The minor in Portuguese requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in Portuguese courses, including 12 s.h. in University of Iowa courses numbered PORT:3100 or above; credit earned in a University of Iowa study abroad program also may be counted toward the minor. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.
The department offers a seven-week program in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil that includes courses in Portuguese language, culture, and literature. Contact International Programs Study Abroad for details.
Interested students should contact the department's study abroad advisor. Credit earned in study abroad programs other than those listed above counts as transfer credit and is subject to the 3 s.h. maximum allowed for the minor.
Students who plan to use their work toward a minor in Portuguese as academic background for earning teacher licensure should contact the Office of Student Services about requirements.