, 3 credits
3403 Portuguese Conversation and Composition, 3 credits
4510 Portuguese Translation, 3 credits
4595 Special Topics - Foreign Study, 1-9 credits
5611 The Portuguese Language, 3 credits

Courses in Portuguese Literature and Culture
4550 Literatures of the Portuguese Speaking World, 3 credits
4560 Cultural Expressions of Portugal and Lusophone Africa, 3 credits
4561 Cultural Expressions of Brazil, 3 credits
4595 Special Topics - Foreign Study, 1-9 credits
5510 Literatures and Cultures in Portuguese, from the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism, 3 credits
5520 Literatures and Cultures in Portuguese, from Romanticism to Modernism, 3 credits
5530 Literatures and Cultures in Portuguese, from Modernism to the Present, 3 credits
5650 Studies in Literatures and Cultures of the Portuguese Speaking World (Repeatable), 3-9 credits

Portuguese Electives
Students may choose from any of the courses listed above or
3570 CLLC Radio, 3 credits
4193 Individual Studies, 1-3 credits **
4194 Group Studies, 1-9 credits
4597.01 Coloniality and Postcoloniality in the Literatures of Portugal and Portuguese-Speaking Africa, 3 credits (taught in English*)
4597.02 Representing Identity in the Cinema of the Portuguese-Speaking World, 3 credits (taught in English*)
4999H Honors Thesis Research, 1-9 credits **
5797 Study at a Foreign Institution, 1-6 credits **
 

* Only one course in English may be counted toward the Portuguese Major program.

** ***4999H, 5797, 4193 can be taken for up to 3-9 credit hours, but only a maximum of 3 credit hours for each can count toward the Portuguese Major program.

NOTE: Exceptions to the above requirements and distributions will be considered when they do not diminish the quality of the individual major program.


Major | Minor


Minor

A Minor in Portuguese consists of a minimum of 12 credit hours chosen from the table below with the help of an academic advisor. Please keep in mind that the prerequisites must be observed. 

Orientation Courses (6 hours)

One course required from the following three:
3401 Advanced Portuguese Grammar, 3 credits
3402 Portuguese Reading and Listening, 3 credits
3403 Portuguese Conversation and Composition, 3 credits
AND
3450 Introduction to the Study of Literatures and Cultures, 3 credits
 

Additional Courses (6 hours)

One course from each of the following categories:

Advanced Language and Linguistics
3401
Advanced Portuguese Grammar, 3 credits
3402 Portuguese Reading and Listening, 3 credits
3403 Portuguese Conversation and Composition, 3 credits
4510 Portuguese Translation, 3 credits
4595 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9 credits
5611 The Portuguese Language, 3 credits

Portuguese Literatures and Cultures
4550
 Literatures of the Portuguese Speaking World, 3 credits
4595 Special Topics in Foreign Study, 1-9 credits
4560 Cultural Expressions of Portugal and Lusophone Africa, 3 credits
4561 Cultural Expressions of Brazil, 3 credits
5510 Literatures and Cultures in Portuguese, from the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism, 3 credits
5520 Literatures and Cultures in Portuguese, from Romanticism to Modernism, 3 credits
5530 Literatures and Cultures in Portuguese, from Modernism to the Present, 3 credits
5650 Studies in Literatures and Cultures of the Portuguese Speaking World, 3-9 credits

Electives

In special cases, upon approval by an academic advisor, the Elective courses below can be counted toward Minor requirements.
 
3570 CLLC Radio, 3 credits
4193 Individual Studies, 1-6 credits
4194 Group Studies, 1-9 credits
4194 Group Studies, 1-9 credits
5797 Study at a Foreign Institution, 1-6 credits

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