Jun 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Programs Major, BA - Latin American and Caribbean Studies Concentration - Brazilian Studies Track

Kristen Block, History, Chair

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program offers students a broad sampling of courses from numerous academic disciplines, which enables comprehensive and integrated study of Latin American and Caribbean histories, cultures, politics and languages. Within the program, the Brazilian studies concentration enables students to focus their intellectual inquiry on this increasingly influential country, placing the Brazilian experience in regional perspective. The major is sponsored by the joint efforts of professors from such departments as Anthropology, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences  

Major Requirements

The Brazilian studies track requires 30 upper-division hours offered by at least three different academic departments.

Select 6 hours (Study Abroad):

Select 15 upper-division hours:


Additional courses not listed above may be petitioned for credit upon successful completion with the Chair of Latin American and Caribbean studies when the course contains significant content focused on Latin America, the Caribbean and/or Latinos in the US and elsewhere.

To satisfy the Study Abroad Requirement, a minimum of 6 hours must be taken in an approved study abroad program in Brazil. The Programs Abroad Office offers several opportunities in Brazil: https://studyabroad.utk.edu/.

Students are encouraged to consider completing the requirements for the minor in Portuguese.


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