Field of Study: Portuguese Language and Literature
Programs in Portuguese language and literature teach people the spoken and written traditions of Portugal and Brazil.
Portuguese language and literature programs include topics such as:
- Reading, writing, and speaking Portuguese
- Portuguese culture and society
- Literature and poetry
- Folklore and film
- Translation techniques
Students study other Portuguese-speaking countries, including Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, and East Timor.
In Portuguese language and literature programs, students may be able to specialize in:
A few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in Portuguese language and literature. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
A few universities offer graduate degrees in Portuguese language and literature. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.