Portuguese: Brazilian Studies, MA

for the degree of Master of Art Major in Brazilian Studies Concentration

In the MA program in Portuguese with a concentration in Brazilian Studies, students broaden and deepen their knowledge of Brazil-related topics and themes, working closely with core and affiliated faculty members in Portuguese. Students draw on the many upper-level course offerings across departments and disciplines to create an individualized plan of study. All students must take SPAN 572 on theory and criticism or an equivalent course. Students with TAships are also required to complete PORT 571, the pro-seminar for language teaching required of all TAs in the department. Beginning in their second semester, students will enroll in PORT 595 with one of the Portuguese faculty members or affiliate faculty to develop a master’s thesis. In their third or fourth semester(s), students can then sign up for PORT 599 (repeatable for up to 16 hours), to produce the thesis, which will be of publishable quality, working with Portuguese core and affiliated faculty. Four independent study hours in PORT 595 and four thesis research hours in PORT 599 count toward the 20 required hours in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Degree Requirements:

Course work within the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in Brazilian Studies selected in consultation with advisor.12
Coursework in disciplines related to the students’ focus with themes relevant to Brazil.12
Coursework in Luso-Brazilian literature/cultural studies selected in consultation with advisor.24