Faculty Profile

Carolina Castellanos

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2010)

Contact Information


Bosler Hall Room 12M


  • Literata, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, 2000
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2007
  • Ph.D., 2010

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

PORT 101 Elementary Portuguese
An intensive study of the fundamentals of Portuguese grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Composition and literary and cultural readings.

PORT 200 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.Taught in English.

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

Spring 2017

PORT 202 Intermediate Portuguese II
The primary goals of this course are to review and study advanced grammatical structures, as well as develop writing skills. The course will aim to further develop students’ formal knowledge of Portuguese by studying challenging grammatical structures and producing formal and informal texts, such as letters, reports, narrations, summaries, etc. In order to familiarize students further with the cultures of Portuguese speaking countries, the course will use diverse target-language materials, such as short stories, films, newspaper clips, blog entries, YouTube videos, songs, etc. This course is intended as the gateway to the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies minor. Prerequisite: 200 or 201

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: 201, 200 or permission of the instructor.

PORT 304 Afro-Brazilian Literature
Cross-listed with AFST 304-01 and LALC 304-01.

AFST 304 Afro-Brazilian Literature
Cross-listed with LALC 304-01 and PORT 304-01.

LALC 304 Afro-Brazilian Literature
Cross-listed with AFST 304-01 and PORT 304-01.

PORT 500 Independent Study