Students will choose two romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Italian). Primary language requires 5 courses; secondary language requires 4 courses to satisfy the major. Students must meet with the corresponding department DUS for advisement.
LANGUAGE PREREQUISITE (1 course)
PORT‐UA 4: Intermediate II or
PORT‐UA 11: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Before beginning the requirements for the major, students must show proficiency at the intermediate level. Any of the courses listed above or any comparable measurable proficiency will be accepted for the prerequisite.
REQUIREMENTS (3 or 4 electives):
Students choose 3 or 4 electives in Portuguese above the intermediate level. The number of courses depends on whether Portuguese is the primary or secondary language.
See Department website for up-to-date course offerings and course descriptions.
Romance Language majors may not count any course taught in English toward the major.
Double majors may double count one relevant course with their other major with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Spanish and Portuguese.
Students with a general and major GPA of 3.65 or above are encouraged to participate in the Honors Program. Honors majors enroll in a year‐long (8‐point) colloquium in the senior year, the Honors Thesis Seminar (4 of these points count toward the major.) The honors thesis is an extended research paper on a topic of the student’s choice and directed by a faculty adviser, written in Portuguese or English. Students offer an oral presentation of the thesis in the spring of senior year.
Students have the option of doing a 2‐4 credit internship or independent study and may count it toward credit in Romance Languages, under the advisement of the DUS or Associate DUS.