Spanish and Portuguese

Portuguese Studies (Secondary Major)

Portuguese Studies (Secondary Major)
Hours25 - 47 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Students must complete the requirements for a primary major in another field.
Complete the following prerequisite courses (or equivalents): Port 101, 102, 201, 202, 206, 211R. NOTE: Prerequisite courses may be waived for those having sufficient proficiency with the language.
Note 1: Spanish speakers should take Port 105 instead of 101 and 102, and 205 instead of 201 and 202.
Note 2: Native speakers and returned missionaries normally start with Port 321; however, returned missionaries who wish to strengthen their language skills may start with Port 206.
Note 3: Prerequisite courses may be waived for those having sufficient proficiency with the language. See the department for language testing details.
requirement 5 Complete 1 course
requirement 6 Complete 9.0 hours from the following option(s)
option 6.1 Complete up to 9.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: Courses used to satisfy above requirements may not double count.
PORT 419 - (Not currently offered)
PORT 462R - (Not currently offered)
option 6.2 Complete up to 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 7 Complete 1 course
Note: An ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test are taken in connection with Port 491. It is expected that Portuguese Studies majors will pass both tests with a rating of Advanced Low or higher.
Program Outcomes: 

Language Competence

Students will speak, listen, read, and write Portuguese at the ACTFL advanced level or higher (see the ACTFL guidelines here).

Cultural Competence

Students will identify cultural practices (e.g., customs and traditions) and cultural products (e.g., arts, institutions, and individuals) from the Spanish-speaking world, place them in their historical, political, and social contexts, and interpret the unique perspectives on human experience that they reveal.

Criticial Thinking and Expression

Students will analyze language, literary texts, and other cultural products and practices, using sound thinking and clear expression.

Connecting Learning to Life

Students will connect academic experience to their personal and professional lives.