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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. At least 12 unique credits counted towards the requirements for a student’s minor must not be used to fulfill the requirements for that student’s major. 

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

  • All of the following courses (9 credits):
 PRT 320  Advanced Portuguese  3 credits
 PRT 340  Topics in Luso-Brazilian Culture  3 credits
 PRT 350  Introduction to Literary Analysis (W)  3 credits
  • 8 credits from the following courses as approved by the advisor:
 PRT 101  Elementary Portuguese I  4 credits
 PRT 102  Elementary Portuguese II  4 credits
 PRT 150  Intensive Beginning Portuguese  5 credits
 PRT 201  Second-Year Portuguese I  4 credits
 PRT 202  Second-Year Portuguese II  4 credits
 PRT 250  Intensive Intermediate Portuguese  5 credits
 PRT 290  Independent Study  1-4 credits
 PRT 340  Topics in Luso-Brazlilian Language and Culture  3 credits
 PRT 490  Independent Study  1-4 credits
  •  Study Abroad in a Portuguese-speaking country is highly encouraged.