Portuguese Language Program
Cathy L. Jrade
Graduate StudiesChristina Karageorgou-Bastea
Maria Paz Pintane
313 Furman Hall
Spanish and Portuguese
Vanderbilt University PMB 401617
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37240-1617Fed Ex/UPS mailing address:
Department of Spanish
313 Furman Hall
Nashville, TN 37240
Minor in Portuguese
The minor in Portuguese consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours. The specific requirements are as follows:
- Portuguese 200 (Intermediate Portuguese; a more advanced language course may, subject to approval by the department, be substituted) 3 hours
- One of the following two courses: Portuguese 201 (Composition) or Portuguese 203 (Portuguese through Pop Culture) 3 hours
- Portuguese 205 (Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literature) 3 hours
- At least one of the following two courses: Portuguese 232 (Brazilian Literature through the Nineteenth Century) or Portuguese 233 (Modern Brazilian Literature) 3 hours
- At least 3 additional hours selected from among the 200-level courses listed below; one 300-level graduate course or seminar may, with the permission of the minor adviser, be included:
- Portuguese 225 (Brazilian Culture), 232 (Brazilian Literature through the Nineteenth Century), 233 (Modern Brazilian Literature), 294 (Special Topics), 341 (Spanish American and Brazilian Literature I), 342 (Spanish American and Brazilian Literature II), 351 (Comparative Methodology), 385 (Seminar) 3 hour
Intensive Elementary Portuguese. Accelerated introduction to reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Emphasis on practical usage. Open to students with prior study of another Romance language by permission of instructor.
Intermediate Portuguese. Review of Portuguese grammar with emphasis on conversation, composition, and reading of modern Portuguese literary texts. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent.
Techniques of expository writing. Focus on vocabulary, grammar, and rhetoric. Prerequisite: 200.