Spring 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 102-01 Elementary Portuguese
Instructor: Giselda Pereira
Course Description:
This course will be taught via live remote instruction by our Resident Director in Brazil. Monday-Thursday (synchrounous) and Friday (asynchronous) - 9:30-10:20am. (EST).Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Brazil. An intensive study of the fundamentals of Portuguese grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Composition and literary and cultural readings.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
Online
PORT 200-01 Portuguese for Speakers of a Romance Language
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Brazil. 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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 211
PORT 231-01 Portuguese Conversation and Composition
Instructor: Giselda Pereira
Course Description:
This course will be taught via live remote instruction by our Resident Director in Brazil.Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Brazil. 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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
Online
PORT 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 242-01.Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Brazil. In this class students learn about a variety of aspects of Brazilian culture and social issues. While highly discussed topics in Brazil and about Brazil, such as carnival, malandragem, and jeitinho are examined, throughout the semester students explore three different types of encounters: Native encounters, African and Afro-Brazilian encounters, and gender encounters. Students analyze these ideas concentrating on the nature of the encounters and the criticisms generated. Also, the class examines issues of representation related to marginalization, violence and banditry. In order to carry out the analysis of ideas and cultural representations and their development, students work with a variety of texts from different disciplines - literature, anthropology, sociology, history, and film - and follow an intersectional methodology. This course is cross-listed as LALC 242. Offered every year.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 213
PORT 380-01 Popular Musics of the Portuguese Black Atlantic
Instructor: Ellen Gray
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-02, AFST 220-04, and MUAC 210-01. Samba, samba, fado, morna, tropiclia, bossa nova. These are all popular music and dance forms from Portuguese speaking cultures. This interdisciplinary course investigates select musical genres and soundscapes in 20th-21st century Portugal, Cape Verde, Angola, and Brazil as a lens into understanding four national cultures interlinked through a common language and histories of colonialism and African diaspora. Working with a wide range of case studies, from urban and popular musics, to revivals of traditional music and dance, to newly emergent expressive forms, we will listen to sound recordings, watch documentary films about performance, and read and discuss widely. We will ask questions about relationships between musical expression and the enduring legacies of colonialism. We will study music making in relation to power and resistance. We will explore issues of cultural appropriation, musical exoticism and hybridity in the marketing of local musics for international world music consumers.No previous music experience or Portuguese skills necessary. Majors from across the College are welcome.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TF
WEISS 235
PORT 500-01 Globally Integrated Travel – Brazil
Instructor: Giselda Pereira
Course Description:

PORT 500-02 Elementary Portuguese (Globally Integrated Travel)
Instructor: Giselda Pereira
Course Description:

PORT 500-03 Portuguese Conversation and Composition (Globally Integrated Travel)
Instructor: Giselda Pereira
Course Description:

