Portuguese Studies (Minor)
To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!
The objective of the minor in a foreign language is to enable students majoring in any field to acquire proficiency in a second language, understanding of the culture, and knowledge of the countries in which the language is spoken.
To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To declare the minor, go to the Add a Minor page. (Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.)
Students should declare the minor as soon as they have completed the first course for the minor, and complete their course work according to their minor degree audit, and the minor requirements. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. Questions regarding unmet course requirements on the Minor Degree Audit (indicated by a red ‘X’) should be directed to the Minor Coordinator, below. Students contact the Coordinator of Advising, Professor Susan Navey-Davis, once they have completed all of their courses for the minor, or during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State, in order to complete the final certification of the minor. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor.
Language & Computer Labs 206
Campus Box 8106
SIS Code: 16PORTM
- Completion of 15 credit hours is required.
- 9 Credit hours must be taken at NC State or through the UNC Language Assembly/Portuguese as World Language Consortium.
- In addition to FLP 201 Intermediate Portuguese I (3 credits), two additional Portuguese language or culture courses (6 credits) above the FLP 201 Intermediate Portuguese I level to be listed under the FL 295 Special Topics in Foreign Languages and/or Literatures rubric must be taken through the UNC Language Assembly/Portuguese as a World Language Consortium are required.
- A maximum of six (6) credit hours may be transferred into the minor from another institution. The minor adviser may approve more on a discretionary basis.
- The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature will determine which courses transferred from other institutions may qualify to meet requirements for the minor.
- A grade of ‘C-’ or better is required in all courses in the minor program.
- A maximum of two (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both another departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
|FLP 201||Intermediate Portuguese I||3|
|FL 295||Special Topics in Foreign Languages and/or Literatures 1||3|
|FLP 401||Brazilian Portuguese for Spanish Speakers 2||3|
|or FL 295||Special Topics in Foreign Languages and/or Literatures|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Andean South America|
|People and Cultures of Africa|
|Introduction to the African Diaspora|
|African American Religions|
|Colonial Latin America|
|Modern Latin America|
|Introduction to History of West Africa|
|United States-Latin American Relations Since 1823|
|Latin American Revolutions|
|Introduction to International Relations|
|Seminar in Latin American & Caribbean Politics|
2 courses above the FLP 201 Intermediate Portuguese I level through the UNC Language Assembly/Portuguese as a World Language Consortium
1 course above the FLP 201 level through the UNC Language Assembly/Portuguese as a World Language Consortium