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

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

LALC 101 Intro Latin American Studies
A multi-disciplinary, introductory course designed to familiarize students with the regions through a study of their history, economics, politics, literature, and culture in transnational and comparative perspective. The purpose of the course is to provide a framework that will prepare students for more specialized courses in particular disciplines and specific areas of LALC studies. Required of all LALC majors.

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.

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

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

LALC 251 Latin Amer Govt & Politics
Cross-listed with POSC 251-01.

POSC 251 Latin Amer Govt & Politics
Cross-listed with LALC 251-01.

LALC 500 Independent Study