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2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Portuguese Minor

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Minor in Portuguese (18 SH)

Study Abroad in Brazil during spring semester:  Contact the Department of World Languages and Cultures, or the Office of International Programs for more information.

There are many reasons to learn Portuguese.  Here are a few.

Portuguese is a European language spoken by more than 230 million people; it is the official language of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tome and Principe.  It is also spoken in the Portuguese islands of Madeira and Azores.

Brazil plays an important role in the 21st century economy, numbering among the ten largest world economies.  The language of the people who created capoeira and the Samba, Brazil is home to the largest population of Africans outside Africa.

Portuguese is an important language for anyone who wishes to visit Rio de Janeiro during the Carnival, or participate in WSSU’s study abroad program to Salvador da Bahia.

Complement your undergraduate major by completing the minor in Portuguese and learning about the cultures of the Lusophone speaking world.

The minor in Portuguese consists of a mimimum of eighteen (18) semester hours above the elementary level.  The intermediate level of the language is a prerequisite for all upper level courses leading to the minor.  To satisfy the minor requirements, all required courses must be taken and completed with a grade of C- or better.

POR 2311    Intermediate Portuguese I

POR 2312    Intermediate Portuguese II

POR 3309    Portuguese Conversation and Pronunciation (fall semester only)

POR 3310    Portuguese Composition and Grammar (spring semester only)

POR 3312    Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World

POR 3333    Survey of Literature in Portuguese

Students enrolled in the minor in a world language may earn up to six (6) semester hours of the minor through study abroad. Curriculum adjustments will be made to accommodate the courses taken during the study abroad experience.

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