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Study in English at PUC-Rio!
International Students at PUC-Rio
 


PUC-Rio and Cristo Redentor

Courses in English  + Portuguese as a Second Language

International students now have the opportunity to take courses in English at PUC-Rio and learn Portuguese!

The courses taught in English have a content based on Brazilian and Latin American aspects, such as: culture, literature, business, design, Civilization and history, among others. Along with the courses in English, international students must attend Portuguese as a Second Language class during their academic semester, as well as  any other courses in Portuguese recommended by the coordinator..

Candidates must follow the regular application procedures presented at http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/estconv.html indicating the intention to attend classes in English.


Duration
1 or 2 academic semesters.


Application procedures and deadlines
Applicants must send the complete application form and other requested documents as indicated at http://www.puc-rio.br/ensinopesq/ccci/forms-hp.html.


Contact
Ms. Linda Sousa – Incoming Student Coordinator
incoming-ccci@puc-rio.br


Courses in English | 2015

(The History, Sociology and International Relation courses are available every semester.
The final list of courses in English will be released on January 2015. Other courses can be included)

 

ART AND DESIGN
Course ART 9853 – Ergonomics and Ergo Design in Brazil
Profa. Claudia Mont´Alvão ( 2 credits)
Course Description Ergonomics in Brazil: development and research. Main approaches in Brazil used for ergonomic studies. The nature of ergodesign. Ergodesign in development of products, information systems and human-computer interfaces.
Bibliography DUL, Jan; WEERDMEESTER, Bernard. Ergonomia prática. São Paulo: Edgard Blucher, 1995. 147 p.

GRANDJEAN, Etienne. Manual de ergonomia: adaptando o trabalho ao homem. Porto Alegre, Artes Médicas, 1998. 338 p.

MORAES, Anamaria de; MONT´ALVÃO, Claudia. Ergonomia: conceitos e aplicações. Rio de Janeiro: iUser (3a. edição).136 p.

BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

Course

ADM 9981 – Marketing Strategies Through Consumer Behavior  (4 credits)

Course Description

Marketing strategies decisions from a consumer behavior approach. Basic determinants of consumer behavior. The roles of marketing as influence on consumer buying and decision making. Impact of consumer behavior on marketing.

Course

ADM 9982 – Relation Ship Marketing (4 credits)

Course Description

The last two decades have witnessed a tremendous explosion in ways that firms use to track consumer behavior. This was aided considerably by the precipitous fall in the price of electronic storage media as well as computing power. Despite access to valuable data on purchase behavior and consumer characteristics, very few firms actually condition their strategies on the data they have. This may be attributed to at least two factors. First, firms now have so much information that it is often very costly for them to get to the data that can be meaningfully used to devise their strategies. Second, many firms just don’t know what to do with the data. The course addresses both these issues. The course will takes the long-term view, the business-based approach to customer relationship management (CRM). It tells students what CRM means to businesses, plus the why and the how of putting a CRM database system into action. Real world examples will be brought into classroom to illustrate how CRM can and has been used to change and build any type of business, strategically and managerially.

Course

ADM 9983 – Valuation and Real Options  (4 credits)

Course Description

Principles of Capital Budgeting. Project Valuation. Static and Dynamic Valuation Models. Valuation Methods and relevant cash flows. Cost of Capital and Valuation under Uncertainty. Risk Analysis and Monte Carlo Simulation. Enterprise Valuation. Mergers and Acquisitions. Modeling uncertainty and project options. Real Option analysis and valuation. Applications.

Course

ADM 1487 – Cases in international marketing  (4 credits)

Course Description

Concepts and theories in international marketing. The challenges and opportunities in international markets. Environment analysis of international markets. Strategies to enter international markets. Choosing target markets and positioning. International marketing mix (product, price, distribution and marketing communication).


HISTORY

Course

HIS 9827 – Brazilian History (4 credits)

Course Description

South America in the context of the Portuguese ultramarine Empire. Black and Indian slavery. The Catholic Church: hierarchies and social identity in the colony. Political emancipation and the construction of the Imperial State. Nationality formation and social tensions. Crisis of slavery and the end of the monarchic regime. The historical experience of the Brazilian Republic. Authoritarianism and Democracy. Inclusion and exclusion in the Brazilian society.


