The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is dedicated to the study of languages, literatures, and cultures of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. Our department offers a wide variety of undergraduate classes, from basic language instruction in Spanish and Portuguese to upper-level courses in literature, culture, and film. Undergraduates may pursue majors and minors in Spanish and Portuguese, or a Joint Major in Spanish and Portuguese.
Students majoring in Portuguese must complete ten courses (30 credits) beyond the 2000 level. All majors must take at least three 6000-level courses except for Junior Year Abroad students, who are required to take two 6000-level courses in the department. The Portuguese Major is classified as a coordinate major, meaning that it must be paired with a separate primary major (for example, Latin American Studies, Public Health, etc) and cannot be taken as a student's sole major. Students complete their writing intensive requirement and service learning requirement through the primary major.