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Available at NRCSA Programs in the Portuguese-Speaking World  

Credit available for Portuguese Language & Literature courses at the Undergraduate & Graduate levels.

Credit available for courses in Art at the Undergraduate level.

Credits for Semester programs are shown below. To convert to credits using the Quarter System, increase by 50%. (Example: a six credit course on the Semester System is a nine credit course in the Quarter System.)

Requirement: A minimum of 3 weeks study with a maximum of 20 hours per week is required for every 3 credits. Applicable to both undergraduate and graduate students.


Undergraduate Level - Portuguese

PORT 111. Elementary Portuguese I - Portuguese for beginners. Not open to Portuguese-speaking students.

PORT 112. Elementary Portuguese II - Portuguese for beginners. Not open to Portuguese-speaking students. Prerequisite: C or better in PORT 111.

PORT 211. Intermediate Portuguese I - Speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to Portuguese-speaking students except by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: language placement and assessment by departmental examination or C or better in PORT 112.

PORT 212. Intermediate Portuguese II - Speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to Portuguese-speaking students. Prerequisite: C or better in PORT 211.

PORT 305. Portuguese Culture and Civilization - Group study of selected topics focusing on Portuguese culture and civilization. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: PORT 212

PORT 312. Advanced Portuguese Communication - Advanced grammar and emphasis and on communicating in a cultural correct manner . Prerequisite: PORT 212

PORT 325. Advanced Conversation - Conversation and intensive oral practice. Not open to native Portuguese speakers. Prerequisite: PORT 212.

PORT 336: Survey of Portuguese Literature - Develop a better understanding of the culture and literature of the country Prerequisite: PORT 312

PORT 338. Introduction to Portuguese Linguistics - General aspects of Portuguese linguistics: traditional, descriptive, historical, and dialectal. Prerequisite: PORT 212

PORT 370: Introduction to Translation - An introduction to theoretical and practical tools for the process of translation from English into Portuguese. The students learn to make simple text translations and advanced intermediate complexity trying to keep as closely as possible with the intent and style of the author. Prerequisite: PORT 313.

PORT 390. Independent Studies in Literature, Language, or Culture - Individualized, self-paced projects for advanced students. Students must present formal proposal of study. Prerequisite: PORT 313. May be repeated once.

PORT 430: Selected Topics in Portuguese Literature - Study authors, literary movements or specific gender in Portuguese literature. Prerequisite: PORT 313.

PORT 490. Special Topics - Selected subject to be identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.


Graduate Level - Portuguese

Portuguese 590 - Special Topics Selected subject to be identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.


Undergraduate Level - Art

Art 2000 - 3 credit hours. Based upon using in-country resources to complete pre-approved independent study project.



  ♦   Add US university tuition fees to foreign study costs listed in NRCSA materials. (Subject to change)

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Select the foreign program of interest to you. Coordinate the matter of credit acceptance with your home school or employer in advance.

A. If your home school accepts credit directly from the foreign school, register for study abroad by returning the completed NRCSA PreRegistration Form and deposit to NRCSA. Coordinate credit requirements with your home school.

B. If your home school will not accept credit from abroad and wants you to work through a US sponsoring university, advise NRCSA which foreign school you wish to attend. NRCSA will send you the administrative requirements of the US universities working with that foreign school (different US schools work with different foreign schools).

  • If you appear to meet those requirements (including admission deadlines), first complete and return the NRCSA Preregistration Form to NRCSA with your deposit and a note stating your academic needs.
  • Upon acceptance by the foreign school, you will be given instructions to also register with the corresponding US university. (If your application is denied by the US university due to your grade-point or lack of prerequisites, your foreign school deposit will be refunded in full.
  • You will relate to NRCSA for foreign program information and the US university for credit/transfer credit issues and requirements.
  • The entire process can usually be completed in a few weeks assuming you have the necessary background to take the selected courses abroad.

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