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PORT 300 Brazilian Culture

PORT 300.  Brazilian Culture.  3 Credits.   HT H   

Prehistoric and colonial Portuguese origins of Brazil and its independent development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Key aspects of economic, political, and social factors; special attention to intellectual history. Readings in English.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Spanish, the second most spoken language in the world with approximately 559 million speakers, is the official language in 21 countries. Moreover, according to the Instituto Cervantes , the United States ranks second behind Mexico in the number of Spanish speakers. Similarly, Portuguese, the official language in 9 nations, is spoken by approximately 210 million people over the world (the sixth most spoken language). Fluency in more than one language and an understanding of literary and cultural texts create educated citizens who can contribute to the betterment of our society.

Minor in Brazilian Studies

Portuguese is the official language of nine countries. It is one of the official languages of the European Union and it is also an official language in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. In 1958, it was declared one of the six critical languages by the National Defense Education Act. Within the U.S., it is spoken within the Portuguese, Brazilian, and Cape Verdean communities in states like Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Iowa, and Kansas.