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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PORT 331 - Journeys through Brazil: Oral and Written Expression

Primarily designed to improve oral communication and to strengthen students’ written proficiency and their awareness of grammar intricacies in Portuguese. In relation to writing, it serves as a bridge to upper-level courses. Conversations and compositions are based on the civilization and cultures of Brazil, which despite its continental size and being among the largest world economies remains a mystery to many. This course explores the socio-historical, political and cultural trajectory Brazil has undertaken while, at the same time, reflecting on how ideas such as nation, identity, race, ethnicity, and class have transformed the face of the country. A wide array of texts and materials -literature, music, painting, sculpture, architecture, dance, and cinema- is used to gain a broad and critical understanding of the Brazilian universe. It involves extensive reading appropriate to the level. Prerequisite(s): PORT 221  or consent of the instructor. Spring semester. (4 Credits)