Undergraduate Programs in Portuguese

Portuguese

Portuguese is spoken by more than one hundred and seventy million people on four continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. Twenty percent of all residents of the Western Hemisphere are Brazilians, who attest to the truth that one out of every five Americans - North, Central, South - speaks Portuguese as his or her native language.

 

The literature of Portugal has a tradition that goes back as far as the twelfth century, and the country's discoveries in the Renaissance led it to all corners of the globe. In the last two decades Portugal has given to Canada many thousands of new citizens, and Brazil is attracting the attention of Canadians through its vast potential as a land of culture, of natural resources, and of industry.

In addition to a full range of courses in language, Portuguese studies at the University of Toronto are concerned with the major trends and issues of Luso-Brazilian literature and culture and serve the programs in Ibero-American Studies, European Studies and in African Studies.

The Department encourages students to consider completing part of their course work at a university in Portugal or Brazil.

Enrolment in the Portuguese programs requires the completion of four degree courses; no minimum GPA required.

Portuguese (Arts program)

Consult Professor A.T. Pérez-Leroux, Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Specialist program:
(10 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)

First Year:
PRT100Y1/PRT110Y1/PRT220Y1

Second Year:
1. PRT220Y1/PRT320Y1
2. PRT258H1

Third and Fourth Years:
1. PRT320Y1
2. PRT420Y1
3. Plus additional PRT courses to make ten courses. Up to two full-course equivalents may be taken from cognate departmental or college offerings: GGR, HIS, LAS, POL, SPA. A complete list of eligible courses is available from the Undergraduate Coordinator.

Major program:

(7 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year:
PRT100Y1/PRT110Y1/PRT220Y1

Second Year:
1. PRT220Y1/PRT320Y1
2. PRT258H1

Third and Fourth Years:
1. PRT320Y1
2. PRT420Y1 is recommended for students who start in PRT100Y1, and is required for students who start in PRT220Y1 or higher language course.
3. Plus additional PRT courses to make seven courses. Up to one full-course equivalent may be taken from cognate departmental or college offerings: GGR, HIS, LAS, POL, SPA. A complete list of eligible courses is available form the Undergraduate Coordinator.

Minor program:

4 full courses or their equivalent including at least one course at the 300+ level.  Portuguese: see also European Studies; Ibero-American Studies; Modern Languages and Literatures; Linguistics and Languages.

Current as of February 7, 2012

COURSE
TITLE
HIS 291Y1 Latin America: The Colonial Period
HIS 292Y1 Latin America: The National Period
HIS 301H1 Imperial Spain
HIS 336H1 Medieval Spain
HIS 390Y1 Latin America in the Age of Revolution
HIS 441H1 Conversion and Christianities in the Early Modern Spanish World
HIS 456Y1 Black Slavery in Latin America
LAS 200Y1 Latin America: History, Civilization, Culture
JLP 315H1 Language Acquisition
POL 305Y1 Politics and Society in Latin America
POL 442H1 Topics in Latin American Politics
LIN 100Y1 Introduction General Linguistics
LIN 228H1 Phonetics
LIN 229H1 Sound Patterns
MUS 305H1 Latin American and Caribbean Music

Language Courses for Specialist/Major in PRT:
SPA 100Y/220Y/319H/320Y (one only)

Language Courses for Specialist/Major in SPA:
PRT 100Y/110Y/220Y/320Y (one only)

In the department’s view,  the language citation is intended for students who wished to have their coursework recognized, indicating that they have attained a certain degree of knowledge of  the language, but do not have sufficient coursework to obtain a degree  (i.e., a major or a minor program).

Major or minor programs supersede the language citation.

To be considered, please complete the form below and attach a copy of your informal ROSI transcript.

Language Citation Request Form (DOC 37kb)