ROMLANG 400 - Topics in Romance Languages and Literature
Section: 003
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Romance Languages and Literatures (ROMLANG)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
1 - 4
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
Course may be taught in a Romance language.
May be elected twice for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course will examine the history of the interplay of social movements and national politics in Brazil's new republic, with the goal of understanding how the establishment of democracy has consolidated popular demands for a more just society and more ethical leadership — expressed clearly in each presidential election — and a political system and leadership that seem to breed corruption. We will also use the case of Brazil to address questions that are relevant to other republican systems:

  • What is the role of ethics in contemporary republics?
  • Must citizens be ethical in order for a republic to function effectively?
  • Does political practice become more republican when ethics becomes the major issue of public debate, as it has in Brazil?
  • Is it more effective to push for ethical politics, or for greater control by citizens over state power and institutions?

ROMLANG 400 - Topics in Romance Languages and Literature
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001 (REC)
TuTh 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: This course will be taught in Portuguese, and will be taught on January 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29.
003 (REC)
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