In 2008, the Master in Letters and Human Sciences was created, which trained several masters who work in academia and in the labor market in various fields of professional training.

The Graduate Program in Humanities, Cultures and Arts currently has a faculty experienced in research and guidance at different levels with a wide range of backgrounds, including: Literature, Education, Communication, Social Sciences, History and Economics.

PPGHCA professors teach at different levels: undergraduate, specialization and MBA, master's and doctoral degrees. Professors also guide Scientific Initiation work, Scientific Initiation work in high school and undergraduate course completion work (TCC), which allows for a broad view of educational processes, as well as contributing to the professional training of students from different courses, such as Literature, History, Pedagogy, Communication, Business Administration and Psychology.

Curricular Options

Concentration Areas

  • Discourse, Culture and Human Formation

In the Master's course, the area of ​​concentration “Discourse, Culture and Human Formation” was started in October 2008. By deepening the debates on the challenges to be faced in this necessary cooperation between knowledges, the relevance of deepening scientific knowledge was perceived on languages, discourses, education, public policies, artistic manifestations and cultural practices in the search for identities in the various social segments existing in the realities studied. It seeks to deepen the cooperation between the fields of knowledge and the possible contributions of each part to more complex answers.

Research lines

  • Gender, Ethnicity and Identity

In this line, studies on gender and generations, on the body, on the traditions arising from the relations between Latin American and African ethnic groups were gathered. New studies of Africanities, of religiosities that form the diverse cultural construct that survives in the spaces experienced by students and researchers welcomed in the Program, were also welcomed. These studies make it possible to build theoretical foundations and instrumental tools for the formation and development of deep identities between generations and to reframe the notion of citizenship.

Concentration Area: Discourse, Culture and Human Formation

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  • Education, Language and Culture

In this line, studies shared between science, literature and art mediated in this group by different means of production and dissemination are aggregated. This field benefits from the development of technologies and tools in teaching materials and proposals for new professions. The interdisciplinarity in this line allows combined operations between areas of knowledge in the development of logical thinking and in the textual production of language studies, linguistics and the critical virtue of discourses. Also included in this line are studies related to urban and suburban spaces in interactions and conflicts and in the unequal and simultaneous temporalities existing in the lived experience.

Concentration Area: Discourse, Culture and Human Formation

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  • Representations of Historicity, Memory and Discourse

in this line, the works focus on the recovery of the voices of subjects who carry knowledge and knowledge from ancient orality and narratives of experiences, which themselves constitute epistemologies, as they are unique and necessary for the recognition of the other. Resulting from diverse social practices, from multiple social organizations, this set reveals intolerant discourses and representations that liberate or subordinate critical thinking to social hierarchies. Finally, this area includes research public policy practices that, by studying inequalities, open possibilities for inclusion of those who, due to special needs, challenge the Program to build new forms of inclusion.

Concentration Area: Discourse, Culture and Human Formation

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