All schools & programs > College of Liberal Arts and Sciences > Department of Spanish and Portuguese >

Minor in Brazilian Studies

Visit their website » Print...

Requirements for the Brazilian Studies Minor

This program consists of six 3-credit-hour courses (for a total of 18 credit hours) in which students pursue Brazilian studies beyond the 3 first semesters of basic language classes. In consultation with departmental advisers, students combine their course work in several academic areas, such as language, business, economics, film and media studies, geography, history, political science, and theatre.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of PORT 212 Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese I or equivalent placement.

Requirements for the Minor

  • 3 required courses from the following:
    PORT 216 Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese II (3) or
    PORT 220 Intensive Brazilian Portuguese (3) (The latter open only to students abroad)
    PORT 300 Brazilian Culture (3)
    PORT 320 Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures (3)
    PORT 340 Textual Analysis and Critical Reading (3)
    PORT 490 Intensive Advanced Portuguese (3) (Open only to students abroad)
  • 3 electives from among the following courses:
    GEOG 597 Geography of Brazil (3)
    HIST 579 The History of Brazil (3)
    PORT 347 Brazilian Studies: _____ (3)
    PORT 348 Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture for Business (3)
    PORT 365 Studies in Brazilian Film: _____ (3)
    PORT 394 Special Readings in Brazilian Studies (3)
    PORT 471 Studies in Brazilian Culture and Civilization: _____ (1-3)
    PORT 475 Studies in Brazilian Literature: _____ (1-3)
    PORT 565 Studies in Brazilian Film: _____ (3)

Depending on their content, the following courses may substitute for required or elective courses by petition:

  • ECON 582 Economic Development (3)
  • IBUS 303 Business, Culture and Society: Latin America (3) (with at least 1/3 of focus on Brazil and a paper on Brazil)
  • FMS 542 Latin American Film (3) (with at least 1/3 of focus on Brazil and a paper on Brazil)
  • HIST 370 Violence and Conflict in Latin American History (3) (with at least 1/3 of focus on Brazil and a paper on Brazil)
  • HIST 372 Violence and Conflict in Latin American History, Honors (3) (with at least 1/3 of focus on Brazil and a paper on Brazil)
  • HIST 580 Economic History of Latin America (3) (with at least 1/3 of focus on Brazil and a paper on Brazil)
  • POLS 659 Political Dynamics of Latin America (3) (with at least 1/3 of focus on Brazil and a paper on Brazil)
  • SPAN 522 Advanced Studies in Spanish Language: Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish and Portuguese in Contrast (3) (taught in Spanish)

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.