9-courses are required for this major. This track focuses on the language, culture, history and politics of Portugal, Brazil, Luso-Africa, as well as on their Iberian and Latin American context.
Students must take at least five courses in Portuguese
REQUIREMENTS (4 Courses):
1. PORT-UA 50 “Advanced Portuguese”
2. SPAN-UA 225 Key Words
3. SPAN-UA 220 Key Works
4. One Cultural History (SPAN-UA 201 “Iberian Atlantic”; SPAN-UA 205 “Cultural History of Latin America”; SPAN-UA 201 “Iberian Atlantic”; PORT-UA 215, “Cultural History of the Luso-Brazilian world”)
Students choose from a broad selection of courses in the following fields of inquiry: literature, cultural studies, fiction, music, performance, visual culture, history, or politics. Courses taught in Portuguese carry a prerequisite of PORT-UA 50, unless an exemption is granted by the DUS.
Among your electives, you need to take at least one PORT-UA 300-level course At least one course needs to be in the field of Spanish and Latin American literature, history and culture (this course can be taken in English or Spanish). Offerings from the CORE program in the fields of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean studies or SPAN-UA 200 “Cultural History of Latin America” or SPAN-UA 260 “Cultural History of Spain” can also be counted for this requirement.
ADVANCED LANGUAGE ELECTIVES
Students have the option of choosing advanced language electives as part of the course electives, in the area of conversation, translation or creative writing. In Portuguese, these are sometimes offered as “Independent Study” classes, please consult with the DUS or the Portuguese language team for more information.
See Department website for up to date course offerings and course descriptions.
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 the major, under the advisement of the DUS or Associate DUS.
4 or 5 in Portuguese Language: language requirement fulfilled; credit for Intermediate Portuguese, PORT-UA 4. Enroll in Advanced Portuguese (PORT-UA 50).
4 or 5 in Portuguese Literature: credit for PORT-UA 50. Students advanced to 300 level.