Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Portuguese

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:

Portuguese (PTG) courses

  • 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.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • 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.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • 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.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • 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.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • 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.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings