Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Portuguese

Minor in Portuguese
Program Code:
5735 Portuguese
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
Department of Romance and Classical Studies

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Romance and Classical Studies

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Portuguese

The Minor in Portuguese, which is administered by the Department of Romance and Classical Studies,  promotes study of the liberal arts and assist in creating more globally aware, internationally focused graduates with knowledge of the language as well as the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies.

Requirements for the Minor in Portuguese

Complete 17 credits from the following:
1. All of the following courses (9 credits):
PRT 320 Advanced Portuguese 3
PRT 340 Topics in Luso-Brazilian Culture 3
PRT 350 Introduction to Literary Analysis (W) 3
2. Eight credits from the following courses as approved by the advisor
for the minor (8 credits):
PRT 101 Elementary Portuguese I 4
PRT 102 Elementary Portuguese II 4
PRT 150 Portuguese for Speakers of Other Romance Languages I (I) 4
PRT 201 Second-Year Portuguese I 4
PRT 202 Second-Year Portuguese II 4
PRT 250 Portuguese for Speakers of Other Romance Languages II (I) 4
PRT 290 Independent Study 1 to 4
PRT 340 Topics in Luso-Brazilian Language and Culture 3
PRT 490 Independent Study 1 to 4

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.

Portuguese, MNUN (5735)

Required Credits: 17    Program Version: FS12

Requirement 1: Minor - Portuguese - Advanced Portuguese
Minor - Portuguese - Advanced Portuguese: 1 course from PRT320

Requirement 2: Minor - Portuguese - Luso-Brazilian Culture
Minor - Portuguese - Luso-Brazilian Culture: 1 course from PRT340

Requirement 3: Minor - Portuguese - Literary Analysis
Minor - Portuguese - Literary Analysis: 1 course from PRT350

Requirement 4: Minor - Portuguese - Language Elective
Minor - Portuguese - Language Elective: 8 credits from PRT101, PRT102, PRT150, PRT201, PRT202, PRT250, PRT290, PRT340, PRT490

Requirement 5
17 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.