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Portuguese class

We now have a Minor in Portuguese & Brazilian Studies!  Launched in Fall 2017, this interdisciplinary minor combines courses in advanced Portuguese language and culture, Portuguese literature in translation, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, History and Political Science. For more information on course requirements, visit the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Minor catalog.

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  • Portuguese fulfills the language requirement of four semesters or equivalent at the College of Charleston.  The 201-202 sequence counts toward the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Minor.  So when you complete the CofC foreign language requirement by taking Portuguese, you will already have 6 credits toward a minor!
  • Classes for this minor can be all in Portuguese, or in Portuguese combined with classes in Latin American and Caribbean Sudies, Political Science, or History (taught in English).
  • In the sequence Portuguese 101 to 202, you will acquire the four basic skills for communication: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and we introduce you the culture of Brazil and the other Lusophone countries. Our classes are small, allowing for special attention to each student, with a variety of cocurricular activities each semester.
  • The College of Charleston offers you the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in Brazil with our partner university or other universities.  In addition, we offer a summer study abroad program in Brazil led by our faculty, with no Portuguese language requirement.

All Portuguese Courses in the the Course Catalog

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Minor in the Course Catalog

Faculty
Dr. Luci Moreira 
Dr. Luci Moreira's blog
Prof. Jose Moreira

Portuguese Program and Portuguese Club events include: Feijoada (typical Brazilian dinner), concert of Brazilian music, samba lessons, Bate-Papo! (conversation table), films, cooking classes, lectures, game nights, soccer in the square, capoeira  lessons.  Events vary according to the semester.

Portuguese Club Officers for 2017-18:
President: Jaime Riggs riggsja@g.cofc.edu
Vice President: Ali Freitas freitasaj@g.cofc.edu
Secretary: Jeremy Jowers jowersjd@g.cofc.edu
Treasurer: George Gabriel gabrielgm@g.cofc.edu
Public Relations: Grant Gauthier gauthierga@g.cofc.edu
Advisor: Dr. Luci Moreira, 843-953-6753 MoreiraL@cofc.edu 

Click here to learn about the  Phi Lambda Beta  National Portuguese Honor Society, a national honor society composed of undergraduate and graduate students who have shown outstanding achievement in the study of Portuguese language, culture and literature.

Video Highlights
Video HighlightStudents Study Abroad in Brazil
College of Charleston student Casey Wadsworth traveled to Brazil for college credit and to experience life outside of the United States for the first time.
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