Programs and Courses



Language Courses                                                                  Upper-Division Courses

PORT 3: Elementary Portuguese III                                      PORT 105C: Survey of Portuguese Literature 
MTWR   10AM - 10:50AM    HSSB 2251                                MW               2PM - 3:15PM           HSSB 1227     
Instructor: Nuno Brito                                                            Professor André Corrêa de Sá
PORT 6: Intermediate Portuguese                                        PORT 129A: Portuguese Cinema              
MTWR   1PM - 1:50PM        HSSB 1227                                 MW               9:30AM - 10:45AM   BUCHN 1934
Instructor: Chenxi Fu                                                              Instructor: Patrícia Lino
PORT 16B: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers II                 PORT 130A: Brazilian Cinema
MTWR        1PM - 1:50PM    HSSB 1223                                MW              11AM - 12:15AM       BUCHN 1934
Instructor: Pedro Craveiro                                                     Instructor: Patrícia Lino
Graduate Courses
PORT 594: Special Topics 
T                 3PM - 5:50PM    Phelps 3206


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in addition to Portuguese lower-division language program, offers currently a Major, and a Minor in Portuguese, a M.A. in Portuguese, and a Ph.D. in Hispanic languages and literatures with emphasis in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.

The Portuguese area will soon offer two flexible tracks for our Major. Students choosing a Major in Portuguese will be able to pick among two options: 

1) Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures and Cultures. 
2) Portuguese, Brazilian and Spanish Literatures and Cultures. 

For questions regarding degree and language programs, please contact the Spanish and Portuguese Department.

The Center for Portuguese Studies provides support for teaching and degree programs including scholarships and stipends on the basis of academic promise, merit, and financial need.



Portuguese is spoken by more than 250 million people in the world. Portuguese is similar to Spanish. Portuguese will also broaden your views and enrich your CV.

If you want to have a global grasp, come to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for a minor in Portuguese, where you will get to know not only Portuguese as a language, but also the culture and literature of Brazil and Portugal.

You can also enhance your experience of the Portuguese language and culture by applying to the EAP program of study abroad, in Brazil (Salvador, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro) and Portugal. For more information, visit the EAP site.