Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Portuguese class

Students can choose a Minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.  Launched in Fall 2017, this interdisciplinary minor combines courses in advanced Portuguese language and culture, Portuguese literature in translation, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, History and Political Science. For more information on course requirements, visit the Loading....

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  • Portuguese fulfills the language requirement of four semesters or the equivalent at the College of Charleston.  The Basic Track 101-102-201-202 (12 credits in 2 years) or the Fast Track 150-250 (12 credits in 1 year) 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 Studies, 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 to the culture of Brazil and the other Lusophone countries. Our classes are small, allowing for special attention to each student, with a variety of co-curricular 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.




Dr. Daniela Meireles
Dr. Luci Moreira
Prof. José Moreira

Portuguese Program and Portuguese Club events

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.  Join the Portuguese Club on Facebook  FB icon

Portuguese Club Advisor: Dr. Daniela Meireles

Club Officers 2022-23
President: Ms. Sydney Santos
Vice-President: Ms. Olivia Wolfe-Gay
Secretary: Ms. Gisele Gary
Treasurer: Mr. Alex Sea

Check out our Portuguese and Brazilian Studies News Blog!

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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