The Portuguese Studies minor is designed to develop basic reading, writing, and conversation skills in Portuguese, as well as obtain greater cultural knowledge of the Portuguese-speaking world.
The minor consists of 18-21 hours. All students will be required to take12-15 hours in Portuguese grammar and conversation and 6 hours in elective courses. The integration of language and culture classes will provide students with a well-rounded view of the Portuguese-speaking world.
Interdisciplinary minors require the student to complete a minimum of 15 to 21 hours from a list of specific courses. Unless otherwise noted, a student may take no more than 6 hours of courses from a single department until he or she surpasses the required minimum number of hours necessary for completing the minor. Exceptions to this rule may be found within the discussions of several of the minors. In most cases, a student is also limited to just 3 hours of credit toward the minor in the same department or discipline in which he or she is taking a major. Except for the Paralegal Studies minor, no course may be counted both for major and minor credit. Students must fulfill all departmental prerequisites for any course within an interdisciplinary minor. In some cases, advisors may approve course substitutions within these program requirements.
Required Portuguese Language and Conversation Courses (12-15 hours)