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Minor Brazilian Chair 2016


Admission requirements

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The course will start with a presentation of the main characteristics of the Brazilian economy in the mid 20th century and look at how it evolved till the beginning of the 21st century. It will then study the changes that happened after President Lula took over the government in 2003. The course will not only look at the development of the economy over these decades but also look at this affected Brazilian society.

Course objectives

The objective of the course is to present and discuss the evolution of the Brazilian economy and society since 2003.



Mode of instruction

Lectures, presentations by students and essay

Course Load

5 EC = 140 hours in total.

  • 24 hours for class attendance.

  • 32 hours for reading assignments

  • 84 hours for writing a paper.

Assessment method

An essay with a length of 3000 words: 100%.

The essay can be redone in case of a resit


Blackboard will be used to post all the necessary information about the course (programme, time tables, announcements, etc.). Also notices will be posted on interesting activities (such as Conferences, workshops, expositions, etc.), which are related to the themes analyzed during the course.

Reading list

The reading list will be put on blackboard



Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

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mw. Dr. M.L. Wiesebron
Tel.: 071-527 2063


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