Courses Offered in ANTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 222-01 Anthropology of Latin America
Instructor: Amalia Pesantes Villa
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 222-01. This course is an ethnographic exploration of contemporary life in Latin America. It is designed to introduce students to the major themes and debates in the anthropology of Latin America. It is aimed at understanding the cultural and historical development of Latin America, and it seeks to make sense of the cultural similarities and differences that have both captured the interest of anthropologists and helped to make Latin America an important site of anthropological study and theorizing. In the process of examining the histories and cultures of Latin America, we will also look at how power and structural inequalities have shaped the region. The course will study Latin American cultures and societies in relation to neighboring nations - the United States, Canada and the Caribbean - given their shared history and experiences of colonialism and slavery as well as their economic interdependence.This course is cross-listed as LALC 222. Offered every other year.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
DENNY 313
ANTH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Matthew Biwer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 262-01 and LALC 262-01. This course examines the development of prehistoric societies in the South American continent through archaeological data. This course will explore the interactions of culture, economics, and politics in the prehistory of two major regions: the western Andean mountains and Pacific coast, and the eastern lowlands focusing on the Amazon River basin and Atlantic coast. In addition to learning the particular developments in each region, we will address three overarching themes: 1)What role did the environment play in shaping socio-political developments? 2) What influence do ethnographic and ethno-historical sources have on the interpretation of pre-Hispanic societies in South America? 3) What were the interactions between highland and lowland populations, and what influence did they have (if any) on their respective developments? This course is cross-listed as ARCH 262 and LALC 262.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
DENNY 211
Courses Offered in ARCH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARCH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Matthew Biwer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 262-01 and LALC 262-01. This course examines the development of prehistoric societies in the South American continent through archaeological data. This course will explore the interactions of culture, economics, and politics in the prehistory of two major regions: the western Andean mountains and Pacific coast, and the eastern lowlands focusing on the Amazon River basin and Atlantic coast. In addition to learning the particular developments in each region, we will address three overarching themes: 1)What role did the environment play in shaping socio-political developments? 2) What influence do ethnographic and ethno-historical sources have on the interpretation of pre-Hispanic societies in South America? 3) What were the interactions between highland and lowland populations, and what influence did they have (if any) on their respective developments? This course is cross-listed as ANTH 262 and LALC 262.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
DENNY 211
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 131-01 Modern Latin American History since 1800
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 231-01. Introduction to Latin American history since independence and the consolidation of national states to the recent past. Students explore social, economic, and political developments from a regional perspective as well as specific national examples. This course is cross-listed as LALC 231.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
DENNY 313
Courses Offered in LALC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LALC 101-01 Introduction to Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies
Instructor: Craig Lang
Course Description:
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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
DENNY 313
LALC 222-01 Anthropology of Latin America
Instructor: Amalia Pesantes Villa
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 222-01. This course is an ethnographic exploration of contemporary life in Latin America. It is designed to introduce students to the major themes and debates in the anthropology of Latin America. It is aimed at understanding the cultural and historical development of Latin America, and it seeks to make sense of the cultural similarities and differences that have both captured the interest of anthropologists and helped to make Latin America an important site of anthropological study and theorizing. In the process of examining the histories and cultures of Latin America, we will also look at how power and structural inequalities have shaped the region. The course will study Latin American cultures and societies in relation to neighboring nations - the United States, Canada and the Caribbean - given their shared history and experiences of colonialism and slavery as well as their economic interdependence.This course is cross-listed as ANTH 222. Offered every other year.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
DENNY 313
LALC 231-01 Modern Latin American History since 1800
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 131-01. Introduction to Latin American history since independence and the consolidation of national states to the recent past. Students explore social, economic, and political developments from a regional perspective as well as specific national examples. This course is cross-listed as HIST 131.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
DENNY 313
LALC 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PORT 242-01.Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Brazil. In this class students learn about a variety of aspects of Brazilian culture and social issues. While highly discussed topics in Brazil and about Brazil, such as carnival, malandragem, and jeitinho are examined, throughout the semester students explore three different types of encounters: Native encounters, African and Afro-Brazilian encounters, and gender encounters. Students analyze these ideas concentrating on the nature of the encounters and the criticisms generated. Also, the class examines issues of representation related to marginalization, violence and banditry. In order to carry out the analysis of ideas and cultural representations and their development, students work with a variety of texts from different disciplines - literature, anthropology, sociology, history, and film - and follow an intersectional methodology. This course is cross-listed as PORT 242. Offered every year.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 213
LALC 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Matthew Biwer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 262-01 and ANTH 262-01. This course examines the development of prehistoric societies in the South American continent through archaeological data. This course will explore the interactions of culture, economics, and politics in the prehistory of two major regions: the western Andean mountains and Pacific coast, and the eastern lowlands focusing on the Amazon River basin and Atlantic coast. In addition to learning the particular developments in each region, we will address three overarching themes: 1) What role did the environment play in shaping socio-political developments? 2) What influence do ethnographic and ethno-historical sources have on the interpretation of pre-Hispanic societies in South America? 3) What were the interactions between highland and lowland populations, and what influence did they have (if any) on their respective developments? This course is cross-listed as ARCH 262 and ANTH 262.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
DENNY 211