The Luso-Brazilian Studies

Applicable for the 2023-2024 academic year.


An interdisciplinary approach to the study of Luso-Brazilian cultures and civilizations. This concentration is open to the focused or comparative study of Brazil, Portugal, and Lusophone Africa (including Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tome, and Príncipe), East Timor, and may include historical studies of Goa. The minor concentration consists of five units: four interdisciplinary units in Luso-Brazilian studies, and one unit in Portuguese language that can be fulfilled in many ways.

Minor Requirements


Luso-Brazilian Studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Students must choose a minimum of two units from among the course offerings listed below; students may fulfill two of the four required interdisciplinary units through courses taken abroad.

Pre-approved, cross-listed courses: AN 208 (when taught in Brazil), AN 237, AN 238; HY 221, HY 224, HY 340, PG 320; PG 316; PH 283; PS236, PS 335 and other relevant courses by petition.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: (1 unit beyond PG 101 or equivalent)
Students can fulfill the language requirement in two ways. First, students can take one unit of 300-level Portuguese either through a pre-approved international exchange program or through a CC summer study abroad course. Second, students can complete PG 200 (Half-Block), and PG 205 (extended-format), one unit total, on campus at CC.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS: Students will be permitted a maximum of two non-language transfer credits from an approved international exchange program for credit towards the minor and up to three total if language requirement is completed abroad (eg. ACM in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, CIEE in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil). All students will be required to complete five units total towards the minor regardless of language ability upon entrance into the program.

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