SOCIOLOGY

Course

SOC 9174– Contemporary Brazilian Debates from a Sociological and Anthropological Perspective  (4 credits)

Course Description

This course aims to give an introduction to contemporary Brazilian anthropology and sociology. Beginning with central problems which influenced the constitution of these two disciplines, centering around the ideas of Gilberto Freyre and Sergio Buarque de Hollanda, we will discuss modernity and Portuguese tradition; the historical role of the State and its relations with society; public life and private values; family and social solidarity; “racial democracy” and criticisms; Brazilian modernism. The course will then highlight some specific contemporary subject discussions in both areas: violence and urban life, race and inequality, religion, cultural artistic manifestations, especially Tropicalism, Brazilian funk and “manguebeat”.


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Course

IRI 9602 – Brazilian Foreign Policy I (4 credits)

Course Description

The course will explain how the main Brazilian Foreign Policy paradigms were formulated as well as discuss the role of economic development on the Brazilian foreign policy contents. The following issues will be discussed: The Republican regime and foreign policy; Americanism and Pan-Americanism; Cold War and foreign policy; The impact of economic development on Brazilian Foreign Policy; The Independent Foreign Policy and the Globalism; The Foreign Policy of Military Regime and the Americanism; Geopolitics and National Security Doctrine; Globalism revival and consolidation; Democracy and Foreign Policy; The post Cold War and Brazilian international insertion; Actors and perceptions of Brazilian Foreign Policy.

Course

IRI 9990 – Advanced Studies in International Relations II: Hospitality Hostiliy in International Political Theory
(4 credits)

Course Description

This course surveys classics of European International Relations Theory. Through a mixture of lecture and discussion, we will consider together the following thinkers or texts: History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, writings on “just war” by Augustine of Hippo and Francisco de Vitoria, On the Citizen by Thomas Hobbes, several key texts by Immanuel Kant, Sigmund Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents, and Carl Schmitt’s Concept of the Political. Although most of the readings are derived from a European tradition of thought on matters of peace and war, we will focus these problems by considering the initial encounter between Europeans and native Brazilians in the sixteenth century with reference to the following question: is the treatment of foreign peoples governed by the rights of hostility or of hospitality?

LETTERS

Course

LET 9419 - Special Topics in Portuguese Language. Study and discussion of special topics related to the Portuguese language studies.  (4 credits)   ( Semester II)

Course Description

Intercultural studies: parameters of analysis. Identification of aspects of the Brazilian culture and language interaction that may be relevant in multicultural/intercultural contexts. Practical work with Brazilian films, TV soap operas and sitcoms, song lyrics, press articles, publicity campaigns and short stories.


PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

Course

IND9001-  Supply Chain Logistics Management ( 3 credits)  -  Special topics on   Production Engineering 
Pre- requisites:  Students from Engineer, Business and Economy,  with knowledge in operation management.

Course Description

Scope: The discipline exams traditional logistics issues within the context of the supply chain.Program: main definitions, logistics evolution, performance management systems, primary logistics activities (network design, information, transportation management, inventory management and strategy, warehousing, materials handling, packaging), supply chain management (organization and relationship management, information technology), trends, business cases.Reference: Supply Chain Logistics Management, Donald J. Bowersox, David J. CLoss, and M. Bixbt Cooper, McGrawHill ISBN 0-07-235100-4, 2002.Requisite: Basic notions of operations management and the student must be fluent in English (Portuguese and other languages will not be accepted in the classroom).Evaluation: Test (50%) and Business Case (50%).


ELETRIC ENGINEERING

Course

SIGNALS AND  SYSTEMS (4 credits)
PRE-REQUISITES: MAT 1162 and MAT 1200

Course Description

The objective of this course is to introduce the basic concepts associated to signals and to the systems that process them. It builds a methodology that allows students to model and solve linear time-invariant systems, both in the continuous time and the discrete time.  By taking  this course students will be able to study further applications in digital signal processing (DSP).
Introduction – basic definitions; Discrete-time signals  and finite difference equations; Continuous-time signals and ordinary differential equations; Periodic signals; Z Transform; Laplace Transform; Fourier Series; Fourier Transform.

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CCCI

PUC-RIO — International Cooperation Central Coordination Office
Linda Cristina Sousa
Incoming Student Coordinator

Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225
Ed. Pe. Leonel Franca, 8th floor
Gávea – 22451-300 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil

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