PORT 2500

PORT 2500

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Spanning six centuries, this course offers students an introduction to the Portuguese-speaking world. Students will practice analytical skills and gain familiarity with the culture and history of Brazil, Angola, Portugal and Mozambique by engaging with literature, art, music and cinema.  Historical moments that we will cover in this course include Portugal's colonialist expansion (1450-1700), the Kingdom of Kongo's response to it (1500-1700), the independence movements in Brazil, Angola and Mozambique (1820-1970), and the most recent cultural movements in music and cinema (1970-2000s).  Students will examine different forms of colonialism, and how the legacy of colonialism has shaped today's Lusophone world.  Moreover, students will contemplate topics of broader humanistic interest, such as national  identities, colonialism, transcontinental cultural exchanges, and forms of resistance to colonial oppression.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, GLC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17406 PORT 2500   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This course will be taught by Leonardo Velloso-Lyons a Mellon Fellow in the Romance Studies department.