Courses in English

In an effort to assist in the adaptation of our international students in view of the internationalization of our academic community, PUCRS is proud to offer some courses entirely delivered in English. These courses will give students will have the chance to meet international and local students who wish to improve their language skills.

Check out the courses that will be offered entirely in English in 2023/2:

Interpretation and Legal Reasoning (Workload: 45)

Syllabus: lnterpretation and Application of Law: practical reasoning. Legal interpretation: methods of interpretation. lnterpretation and application of Law. Legal Reasoning and Argumentation. Thinking like a lawyer. Argumentation and Legal Professions.

Personal Development (Workload: 30)

Syllabus: Stimulus for the development of self-knowledge, through a self-reading process. Knowing himself/herself and think freely by means of a process that is eminently practical. Discussion on the importance of personal development for contemporary professionals as an elementary action in the knowledge construction process.

First Aid (Workload: 30)

Syllabus: Theoretical and practical discipline that approaches the study of basic knowledge of first aid, aiming to enable the student to provide assistance in emergencies, stressing the prevention of accidents and aspects related to health.

Digital Culture (Workload: 60)
Data Reporting and Visualization Applied to the Brazilian Context (Workload: 60)
Creative Writing (Workload: 30)

Syllabus: Writing exercises, discussions on language and reading of literary texts, in a workshop environment, aiming at intellectual and creative exchange.

History of International Relations Ii (Workload: 60)

Syllabus: This course focusses diverse political, economic and social transformations occurred in the 20th Century. It analyses the 1st and 2nd World Wars in its backgrounds. It study as well the emergence of the Cold War System as well as it highlight its links to the Militaristic Regimes in Latin America, the Decolonization of Africa and Asia, and the growing influence of China.

Reading and Text Production (Workload: 60)

Syllabus: The course deals with the language in use by contemplating the fundamentals of interlocution: interlocutors, text, context and the construction of meaning in reading and textual production practices. It explores instrumental reading through grammatical review and the application of reading strategies aimed at improve reading comprehension. It also covers textual elements such as cohesion, coherence, intertextuality, informativeness, intentionality, acceptability and situationality.

Global Health (Workload: 30)
Economic Development (Workload: 60)
Business Internationalization (Workload: 30)
Probability and Statistics (Workload: 60)

Syllabus: Organization, analysis, interpretation of data and study of probabilistic models. Investigation of the relationship between variables. Notions from sampling to infer parameters and the establishment of statistical hypotheses.

More information about the courses: [email protected]

Courses Offered only in Portuguese

Undergraduate courses taught in Portuguese are offered in different programs, and bring theory and practice together for the student’s professional development. Check out the courses that are offered by PUCRS:

Undergraduate programs

Graduate programs

Portuguese Classes

PUCRS offers regular classes in Portuguese for Foreigners so that exchange students can improve their Portuguese language skills while studying in Brazil. For undergraduate and graduate students these classes are worth 4 credits (60 class hours) and deal with both language and cultural aspects.

Intensive Portuguese for Foreigners Course
PUCRS offers an intensive Portuguese language course for foreign students before they begin their undergraduate or graduate studies at the University.

Morning sessions are held at the language laboratories of the School of Letters. Afternoon sessions include cultural and informal social activities both within and outside the University. The goal is to help students adapt to PUCRS and the city of Porto Alegre and give them the opportunity to learn more about local culture.

Short Term

International students can come to PUCRS only to carry out research activities in the laboratories. The international students will be monitored by graduate students and will be supervised by PUCRS professors. Students do not need to speak Portuguese and they can choose the length of the exchange program.

How to proceed:
1. Choose which lab you would like to do research activities. The offers can be found in the Catalog of Research PUCRS

2. Fill in the application form for the Short Term Mobility Program in Documentation

3. The application form should be signed by the Academic Advisor of the home university. When there is a bilateral agreement between the two institutions, the form should also be signed by the International Student Exchange Coordinator of the home university.

4. The application form must be sent to [email protected] not later than 90 days before the beginning of the exchange program.