Minor in Brazilian Studies
The Center for Latin American Studies also offers a minor in Brazilian studies. Students must complete 15 credit hours of approved courses with Brazilian content including LAS 2102 and Portuguese 2203. In addition, students must complete three additional courses from the Areas of Study listed below: one course in Area I, one course in Area II, and one course in Area III. Proficiency at the level of intermediate Portuguese can be demonstrated through testing. If this option is exercised, students must take 3 credit hours of course work approved by the director of undergraduate studies in lieu of the 3 credit hours of PORT 200. Course selection must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies for Latin American Studies. Other elective courses, including special topics courses, may be counted toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.
At least 15 credits hours are necessary for the completion of the minor. The breakdown of credit hours is as follows:
- 3 credit hours of LAS 2102: Introduction to Brazil
- 3 credit hours of PORT 2203: Intermediate Portuguese (PORT 102 is a prerequisite)
- 3 credit hours from Area I: Portuguese Language and Literature
- 3 credit hours from Area II: Brazilian Society, History, and Cultures
- 3 credit hours from Area III: Brazil in Regional and Global Context
Areas of Study
Area of Study I: Portuguese Language and Literature
PORTUGUESE: 3301, Portuguese Composition and Conversation; 3303, Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literature; 4420, Brazilian Literature through the Nineteenth Century; 4425, Modern Brazilian Literature.
Area of Study II: Brazilian Society, History, and Cultures
ANTHROPOLOGY: 2108, Indigenous Peoples of Lowland South America.
HISTORY: 2490, Brazilian Civilization.
PORTUGUESE: 3302, Brazilian Pop Culture; 4350, Brazilian Culture through Native Material; 3891, Special Topics in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature or Civilization in English Translation.
Area of Study III: Brazil in Regional and Global Context
AFRICAN AMERICAN AND DIASPORA STUDIES: 2148, Blacks in Latin America and the Caribbean; 13248, Atlantic African Slave Trade; 1706 Capoeira: Afro-Brazilian Race, Culture, and Expression.
ANTHROPOLOGY: 2106, Culture and Power in Latin America.
ECONOMICS: 2220, Latin American Development.
HISTORY: 1370, Colonial Latin America; 138, Modern Latin America; 245, Reform, Crisis, and Independence in Latin America, 1700–1820; 251, Reform and Revolution in Latin America; 254a, Race and Nation in Latin America.
POLITICAL SCIENCE: 3217, Latin American Politics; 3228, International Politics of Latin America.
SOCIOLOGY: 3231, Contemporary Latin America.