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Portuguese Minor

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (PORT)

The Minor in Portuguese is designed to cultivate our students' understanding, respect, and appreciation of the rich literary and cultural traditions of Portuguese-speaking peoples; to provide a sound foundation for further study related to the Portuguese worlds; and to develop our students' ability to analyze literary and cultural works in Portuguese.

Through their coursework in the Minor, students will be introduced to the disciplines of Portuguese letters, and also explore connections between Portuguese and other disciplines in the humanities or in the social sciences. For the Portuguese Minor, students will need a minimum of 19 credits of Portuguese (at least 6 of which must be at the 400 level), with grades of C or better. Students will be able to select from a comprehensive list of courses that can count toward the Minor. Students are held to the requirements that are in effect when they officially declare the Minor. They can take more than the minimum 19 credits if they so desire; there is no penalty for students who change their minds and ultimatley do not complete all the Minor requirements (i.e., they are not disqualified from graduating if they do not complete declared Minor requirements; they simply do not receive the Minor).

The prerequisite for the Minor's prescribed PORT 003 course is PORT 002.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


PORT 3(4), PORT 405(3)

Select 9 credits of PORT courses beyond the 003 level
Select 3 credits of 400-level PORT courses

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-06-047

Review Date: 4/5/2016


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