Lusophone Studies

(18 semester hours)

For information, contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 268 Irvin Hall (513-529-4500).

A Lusophone studies minor serves to introduce students to the rich culture of Portuguese-speaking peoples and countries, especially Brazil. Portuguese is the seventh-most spoken language in the world. Knowledge of the Lusophone cultures is essential for understanding the political, economic, and social world with which the United States has increasing ties.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

POR 111 Accelerated Introduction to Portuguese (4)

POR 211 Second-Year Portuguese (4)

Choose one course from the following:

Taught in Portuguese:

POR 311 Grammar Review and Introductory Composition (3)

POR 315 Introduction to Literary Texts: Lusophone Literature (3)

Choose ONE course from the following:

Taught in English:

POR/BWS/ENG/FST 381 African Lusophone Literature (3)

POR/BWS/ENG/FST/WGS 383 By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women (3)

Choose from the following to reach 18 credit hours:

Taught in English:

ATH 305 Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

GEO 304 Latin American Development (4)

HST 307 Latin American Civilization - Colonial Period (3)

LAS 208 Latin American Civilization (3)

POL 337 Politics of Latin America (4)

POR 204 Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (3)

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