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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Portuguese Minor


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Objectives

  1. To develop the fundamental language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing
  2. To acquaint students with the contributions, cultures, literatures, and histories of the Portuguese-speaking peoples
  3. To provide minors with the skills for a variety of careers and professions that requires a knowledge of and fluency in Portuguese

Course Requirements


The program of study for a minor in Portuguese consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours above the elementary level. The intermediate level of the language is a prerequisite to all upper level courses leading toward the minor. To satisfy the minor requirements, the following courses must be taken and a grade of C or better must be made in them.

Students should choose the remaining 6 semester hours from among the following courses:


Additional Information


With the approval of the department, students may also include up to 6 semester hours of credit from study abroad programs approved by the Office of International Programs as long as these courses are taught in Portuguese and have content related to the Portuguese language or the Portuguese-speaking world.

Placement and Proficiency Examinations Policy


Students who have completed at least two years of high school Portuguese may take the placement examination in an attempt to qualify for the intermediate level.

Students may also receive credit toward their major/minor by taking and passing appropriate departmental proficiency examinations.

Retroactive Credit Policy


The Retroactive Credit Policy is designed to grant credit to students with previous language study. Under this policy students who enroll in and successfully complete a course beyond the first course in the sequence (FRE 1311, POR 1311, or SPA 1311) receive credit for courses they bypassed up to 6 credit hours. Students receive credit towards graduation but no grade for the lower course(s). Retroactive credit is available only for the first language course in which a student enrolls and is given only when the student achieves a grade of C or better. Retroactive credit is not available if a student has received Advanced Placement or transfer credit in the language.

Students are advised to contact the Department of English and Foreign Languages for guidelines concerning placement. Retroactive credit is applied for at the completion of the course.

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