2011 Brazil Today-Weekend-Today - Carnegie Mellon University

2011 Brazil Today

Friday, September 30, 2011 • Saturday, October 1, 2011 • Sunday, October 2, 2011

Brazil Today is a one credit (Pitt)/three unit (CMU) mini course, consisting of 14 hours of classes over a weekend, with a final paper assignment to be handed in for credit. The course will explore:

  • How does Brazil's multi-ethnic composition affect educational opportunity and career advancement?
  • Education in Brazil past and present: How does the history of education in Brazil affect moves from technological supplier to technological innovator?

Who are the Brazilians, and what are the social, economic, and cultural factors that make Brazil a major player on the world stage today? In this short course, we will seek to understand Brazil's present, and predict Brazil's future, so as to understand Brazil's place in our increasingly globalized world.

For detailed information on the Brazil Today weekend course, including Schedule, Speakers, Registration and Contact Information, please visit the University of Pittsburgh's website: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/brazil_today/index.htm