The Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (PBST) minor is interdisciplinary by nature. It enables students to analyze the diversity of the multiethnic regions that constitute the Portuguese-speaking countries (Angola, Brasil, Cabo Verde, Guine-Bissau, Mocambique, Portugal, São Tome e Príncipe, and Timor-Leste) and areas. This minor aims to provide students with an understanding of the cultural, linguistic, racial, gender, political, and socioeconomic forces and issues at play in the lusophone regions, with special emphasis on Brazil. The minor incorporates materials, methodologies, and cross-cultural comparisons from the fields of Anthropology, Archeology, Cinema, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Latin American Studies, Literature, and Political Science.
Advising: Students must declare their intention to complete the minor and discuss class selection with the minor coordinator. Professor Carolina Castellanos is the current coordinator.
Note: Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Spanish are one department but have been filed individually and alphabetically for ease of access.