The Portuguese Program at Indiana University, one of the oldest in the country, is distinguished by its interdisciplinary focus. We offer classes in Portuguese language, literature, and culture, looking at the rich achievements of Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, and other Portuguese-speaking countries. We encourage you to coordinate your coursework with classes outside the department, too, in areas relevant to Luso-African-Brazilian culture, society, art, and history.
We offer a B.A. major and minor in Portuguese. Undergraduate students majoring in Portuguese can double or triple major, and many students choose secondary degrees in complementary areas such as Spanish, Latin American Studies, International Studies, and History. A number of Portuguese minors and majors are also Spanish majors.
Our program offers an intensive language sequence, an honors curriculum option, a service-learning component, and opportunities to study abroad. Extracurricular activities include a movie series, talks, theater performances, poetry readings, and Cafezinho, our weekly conversation table.