Portuguese Minor

Department of Romance Studies

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238 Dey Hall, CB# 3170

(919) 962-2062

Richard Vernon, Undergraduate Advisor and Director of Portuguese Language Instruction


Ellen Welch, Chair


Amy Chambless, 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.

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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" 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 310Advanced Communication in Portuguese: Media Entertainment 3
Four additional PORT courses numbered between PORT 300 and PORT 699, excluding PORT 401, PORT 402, PORT 691H, and PORT 692H12
Total Hours15

The minor in Portuguese requires five courses beyond PORT 204, two of which may be taken abroad.

Portuguese (PORT) course descriptions.

See the program page here for special opportunities.