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UWI introduces Minor in Brazilian Studies

For Release Upon Receipt - November 5, 2012

St. Augustine

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics of the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine will introduce a Minor in Brazilian Studies beginning in January for the second semester of the academic year 2012-2013. This Minor will meet the demands of students seeking to increase their knowledge of Brazil and of the Portuguese language and help them to become more marketable.

The Minor focuses on two main areas: Portuguese language and Brazilian culture. Courses include Introduction to Brazilian Culture at Level One; Brazilian Society and Culture at Level Two and Business Portuguese and Modern Brazilian Literature at Level Three.

A private launch will be held on November 23 at the Faculty of Social Sciences Lounge from 4pm to 6pm to officially introduce this Minor.

For further information, please call 662 2002 exts. 82036, 84037, 83039 or 84047 or visit:


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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)


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