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).
The following is a list of core courses in the Minor:
|PORT 2005||Topics in Portuguese-Humanities/Fine Arts||1-3|
|PORT 2310||Brazilian Civilization||3|
|SPAN 2330||Latin American Civilization||3|
|PORT 3001/3005||Topics in Portuguese-General||1-3|
|PORT 3875||Brazilian Cinema||3|
|or FILMS_VS 3875||Brazilian Cinema|
|PORT 3885||Twenty-First Century South American Cinema||3|
|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.