PORTUG 150 - First Year Seminar in Brazilian Studies
Section: 002 Gender, Race and Power in Brazil
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Portuguese (PORTUG)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This first-year seminar, taught in English, offers students a broad introduction to the history, culture and politics of Brazil by focusing on the centrality of gender and race to relationships of power. Throughout the course we will pay close attention to how gendered and racialized hierarchies and understandings developed, and how individuals and groups have contributed to either sustaining or challenging them.

Course Requirements:

  • Attendance and Participation 20%
  • Canvas Postings 20%
  • Writing Exercises 60%

Intended Audience:

First and second year students with an interest in Brazilian culture or in examining race and gender in a non-U.S. context.

Class Format:

Mixed lecture/discussion in English

PORTUG 150 - First Year Seminar in Brazilian Studies
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
18Enrollment Management
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Taught in English. Students beyond the first year should contact the professor (langland@umich.edu) to enroll.
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