Why study Portuguese at Missouri State University?
- Our well-educated, expert faculty provide you with a learning experience that can sharpen your speaking, writing and conversation skills in Portuguese.
- Smaller class sizes mean you get to know your teachers – many of whom hold PhDs – and can get focused, one-on-one attention from them.
- Knowing Portuguese can help you land exciting jobs in a variety of fields.
- Studying Portuguese will prepare you to pursue graduate studies.
Missouri State University offers the following courses in Portuguese:
PTG 101 Elementary Portuguese I
Develop proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language.
PTG 102 Elementary Portuguese II
Prerequisite: C or better in PTG 101. Develop additional proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language.
PTG 201 Intermediate Portuguese I
Prerequisite: C or better in PTG 102. Systematic review, expansion, and synthesis of the four skill areas. This course will enhance communication skills by providing a thorough review of fundamentals of grammar through real-life language use, reading, and composition. Credit by examination is available.
PTG 202 Intermediate Portuguese II
Prerequisite: C or better in PTG 201. Continued development of the four skills areas through conversation, composition, and reading as a means to access culture. Credit by examination is available.
PTG 297 Special Topics in Portuguese
Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head. Topics of selected interest in Portuguese studies, including travel courses to Portuguese-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.