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Minor in Global Brazil


The Minor requirements are five 3-credit courses (a total of 15 credits) with a significant component on Brazil and/or the Portuguese-speaking world, in a national or international context. The core Minor courses will generally be interdisciplinary, based in fields including Cultural Studies, International Studies, Black Studies, Peace Studies, Film Studies, Afro-Romance Studies and Migration Studies. Language study beyond the 2100-level of Portuguese can also be credited towards the Minor requirements, and students are encouraged to pursue Study Abroad opportunities (see below).

A minor consists of at least 15 credits, including at least 6 credits numbered 2000 or above, 9 of the required credits must be taken in MU course work. This requirement can be reduced from 9 to 6 at the discretion of an individual department. Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements for a minor, which in no case can be lower than 2.0. In addition, a student cannot receive a grade lower than a C- in any course applied towards a minor in the College. For more information, please see Requirements for Optional Minor.

The following is a list of core courses in the Minor:

PORT 2005Topics in Portuguese-Humanities/Fine Arts1-3
PORT 2310Brazilian Civilization3
SPAN 2330Latin American Civilization3
PORT 3001/3005Topics in Portuguese-General1-3
PORT 3875Brazilian Cinema3
or FILMS_VS 3875 Brazilian Cinema
PORT 3885Twenty-First Century South American Cinema3
or SPAN 3885 Twenty-First Century South American Cinema
or FILMS_VS 3885 Twenty-First Century South American Cinema

Culture/topics emphasis courses in the general field of the Minor (as described above) offered by other programs/departments (e.g. Anthropology, History, Music, Political Science) may also count towards the required credits.

Normally 9 credits must be completed in residence at MU. However, students are permitted to count 6 credits toward the minor from an officially sanctioned semester or year-long foreign study program in Brazil or Portugal. These include the MU in Rio de Janeiro program at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica and the CIEE Universidade Nova de Lisboa program.

Additionally, course work must be completed with a grade in the C range or higher in each of the required courses and students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.