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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Portuguese Language, Literature, and Culture

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

This 15-credit minor will provide students with a solid overview in the linguistic, literary, and cultural aspects of Portuguese-speaking countries, with an emphasis on Brazil.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 104 and 204 (or equivalent).

Requirements: Students will choose the fifteen credits from among the following courses: Portuguese 205, 224, 228*, 311, 320, 321, 350, 378*, 408, 409, 421, 470, 478*.

*Portuguese 228, 378, 478 are conducted in English. The majority of written assignments will be in Portuguese for those students in the minor program.

  • A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the minor from courses taken at other institutions.
  • A maximum of 9 credits may be applied from a University of Maryland Study Abroad program.
  • All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.

All administrative records and advising will be handled by the advisor for the Portuguese Program: Regina Igel, ri@umd.edu , 301-405-6457.

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