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Portuguese, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #320 (QS) Bloomington, IN, United States
The B.A. Major in Portuguese at Indiana University Bloomington offers students an in-depth encounter with the rich and diverse realm of Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African literature and culture, while focusing on the study of the Portuguese language.
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Overview

Students can explore topics such as race, ethnicity, national cinemas, and women's writing. The study of language, literature, and culture gives special emphasis to issues of historical and political importance that cut across geographic boundaries in the Portuguese-speaking world.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese (HISP) offers courses at all levels, elementary through graduate, in the language and literature of Spain and Spanish America; language and literature of Portugal and Brazil; and, on the advanced level, Catalan. The department participates in the programs offered by Comparative Literature, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Gender Studies, Institute for European Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, and Renaissance Studies.

Career Preparation

Career preparation is built into the fabric of Indiana University Bloomington. After all, you’re here to get an education that prepares you for whatever comes next, whether that’s a job or graduate school.

You have access to career development services throughout your time as an IU student. And you’re encouraged to pursue internships, volunteer activities, and service learning opportunities to build your resume at every turn.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Elementary Portuguese 
  • Portuguese for Business
  • Intensive Portuguese
  • Elementary Portuguese
  • Second-Year Portuguese
  • Second-Year Portuguese
  • Experiential Learning in Portuguese

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Academic performance and preparation
  • Strength and quality of your high school curriculum
  • Anticipated completion of secondary school before you start at IU
  • Recent grade trends
  • SAT or ACT results
  • Essays
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Work experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38314 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38314 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11220 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bloomington

  • 1071 - 1740 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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