Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Advising Guide
The Portuguese and Brazilian Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that enables students to explore the rich diversity of the multiethnic regions that constitute the Portuguese-speaking world (Angola, Brasil, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Moçambique, Portugal, São Tomé e Príncipe, and Timor-Leste). This minor provides an understanding of the cultural, linguistic, racial, gender, political, and socioeconomic foundations of the lusophone regions, with especial emphasis on Brazil. The minor incorporates materials, methodologies, and cross-cultural comparisons from the fields of Anthropology, Archeology, Cinema, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Latin American Studies, Literature, and Political Science.
Suggested Four Year Program
First Year: PORT 115, PORT 231 [NOTE: Entrance level dependent on the results of a placement examination or having taken 4 semesters of a Romance language or its equivalent.]
Second Year: Two additional courses. For Division II courses, students should consult with both the course faculty and the minor coordinator, in order to orient their research appropriately on a specific Portuguese-speaking area.
Third Year: Additional courses. (Up to 2 classes related to a Portuguese-speaking area, taken at the CIEE Council in São Paulo may count towards the minor. One additional course related to a Portuguese-speaking area may count when taken at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica or at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Course must be pre-approved by the minor coordinator.)
Fourth Year: Additional courses as needed. At the beginning of the academic year, students should make an appointment with the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Minor coordinator in order to confirm that theminor requirements will be completed by graduation. In addition, students have to demonstrate they have conducted research in a Portuguese-speaking area.
Opportunities to Study Abroad
Students can study during the fall and/or spring semester in São Paulo, in Dickinson’s partner program. There are two tracks to this program:
CIEE Liberal Arts Program (PUC – Pontifícia Universidade Católica)
CIEE Culture + Business Program, in São Paulo (FGV – Fundação Getúlio Vargas)
Up to two classes related to a Portuguese-speaking area, taken at the CIEE Council in São Paulo may count towards the minor. One additional course related to a Portuguese-speaking area may count when taken at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica or at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Course must be pre-approved by the minor coordinator.
Advising: Students must declare their intention to complete the minor and discuss class selection with the minor coordinator, Professor Carolina Castellanos.