Students majoring in Brazilian and Global Portuguese Studies will acquire competency in spoken and written Portuguese, as well as familiarity with the literature and culture of Brazil and Portugese-speaking regions. Lusophone countries--those who speak Portuguese as the official language--include Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, and the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Macau.
Requirements: 10 Courses
Overall, 8 of the 10 courses taken for the major must be at the 300 level or above, and at least 6 of those courses must be taught in Portuguese or have a Portuguese preceptorial component. (See Portuguese studies course listing)
- If you begin your study at the elementary or intermediate level (language proficiency below the 300 course level), up to 2 of the following courses can be counted towards your major requirements:
- Up to 4 courses taught in English that focus on Brazilian or lusophone culture (See Portuguese studies course listing)
- These courses may be taught by the department, or cross-listed courses with at least fifty percent Brazilian or lusophone content offered by other departments such as History, African & African American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, English, Film/Video/Digital Studies, International Comparative Studies, Literature, Music, Poliltical Science, Religion and Theater Studies. Brazil-themed Thompson Writing Program courses may also count. Such courses must be approved in advance by the Undergraduate Major Advisor. Duke-approved courses taught in Portuguese in study abroad program may also count towards the major.