BABA General Studies Specialization: Portuguese

The Portuguese (PL) area of specialization concentrates on advanced study of the language. In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore Luso-Brazilian culture and civilization as well as literature and other related special topics. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • POR 3224 Applied Portuguese (one-credit or other topic, may be repeated)
  • POR 3242 Oral and Written Practice
  • POR 3243 Composition and Conversation
  • POR 3452 Introduction to Portuguese Translation and Interpretation
  • POR 3500 Luso-Brazilian Civilization
  • POR 3502 Brazilian Culture
  • POR 4420 Advanced Composition and Syntax
  • POW 3100 Introduction to Literature in Portuguese
  • POW 3130 Introduction to Brazilian Literature 1 (1500-1900)
  • POW 3131 Introduction to Brazilian Literature 2 (1900-present)
  • POW 4380 Contemporary Brazilian Poetry
  • POW 4382 Brazilian Drama
  • POW 4450 Modernist Movement in Brazilian Literature
  • POW 4454 Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Literature
  • POW 4480 Contemporary Brazilian Narrative
  • POW 4700 Machado de Assis and his Contemporaries
  • POW 4930 Special Topics in Luso-Brazilian Culture and Literature
  • POR 4956 Advanced Study Abroad Language

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Portuguese is available through the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Dr. M. Elizabeth Ginway
Acting advisor for majors and minors
149 Dauer Hall

Andréa Ferreira
Supervisor and advisor for language classes, placement
Grinter 384
(352) 294-3688

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 upper-level credit hours with a grade of C or better in each class. You can find out more about the Portuguese minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.