Minor in Portuguese



A student majoring in another discipline may earn an academic minor in Portuguese. Prerequisites include a basic command of written and spoken Portuguese corresponding to the POR 3202-3233 series (or equivalent).

Out of the 18 required credits, 15 must be selected from a list of Portuguese core courses. 3 credits may be upper-division courses in second language acquisition, linguistics, culture and translation. Courses focusing on Brazil, Portugal or Lusophone Africa offered by other departments may also count. POR courses below 3400 do not count.

Suggested Courses:

POR 3400 Advanced Oral Communication 3
POR 3420 Review Grammar/Writing I 3
POR 3421 Review Grammar/Writing II 3
POR 3440 Portuguese for Business 3
POR 3500 Luso-Brazilian Culture (GL) 3
POW 3284 Brazilian Short Story 3
PRT 3401 Portuguese Literature in Translation 3
PRT 3510 Witnessing War in Lusophone Cultures (GL) 3
POW 3337 Cultural Representations of Brazilian Cities 3
POW 4390 Brazilian Cinema 3
POW 4391 Brazilian Cinema and Human Rights 3
POW 4480 20th Century Brazilian Novel 3
POW 4701 Masterworks of Brazilian Literature 3

Suggested electives:

LAH 2020 Latin American Civilization 3
LAH 4600 History of Brazil 3
ECS 3401 The Brazilian Economy 3
LIN 3013 General Linguistics 3