Portuguese Minor

Department of Romance Studies


238 Dey Hall, CB# 3170

(919) 962-2062

Dr. Richard Vernon, Undergraduate Advisor and Director of Portuguese Language Instruction


Dr. Glynis Cowell, Director of Undergraduate Studies


The program in Portuguese combines the study of the language, culture, and literatures of Brazil and Portugal. Emphasis is placed on the language as it is currently spoken and its historical development. Students study the literatures of Brazil and Portugal in terms of their historical development and analyze specific texts from different genres and literary periods. Students interested in Portuguese should consult the Portuguese language advisor.

Department Programs



Graduate Programs


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
PORT 310Intensive Oral Communication in Portuguese3
Four additional PORT courses numbered between PORT 300 and PORT 699, excluding PORT 401, PORT 402, PORT 691H, and PORT 692H12
Total Hours15

Portuguese (PORT) course descriptions.

See program page here for special opportunities.