Portuguese Minor

Department of Romance Studies


238 Dey Hall, CB# 3170

(919) 962-2062

Richard Vernon, Undergraduate Advisor and Director of Portuguese Language Instruction


Samuel Amago, Chair

Glynis Cowell, Director of Undergraduate Studies


The minor in Portuguese is designed for those who wish to continue their study of Portuguese and acquire a more in-depth knowledge of Lusophone cultural production, such as film, literature, and the performing arts. Qualifying courses include courses in Portuguese, courses on Lusophone topics taught in English, and certain courses outside the department with a significant amount of content related to the Lusophone world. Many students see it as essential or complementary to their major in fields such as public health, global studies, music, anthropology, or political science. The minor in Portuguese requires five courses beyond the 204 level, two of which may be taken abroad.

Department Programs



Graduate Programs


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

  • take at least nine hours 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 the program page here for special opportunities.