Faculty Profile

Carolina Castellanos

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2010)

Contact Information


Bosler Hall Room 12M

Office Hours for Fall 2016: Wednesdays 3 to 5pm


  • 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 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.

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