Aug 18, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Portuguese - BA


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Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

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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 differ.   * Please 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 logon to DegreeWorks  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: highest Math Requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course  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  

 

Breadth Requirement

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)    3  

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Course      

3

 

Depth Requirements (University Studies)  

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)   

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.

  • If chosen as  a major course, PORT 3040  will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS)

Minimum Departmental Requirements


Total Credits:

Portuguese Major                                                  33

Portuguese Minor                                                  12

Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor      2.5 Career GPA

Grade Point Average to Gradfuate with Major or Minor 2.5 GPA

within Major/Minor Classes

A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned at USU


Portuguese Major (33 credits) (2.5 GPA)


Note:


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.

Note:


Courses for Portuguese Majors and Minors require a minimum of C- or better.

Courses for Portuguese Majors and Minors may not be taken on a Pass/ Fail Basis.

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

French, German, Portuguese and Spanish Major Programs


The goal of the French, German, Portuguese and Spanish BA degree programs is to prepare students to be able to take advanced studies in these languages, literatures, and cultures; to be quality teachers of these languages, literatures, and cultures in the public schools; and to provide those who may enter other professions a solid grounding in these languages, literatures, and cultures, in order that they may function as members of the international community. The curricula supporting these goals includes courses in language, literature, civilization, culture, and linguistics. See the course requirements which follow.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement


Bachelor of Arts Degree

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

TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

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