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“Todos os dias sob todos os pontos de vista vou cada vez melhor.” ― Émile Coué

Why Study Portuguese

Explore Portuguese by taking courses offered within the Global Brazil minor. This Humanities minor encourages study of the people, culture, literatures, and languages of Brazil, within a global framework of historical and contemporary interconnections, including Brazil’s relationships with Africa, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and beyond.

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Undergraduate Program

Pursue a more advanced understanding of the peoples, cultures, literatures, and languages of Brazil. In this interdisciplinary program, students explore a variety of the country’s diverse peoples and cultures with links to Brazil.

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Learn about Brazilian culture and society through an analysis of the country’s history, from Portuguese colonization to today. Gain insight into the country’s national identity and history by analyzing contemporary cinematic productions and their portrayals of race and gender.


Scholarships are available to support your academic pursuits in the Global Brazil Studies. See if you qualify!

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Get started in Portuguese

To learn more about Portuguese courses at MU, please contact Jack Draper,, the Director of the Global Brazil minor, to schedule an advising appointment.