Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese



POR 1130 Portuguese I 5
POR 1131 Portuguese II 5
POR 2200 Intermediate Portuguese 3


POR 3202 Accelerated Portuguese I 5
POR 3233 Accelerated Portuguese II 5
POR 2200 Intermediate Portuguese 3

Students admitted into the program must have 60 semester hours, including all lower-division requirements. They must also have a basic command of written and spoken Portuguese, equivalent to the courses listed above. These courses may not count as credits toward the major or minor. Students with competence in Portuguese but without the formal credits will be evaluated for placement. Instructors may waive the prerequisite of POR 2200 for students who demonstrate a satisfactory written and oral intermediate proficiency in Portuguese testing.


All majors in the department are required to take 33 semester hours of credit toward the major. At least 27 of these must be in Portuguese (POR, POW, PRT prefixes); POR courses below 3400, which are basic language instruction, do not count. 6 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.

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