Department of Foreign Languages

Programs / Minor in Lusophone Studies

The Minor in Lusophone Studies

This cross-disciplinary program offers opportunities to learn Portuguese as a world language while bringing the world right to you! From literature and listening to one-on-one contact with your professors, the Minor in Lusophone Studies brings the Portuguese-speaking world to life!

The Portuguese Program offers courses in Lusophone (Portuguese-Speaking) Language, Cultures, and Literatures, as well as a Minor in Lusophone Studies which incorporates courses in Foreign Languages, History, Anthropology, and the possibility of Study Abroad experiences.

Programs

Required Course - 9 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • PORT 2002
    Intermediate Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures II**
    3
  • PORT 3200
    Advanced Reading and Writing in Portuguese
    3
  • PORT 3304
    Introduction to Lusophone Literatures and Cultures
    3

Select two of the following - 6 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ANTH 3365
    Afro-Brazilian Culture and Politics
    3
  • FL 4400
    Directed Study (note: must be related to Portuguese / Lusophone language, literatures, and / or cultures. Please see the Coordinator of Portuguese about this option)*
    3
  • HIST 3367
    History of Brazil
    3
  • PORT 3302
    Conversation in Portuguese
    3
  • SA 4490
    Study Abroad (note: must be to a Portuguese-speaking country or region.)*
    3

* Please make an appointment with the Coordinator of Portuguese to discuss these options.
** A student who has passed the Advanced Standing Exam and / or is exempt from PORT 2002, will be asked to take three (3) of the courses from the options above instead of two.

Program Total (15 Credit Hours)


Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order for your Minor to appear on your transcript, you must fill out a special "Minor Form" with the registrar when you petition to graduate.

  • Nine (9) hours of a minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.
  • A minimum of six (6) hours in the minor must be taken in residence at Kennesaw State University.