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Luso-Brazilian Studies

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors the minor in Luso-Brazilian Studies, which offers students the opportunity to engage with the Portuguese-speaking world as a global space, as well as gain in-depth knowledge of Brazilian literature, culture and society. The minor is structured to facilitate engagement with Latin American, peninsular, and transatlantic topics, while ensuring that students master the essential skills of linguistic competence, and literary and cultural knowledge.

Education Abroad Program Options: We highly recommend that students participate in study abroad; see http://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu. Courses taken abroad may count toward the Luso-Brazilian Studies minor.

Requirements: 

23-24 units

Complete the following two courses (8 units)

  • POR 100 Principles of Luso-Brazilian Literature and Criticism (4 units)
  • POR 162 Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture (4 units)
     

Choose one course in each of the following categories (7-8 units)

  • Spanish (3-4 units)
    • HSPA 111N The Structure of Spanish: Sounds and Words (3 units)
    • SPA 115 History of the Spanish Language (4 units)
    • SPA 116 Applied Spanish Linguistics (4 units)
  • Portuguese (4 units)
    • POR 162 Introduction to Brazilian Literature (4 units)
    • POR 163 20th C Masters in Brazilian Literature (4 units)

Choose one elective course in each of the following categories (8 units)

  • Portuguese​ (4 units)
    • POR 159 Special Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture (4 units)
    • POR 162 Introduction to Brazilian Literature (4 units)
    • POR 163 20th C Masters in Brazilian Literature (4 units)
  • History (4 units)
    • HIS 159 Women and Gender in Latin American History (4 units)
    • HIS 163A History of Brazil (4 units)
    • HIS 163B History of Brazil (4 units)

Note: Consult a departmental advisor if any of these courses are to be taken abroad. Additional courses may count toward the minor with prior approval by a departmental advisor.

Total = 23-24 units

 

Minor Advisors

R. Newcomb
rpnewcomb@ucdavis.edu

L. Bernucci​
lmbernucci@ucdavis.edu