The courses at CPDA are divided into three categories:

  • Required
  • Core
  • Specific to the line of research


Required Courses

Required courses are intended to solidify students’ knowledge on topics related to research methodology, emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.

Master’s Candidates: Required Courses

  • Theory and Methodology in Social Science
  • Research Methods in Social Science

Doctoral Candidates: Required Courses

  • Epistemology in Social Science
  • Doctoral Seminars


Core Courses

For master’s students, core courses are intended to provide theoretical training, and center around the areas that comprise the CPDA. In doctoral studies, these courses are mainly meant to encourage interdisciplinary debate on current topics.

Master’s Candidates: Core Courses

Master’s candidates should choose two of the five core courses offered:

  • Social Theory
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Political Theory
  • Agrarian Roots of Brazilian Social Development
  • Nature and Society

Doctoral Candidates: Core Courses

Doctoral candidates should choose two of the six core courses offered:

  • Theories on Contemporary Societies
  • Contemporary Brazilian Social and Political Thinking
  • Development Theories
  • Economic Sociology
  • The Rural and Ruralities in Contemporary Society
  • Political Economy of the International Regime


Courses Specific to the Line of Research

The courses specific to the line of research are intended to provide a theoretical, methodological, and historical foundation for the variety of content in each of the program’s six lines of research:

Line 1: Studies on Rural Culture and the Rural World

  • Dynamics of Family Agriculture
  • Family, Community, and Politics
  • City and Country as Images
  • Literary Representations of the Rural World and Nation
  • City as a Sociological Theme
  • The Topic of Culture in the Contemporary Scenario
  • Special Topics in Studies of Rural Culture and the Rural World

Line 2: Institutions, Markets, and Regulation

  • Agriculture and Agroindustrial Structures
  • Economics and Politics of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • The Brazilian Economy
  • Institutions, Organizations, and Strategies
  • Topics in the Agri-food System
  • The Sociology of Food
  • Special Topics in Institutions, Markets, and Regulation

Line 3: Conflicts, Social Movements, and Political Representation

  • Organization, Politics, and Power
  • Intellectuals and Political Culture
  • Political Sociology
    Social Movements
  • Special Topics in Social Movements

Line 4: Nature, Science, and Knowledge

  • Global Conventions on the Environment and Comparative Local Responses
  • Comparative Agro-Environmental History
  • Special Topics in Nature, Science, and Knowledge

Line 5: Public Policies, the State, and Social Actors

  • Public Policies for Agriculture
  • Comparative Analysis of Agricultural Systems and Policies
  • Economic Policies of the Global Commerce System
  • Local Development Theory and Policy
  • Anthropology of Policy
  • Special Topics in Public Policies, the State, and Social Actors

Line 6: Land, Power, and Territory

The courses that comprise this line of research are currently being restructured.

Postado em 27/09/2021 - 18:37