Faculty Profile

Edvan Brito

Visiting Instructor in Spanish and Portuguese (2014)

Contact Information

britoe@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room M12
717.245.1834

Education

  • B.A., Universidade de Sao Paulo, 2006
  • M.A., Howard University, 2010

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

PORT 115 Port for Speakers of Rom Lang
This course is designed for students who have previously studied another Romance language and would like develop speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in Portuguese. The course assumes no previous knowledge of Portuguese, and will rely on the comparative grammar and cognate vocabulary of Spanish and other Romance languages to develop language skills over the course of the semester. In addition, the class will explore aspects of Portuguese-speaking cultures in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Prerequisites: four semesters of a Romance language (or the equivalent), or permission of instructor.

PORT 242 Brazilian Cultural/Soc Iss
Cross-listed with LALC 242-01. Course taught in English.

LALC 242 Brazilian Cultural/Soc Iss
Cross-listed with PORT 242-01. Course taught in English.

Spring 2015

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.

PORT 231 Portuguese Conversation/Comp
Advanced practice in oral and written Portuguese. In-class work focuses primarily on oral practice through presentations and class-wide discussions of these presentations, of current events, readings and films, as well as small group practice emphasizing everyday situations. Out-of-class work focuses on writing and revision of compositions with emphasis on both grammar and style. Prerequisite: 116, 115 or permission of the instructor.

FLST 290 Brazilian Cinema
Cross-listed with LALC 290-01 and PORT 290-01.

LALC 290 Brazilian Cinema
Cross-listed with FLST 290-01 and PORT 290-01.

PORT 290 Brazilian Cinema
Cross-listed with FLST 290-01 and LALC 290-01.