Learning Outcomes: Portuguese, BALAS

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Portuguese


  1. Students learn and practice the nuances of the language in all of its written and spoken modes, formally and informally
  2. Students demonstrate special cultural and linguistic literacy in relation to Portuguese and the ability to use concepts and methods from multiple disciplines
  3. Students know the history of Brazil’s interplay with Latin America and the Lusophone world
  4. Students evaluate the dynamics of power between dominant and subordinate groups in Brazil, especially through the lens of class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexuality
  5. Students gain a global perspective on civil society and social justice through Brazil and the Portuguese language