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2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Portuguese - BA


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  • For more information about Portuguese, please see the Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that this plan is only a general guideline and that student-specific plans may differPlease make sure to consult regularly with your departmental advisor to confirm what courses will be available and to work out your plan of study.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits

120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better

100

Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)

40

Total USU Credits

30

Upper-division USU Credits

20

USU Credits within the Major

10

Credits in Minor (if required)

12

Credits in Major

see below

Credits in American Institutions

3

General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL)  course of the student's choice.

 
 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen

Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

2.50 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     PORT 1020: Portuguese First Year II   4    
PORT 1010: Portuguese First Year I   4     Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course   3  

Breadth Requirement

3

 

Breadth Requirement

3

 

Breadth Requirement

3

 

Breadth Requirement

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

16

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

16

 

Comments

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     PORT 2020: Portuguese Second Year II   4    
PORT 2010: Portuguese Second Year I   4     Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3  

Breadth Requirement

3

  

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course  

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

16

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

16

 

Comments

Comments

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PORT 3040: Advanced Portuguese Grammar and Composition (CI)   3     Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course   3  
LING 4100: The Study of Language  or PORT 3000: Intermediate Grammar and Composition   3  or 3     PORT Upper-Division Course 3  

PORT Upper-Division Course

3

 

PORT Upper-Division Course

3

 

Elective Course

1

 

PORT Upper-Division Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

4

 

Elective Course

2

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

14

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

14

 

Comments

Comments

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PORT Upper-Division Course

3

 

PORT Upper-Division Course

3

 

PORT Upper-Division Course

3

 

PORT Upper-Division Course

3

 

PORT Upper-Division Course or LING Course

3

 

PORT Upper-Division or LING Upper Division Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

2

 

Elective Course

2

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

14

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

14

 

Comments

Comments

 

Students must complete the General Education Requirements 

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements .

Portuguese Major Requirements (33 credits)


  • Total Credits: 33
  • Grade Point Average to Declare Major: 2.5 Overall GPA
  • Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major: 2.5 GPA in major coursework
  • Credits in Residence: At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for this degree must be completed in upper-division USU courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies, and having prefixes of PORT or LING. All other credits (including transfer and study abroad credits) must be approved by the LPCS Advisor or Portuguese faculty in order to be counted toward these degrees. Students who have completed bridge courses should contact their advisor as these courses will count toward elective credits and credits in residence.
  • Minimum Grade Requirement: All courses for the major require a minimum grade of C- or better. Courses for the major may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
  • Note: Students with prior language credit or language experience should go to the LPCS Department Office and get information about testing or how to place into a language.

Notes:


1 Students without immersion experience should take PORT 3000  after completing PORT 2020  and before taking PORT 3040 .

2 While this course is repeatable for additional credit, only two credits of PORT 4920  may count toward the Portuguese major.

3 Students desiring to apply study abroad credits toward this degree must obtain approval from the LPCS office prior to participating.

4 This course is repeatable for additional credit.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement


A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).
    OR
  2. Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920  and COMD 4780 , and by passing an exit interview.
    OR
  3. Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).
    OR
  4. Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  1. Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students.
    OR
  2. TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.
     

Related Programs


  • Portuguese Minor: 12 credits

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