The minor in Portuguese is an excellent complement for USC students who are majoring in Spanish, international business or any subject with a global reach in the humanities, social sciences, business, health or education. Students study the Portuguese language and Luso-Brazilian cultures through music, film and literature. Students gain transferable skill such as global awareness, cross-cultural literacy and the ability to work with diverse groups, preparing them for employment in fields including international business, government, non-profits, translation, education or the arts. In addition, a background in Portuguese studies benefits those pursuing primary studies or future graduate work in cultural and literary studies, Latin American studies, comparative literature and film.
Minor Requirements (18 Hours)
Students must successfully complete 18 hours at the 200-level and above in order to earn the Minor in Portuguese. Up to two different Independent Studies (6 credits total) may be used toward the minor. Students may earn up to 6 credits (two courses) on a study abroad program, but these courses must be approved by the Portuguese section coordinator prior to participation in a program abroad.