Portuguese Minor Requirements


Minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

The minor in Portuguese and Brazilian studies fosters an appreciation of all aspects of Portuguese language and Lusophone cultures in their historical settings and in their contemporary expressions, and provides students with the linguistic and interpretive tools to continue to pursue their interests in these areas. The minor in Portuguese and Brazilian studies complements any major.


The minor in Portuguese and Brazilian studies requires competence in the language (see prerequisites, below) and the successful completion of 5 courses (15 credit hours). Minors in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies must take ROPO 20201, ROPO 20202, and three additional courses at the 30000/40000-level. 3 of the 5 courses must be in Portuguese language and/or literature, film, and culture taught in Portuguese; the fourth and fifth courses may be on Portuguese, Brazilian or Lusophone literatures, film and cultures taught in English, on a Portuguese, Brazilian, or Lusophone subject in another discipline (e.g. anthropology, economics, history, political science, sociology, or theology). Courses from study abroad programs or other universities may be substituted with permission, but at least 3 courses for the Portuguese minor must be taken in residence at Notre Dame. AP credit may not be applied toward the minor.

Prerequisites for the minor: Students are required to take ROPO 10103-10104 (8 credits), or ROPO 10105-10106 (6 credits), or ROPO 10115 (6 credits) prior to taking ROPO 20201 and ROPO 20202.

Portuguese & Brazilian Studies Minor Worksheet (pdf)