PORT190-000: Freshman Seminar

Topic: Cities in the Lusophone World

August 24, 2016 - December 6, 2016
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Candler Library 120
Teixeira, Ana
Appropriate for First Year students.

Introduction to the study of Brazilian and Portuguese societies through different prisms (race and gender relations, national cinemas, sexuality, evolution of historical discourse, music, and more).

Special Evidence-Focused Seminar. For more information: http://evidence.emory.edu/in-the-news/evidence-focused-courses.html 


One of the main goals of this course will be to examine how cultural productions (fiction, film, and music) participate in the construction of an urban landscape of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Lisbon, Luanda and Maputo vis-à-vis the contruction of national identities in the Portuguese-speaking world. Readings, class discussion, and assignments will foster a greater understanding of the advantages and the limitations of using cultural productions as primary sources for analysis.



Readings will be posted on Blackboard, and films will be placed on reserve at Heilbrun Music and Media Library.


PARTICULARS: Evaluation is based on daily and active participation, homework, quizzes, writing activities, exams, final presentation.


PREREQUISITES: No prerequisite.

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