Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Spring 2018: Courses on Brazil

November 27th, 2017

Check out the following courses for the Spring 2018 semester featuring Brazil!

AFRS 4400: AfroBrazilians

  • Prof. Christopher Dunn
  • TR 2:00-3:15
  • For a course description contact adst@tulane.edu or click here.

ANTH 3096: Contemporary Amazonian Society & Culture

COMM 4553: Brazilian TV & Culture

  • Prof. Mauro Porto
  • TR 33:30-4:45
  • This course offers advanced study of television as a unique audio-visual culture with its own history and styles. This course presumes basic knowledge of television terms and methods of media analysis. May repeat under a different topic (COMM 4550, 4551, 4552) for credit.

MUSC 3310: Music in Brazil

  • Prof. Dan Sharp
  • TR 11:00-12:15
  • This course will offer an in-depth inquiry into Brazilian cultural history through the prism of popular music, often regarded as Brazil’s most accomplished field of artistic production. Genres and cultural phenomena to be covered include samba, choro, baião, bossa nova, protest music, Tropicália, and Mangue Beat, as well as international styles such as rock, reggae, and rap in local context. The study of music will provide the basis for the exploration of issues such as nationalism, regionalism, developmentalism, authoritarianism, and globalization.

PORT 1120: Intensive Portuguese

  • Prof. Megwen Loveless
  • MWR 11:00-11:50
  • Lab: T 11:00-12:15
  • An intensive one-semester introduction to Brazilian Portuguese with an emphasis on listening and speaking skills designed to quickly prepare students for more advanced study of language, literature, and culture. _Prerequisite: Placement via https://audubon.tulane.edu/langlab/.

PORT 2030-1: Intermediate Portuguese

  • Prof. Megwen Loveless
  • MWR 12:00-12:50
  • Lab: T 12:30-1:45 or T 3:30-4:45
  • Review of fundamental skills taught in previous courses. Introduction to Brazilian literature and culture through plays, short stories, articles, and film. Practice in composition. Prerequisite: PORT 1120 or placement via “https://audubon.tulane.edu/langlab/”: https://audubon.tulane.edu/langlab/..

PORT 2030-2: Intermediate Portuguese

  • Prof. Megwen Loveless
  • MW 3:00-4:15
  • Lab: T 12:30-1:45 or T 3:30-4:45
  • Review of fundamental skills taught in previous courses. Introduction to Brazilian literature and culture through plays, short stories, articles, and film. Practice in composition. Prerequisite: PORT 1120 or placement via “https://audubon.tulane.edu/langlab/”: https://audubon.tulane.edu/langlab/.

PORT 3250: Composition & Conversation

  • Prof. Rebecca Atencio
  • TR 12:30-1:45
  • Reinforcement of spoken Portuguese and review of grammatical structures. Short stories and plays serve as the basis for further development of speaking and writing. Emphasis in dealing with the texts is on their utility for skill practice rather than literary analysis. _PORT 2030 or placement via https://audubon.tulane.edu/langlab/

PORT 4130: Topics in brazil: Popular Music

  • Prof. Christopher Dunn
  • TR 11:00-12:15
  • Readings in Brazilian stories, essays, and poems, focusing on a topic of historical and cultural importance. (See below for description on Brazilian Popular Music). Prerequisite: Two courses at the 3000 level or special permission.

PORT 6440: Brazilian Popular Music

  • Prof. Christopher Dunn
  • TR 11:00-12:15
  • This course will offer an in-depth inquiry into Brazilian cultural history through the prism of popular music, often regarded as Brazil’s most accomplished field of artistic production. Genres and cultural phenomena to be covered include samba, choro, baião, bossa nova, protest music, Tropicália, and Mangue Beat, as well as international styles such as rock, reggae, and rap in local context. The study of music will provide the basis for the exploration of issues such as nationalism, regionalism, developmentalism, authoritarianism, and globalization. Prerequisite: Two courses at the 4000 level or special permission.

For more information or questions regarding courses and placement, please contact Megwen Loveless at mloveles@tulane.edu.

Brazil + People
Diego Rose
Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Science