Lusophone Studies Minor

For information, contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 268 Irvin Hall, 513-529-4500.

A Lusophone studies minor serves to introduce students to the rich culture of Portuguese-speaking peoples and countries, especially Brazil. Portuguese is the seventh-most spoken language in the world. Knowledge of the Lusophone cultures is essential for understanding the political, economic, and social world with which the United States has increasing ties.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Required courses
POR 111Accelerated Introduction to Portuguese4
POR 211Intermediate Portuguese4
Take an additional 3 hours of Portuguese language, from existing courses or independent studies.3
Taught in English
Select one of the following:3
Culture and Arts in the Afro-Brazilian Diaspora
By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women
Select four hours of the following:4
Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives
Latin American Civilization - Colonial Period
Introduction to Latin America
Politics of Latin America
Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music
Total Credit Hours18