Why Study Portuguese?
With millions of speakers in Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Cabo Verde and
other Lusophone countries, Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world.
The Minor in Portuguese is an excellent complement for U of SC students who are majoring
in Spanish, International Business, or any subject with a global reach in the Humanities,
Social Sciences, Business, Health, Education, etc. In the classroom, Portuguese Minors
study both the Portuguese language through an immersive approach and Luso-Brazilian
cultures through music, film, and literature. Outside the classroom, students can
practice their skills in our Bate Papo conversation group or by studying in Brazil
on one of the programs offered through the Study Abroad Office.
Course offerings in Portuguese
- PORT 121 – Elementary Portuguese
- PORT 122 - Basic Proficiency in Portuguese
- PORT 201 - Intermediate Portuguese
- PORT 202 - Intermediate Portuguese II
- PORT 299 - Accelerated Portuguese for Speakers of Spanish
- PORT 309 - Advanced Conversation and Composition
- PORT 310 - Advanced Conversation and Composition II
- PORT 312 - Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literature
- PORT 325 - The Brazilian Modern Short Story
- PORT 375 - Special Topics in Luso-Brazilian Cultural Production
- PORT 398 - Selected Portuguese Topics
- PORT 399 - Independent Study
- PORT 615 - Intensive Readings in Portuguese
PORT 121 and PORT 122 satisfy the language requirement
Portuguese 299 - Accelerated Portuguese for Speakers of Spanish
Students who are native speakers of Spanish or have completed the 302 level in the
university classroom are able to enroll in our accelerated PORT 299 course, which
builds upon the many similarities with Spanish to achieve an intermediate level of
Portuguese in one semester! The course immediately counts towards the Minor in Portuguese,
and students are then able to continue on to 300 level courses the following semester.
If you speak Spanish, learning Portuguese is an ideal way to add another foreign language
to your resume!