UW-Milwaukee is the only other university in Wisconsin besides UW-Madison that offers Portuguese on a regular basis. We offer an undergraduate minor in Portuguese.
Students are strongly encouraged to utilize our Center for International Education to take advantage of study abroad experiences available in Brazil and Portugal for a semester or year.
The undergraduate minor in Portuguese requires 18 credits of Portuguese taken in courses numbered PORTUGS 203 or above. Nine credits must be taken at the 300 level or above in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.500 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.
Students with no previous Portuguese language experience should enroll in PORTUGS 103. After consultation with the Portuguese coordinator, a student may enroll in a course higher than PORTUGS 103, if appropriate. Students placed into a course beyond the PORTUGS 103 level who complete their first course with a grade of at least B may receive retroactive credits, to a maximum of 14 credits, for the courses leading to the one into which they are placed. Courses that generate Credits for Demonstrated Equivalent Preparation (retroactive credits) are the following:
|Second-Semester Portuguese (4 retroactive credits)|
|Third-Semester Portuguese (8 retroactive credits)|
|Fourth-Semester Portuguese (11 retroactive credits)|
|Advanced Composition and Conversation (14 retroactive credits)|