PORTUG 150 - First Year Seminar in Brazilian Studies
Section: 001 Breaking Gender and Racial Barriers in Brazil.
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Portuguese (PORTUG)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This interdisciplinary seminar critically examines the condition of contemporary Brazilian women as well as of African-Brazilians, their struggle to gain cultural, economic, and socio-political equality. Our focus is on questions and perspectives concerning both the literary and socio-economic aspects of gender, race, class inequality, transformation, and options for self-empowerment.

The format includes class discussions, presentations, regularly assigned readings and papers, film/video screenings, and internet/library research. Tuesdays are devoted to discussing readings/videos. At the start of each Tuesday class students are required to hand in a typed, thoughtful question about the reading or video to be discussed that day. We share our ideas and listen to each other. We are not required to agree with each other. Thursdays are for introduction of topics, video viewing, guest speakers or group presentations.

PORTUG 150 - First Year Seminar in Brazilian Studies
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001 (REC)
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may register. All others need permission of instructor.
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