Undergraduate Programs

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 allow students to meet international and local students who wish to improve their language skills.

Interpretation and Legal Reasoning

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.

Workload: 45h

Dispute Resolution

The fundamental right of access to justice as a multi-door path. Dispute resolution methods: overview and historical developments. Negotiation: objectives and techniques. Mediation as facilitated negotiation. Styles and stages of mediation. Ethical patterns for mediators. Arbitration as a private adjudication system.

Workload: 30h

Personal Development

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.

Workload: 30h

First Aid

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.

Workload: 30h

Digital Culture

Introduction to the concepts and elements of digital culture applied to the communications field. Involves the study of the foundations, principles and logics of the scenario that led to the development of digitalization of media, the internet, and the context of network communication.

Workload: 60h

Data Reporting and Visualization Applied to the Brazilian Context

Theoretical and practical subject aiming to present basic concepts and practices of data reporting and data visualization.  Analysis and discussion of Brazilian public data sets and news using data journalism. Basic notions of statistics and sampling. Information access laws. Data analysis using apps.

Workload: 60h

Creative Writing

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

Workload: 30h

History of International Relations II

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.

Workload: 60h

History of Brazilian International Relations

Historical analysis of the process of international insertion and formulation of the Brazilian Foreign Policy. Historical conditioning and ideologues of Brazilian Foreign Policy. Analysis of the formulation of Brazilian Foreign Policy in the XIX century: from independence to the Republic. Foreign Policy of the first half of the
XX century, with emphasis on the Getulio Vargas governments. Brazilian Foreign Policy during World War I and II. The government of Juscelino Kubitschek and the Pan-American Organization. The beginning of the Independent Foreign Policy.

Workload: 60h

Theory of International Relations I

Study of International Relations` theoretical contributions until the inter-paradigmatic debate – Liberalism, Realism and Marxism. Currents stemming from the three paradigms, such as Institutional Liberalism, Neorrealism and Neomarxism (Critical Theory and World System Theory). Analysis of the English and the French Schools. Reading of the Power Transition Theories and the emergence of the International Political Economy.

Workload: 60h

Theory of International Relations II

Study of contemporary International Relations`s theoretical contributions: constructivism; Copenhagen School; Critical Theory in IR; Post-Structuralist Theories; Post-modern theories and approaches; Feminism in the International Relations; Postcolonial Theories and approaches; Contributions of the Latin American thought to the interpretation of the International Relations.

Workload: 60h

Human Rights II

Applicability of Human rights standards to public and private entities. Public policies and Human Rights. The Right to development. Business and Human Rights. Gross and systematic violations. Health, slavery, the right to life, torture, genocide and disappearances. Collective rights and remedies. Analysis of current issues related to Human Rights.

Workload: 30h

Reading and Text Production

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.

Workload: 60h

Introduction to Literary Studies

Literature functions. Literary discourse and its particularities. The objects and the disciplines of the literary studies. Literary system: author, work and reader.

Workload: 30h

Global Health

Discussion of prominent themes regarding global health, featuring distinct national healthcare models. Comprehensive analysis of health burdens and health indicators across various countries and regions. Introduction of pertinent concepts and initiatives for medical students embarking on real-life scenarios, implementing impactful measures for patient care, public policy, and global health research through current topics within different population contexts.

Workload: 30h

Translational Medicine

The Translational Medicine is an innovative branch of medical research that has rapidly transitioned from laboratory research to clinical applications. Its primary objective is to explore solutions for overcoming human diseases. The knowledge of different areas of medicine and biological sciences, from the structure and behavior of molecules, through cell physiology is the forefront of translational medicine aimed at enhancing strategies for disease prevention, detection, and treatment. The discipline Translational Medicine: From the Bench to the Bedside will provide an immersion in the sphere of experimental research emphasizing its intimate connection with the practice of clinical medicine.

Workload: 30h

Economic Development

Fundamentals and concepts of economic development. Classical theories and modern models. Social and economic indicators. Regional e local economic issues facing problems in developing countries and the Brazilian economy.

Workload: 60h

Business Internationalization

Process of business internationalization, analysis of external scenarios and different strategies that enable the improvement of the company’s internal management to overcome the challenges of the global environment.

Workload: 30h

Probability and Statistics

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.

Workload: 60h


More information about the courses: [email protected]

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 in Portuguese with our staff via email: [email protected]