Luso-Brazilian Studies, Minor College of Letters & Science

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Minor in Luso-Brazilian Studies

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese sponsors the minor in Luso-Brazilian Studies, which offers students the opportunity to engage with the Portuguese-speaking world as a global space, as well as gain in-depth knowledge of Brazilian literature, culture and society. The minor is structured to facilitate engagement with Latin American, peninsular, and transatlantic topics, while ensuring that students master the essential skills of linguistic competence, and literary and cultural knowledge.

Education Abroad Program Options

We highly recommend that students participate in study abroad; see Study Abroad. Courses taken abroad may count toward the Luso-Brazilian Studies minor.

Minor Advisor

L. Bernucci, R. Newcomb

Luso-Brazilian Studies
POR 100Principles of Luso-Brazilian Literature & Criticism4
POR 161Luso-Brazilian Literature & Culture 4
Choose one course in each of the following categories:7-8
The Structure of Spanish: Sounds & Words
History of the Spanish Language
Applied Spanish Linguistics
Introduction to Brazilian Literature
20th C Masters in Brazilian Literature
Choose one elective course in each of the following categories:8
Special Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature & Culture
Introduction to Brazilian Literature
20th C Masters in Brazilian Literature
Women & Gender in Latin American History
History of Brazil
History of Brazil
Note: Consult a departmental advisor if any of these courses are to be taken abroad.
Note: Additional courses may count toward the minor with prior approval by a departmental advisor.
Total Units23-24