May 24, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Luso-Brazilian Studies Minor

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The Luso-Brazilian Studies minor offers students the opportunity to further the study of the Portuguese language and take significant steps toward its mastery both as a richly layered expressive tool in the contexts of literary and cultural analysis and in the interpretation and articulation of critical thinking, as well as a highly effective instrument tailored to the practical needs of business interactions in a world that is increasingly more diverse and globalized.

Building on a solid basis of four semesters of Portuguese language (or equivalent), which serves as a prerequisite for the Luso-Brazilian Studies minor, students will have the opportunity to choose from a rich selection of core courses spanning cultural, literary and social aspects of the Portuguese-speaking world, as well as Portuguese applied to the context of professions. In addition to the core offerings, students will be able to choose from a wide array of electives in order to fulfill the required number of units for the Luso-Brazilian Studies minor, as well as have the opportunity to fulfill some of the requirements in one of the exciting Study Abroad options in Brazil.

The Luso-Brazilian Studies minor will require 20 units beyond the basic language requirements.

Elective Courses (12-units): select three from the following list

A total of 12-units of courses should be selected with the guidance of the director of the Luso-Brazilian Studies program. The following courses are among the elective options:


Study Abroad courses and courses offered by other departments at USC may also count as elective options, as long as a Portuguese-speaking country and/or the Lusophone world is among the objects of study. (The following list of courses is subject to change, according to course availability.)

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