Learning Outcomes: Portuguese, MA

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Master of Arts in Portuguese


  1. Students will possess a breadth of knowledge about social, cultural, and historical issues in Brazil and the Portuguese-speaking world, as well as a depth of knowledge about a cluster of research questions corresponding to students’ individual interests.
  2. Students will develop a familiarity with multiple disciplinary approaches to the study of Brazil specifically and social, cultural, and historical phenomena more generally.
  3. Students will possess the ability to identify research questions, develop a research project, and see that project (MA thesis) to completion through sustained engagement with both existing scholarship and novel research.
  4. Students will acquire the ability to communicate research findings in a variety of academic venues in spoken and written English and Portuguese.
  5. Students will acquire knowledge and experience of teaching methodologies and will be able to teach at the undergraduate level.