In this sense, the curricular pathway was conceived considering the formation of socially committed citizens, who are able to dialogue between different areas of knowledge and, consequently, in practical application in the construction of a less unequal world.
Its courses are organically articulated with each other, with the central theme, and with the desired practice for the student’s training. Its structure is designed to give students the opportunity to carry out their studies with flexibility, promoting greater adaptation to their individual possibilities and aspirations, without prejudice to academic quality.
Activities in Foreign Languages
Offered by the Centro de Línguas e Cultura (Language and Culture Center), in partnership with the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, activities in a foreign language will provide language practice in the academic context, such as the writing of articles and presentation of conferences. Activities will also include a tutoring program.
Students may enroll in one or more activities, according to their language proficiency. For foreign students, activities will be offered in Portuguese.
Frequently Asked Questions
Course and Curricular Structure
What is the Minor on Global Challenges?
This course complements the training of a professional that, together with their regular academic path, develops a greater understanding and awareness of the most diverse forms of inequality observed worldwide in the social, economic, and environmental spheres.
What is the course based on?
What will the Minor add to my professional development?
Those factors, together with the awarding of a certificate by one of the largest public universities in Brazil, will allow and increase the inclusion of those students in the professional market and/or expand their growth in the academic field.
Will the course be online or on-site?
In the case of on-site and/or hybrid classes, all foreign students will receive the appropriate support and assistance from the International Cooperation Office in regards to the documents and procedures related to their entry and stay in Brazil.
What is the degree of freedom that I have to develop my course program?
What are the Foreign Language Activities, and do I need to participate as a native speaker?
The goal of this module is to present the usage of the languages studied in an academic setting of both oral and written communication, including the creation of academic papers and the presentation of seminars. Furthermore, it will also offer optional tutoring to assist students in regards to English, Spanish and French.
Am I allowed to join courses offered in languages other than my native one(s)?
How do I join the Minor?
How long is the Minor?
How do I know which courses are offered each semester?
The complete list of courses offered each semester is available on this link.
How many courses should I take each semester?
- Fulfill a total hourly workload of classroom activities of 270 hours in 5 academic semesters or less;
- Participate only in courses offered in the languages they have attested proficiency in, or are native speakers of.
We remind you that international students can participate exclusively in the Minor, or also take other courses in their home institutions and/or our undergraduate or graduate programs at UFF, as their home institutions allow. Henceforth, we suggest finding a balance between academic responsibilities that fit you.