The Minor in Lusophone Studies

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.

For a minor in Lusophone Studies, take 18 hours, including the following:

  • 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/WMS 383 By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women (3)

Choose from the following to reach 18 credit hours (taught in English):

  • ATH 305 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (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)

For more information please contact:

Dr. Paula Gândara
Irvin Hall 249
(513) 529-6039

(Revised Summer 2012)