Global Portuguese Studies Minor

The Global Portuguese Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program at Wellesley College that gives students the opportunity to combine the study of language, literature, history, film, music and culture.

Goals for the Global Portuguese Studies Minor:

Requirements for the Global Portuguese Studies Minor

The Global Portuguese Studies Minor requires a minimum of five units of course work. Students with advanced level of linguistic fluency in Portuguese may not have to complete Intensive Elementary and/or Intensive Intermediate Portuguese, but still must complete five units of course work. Before declaring a minor, students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Portuguese program director. Requirements for the minor in Global Portuguese Studies include:

Three Required Courses:

Two Elective Units:

Transfer Credit:

Only one unit can be transferred from another institution and must be approved by the Portuguese program director. It can be, for example, from MIT or Study abroad.

Study Abroad Credit:

Must be pre-approved by the Portuguese program director.

Possible Elective Courses

Pre-approved Portuguese elective courses taught at Wellesley College and MIT:

Pre-approved courses taught in the Department of Spanish related to the Portuguese-speaking world:

Pre-approved courses taught in the Department of History related to the Portuguese-speaking world:

Potential Courses for Credit Toward the Global Portuguese Studies Minor

Courses that do not deal exclusively/specifically with the Lusophone world but can possibly be used for credit. This list is only a sample and other courses, not listed here, may be considered for credit. Students must get approval from the instructor teaching the course to focus their research on the Portuguese-speaking world. To receive credit for the Global Portuguese Studies Minor, students must concentrate research and final paper(s) on the Portuguese-speaking world and receive advance approval from the Portuguese program director.