Classes & Reference Guide

The following is a list of credit-earning courses offered as part of the Year of the Portuguese Speaking World. Each one addresses contemporary and historical issues relevant to the diverse culture of Portuguese countries.

Also be sure to check out the Library's Year of the Portuguese Speaking World's Reference Guide for additional books, articles, and other resources about the Portuguese Speaking World.


Fall Semester

ANTH 4490: Prime Movers of the Atlantic World: Portugal and Africa (CRN #82100

TR 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Instructor: Brandon Lundy

This team taught course with a visiting Fulbright professor from West Africa covers a variety of ideas and findings about Portugal’s and African societies' positions in modifying the Atlantic World, both historically and contemporarily. We will focus on topics such as culture contact and change, inter-ethnic relations and conflict, identity and multiculturalism, transnational networks, independence movements and nationalism, neo/post-colonialism, global culture and globalization, etc.


FL 4490: Topics of the Lusophone World (CRN #85413)

TR 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Instructors: Alan Lebaron and Robert Simon

This course offers an in-depth study of topics related to the Year of the Portuguese Speaking World presentations during the fall semester, 2015. It incorporates the presentations as part of the course, as well as offering background content knowledge, discussion, and analysis on the part of students.


ANTH 3365 / AADS 3780 Afro-Brazil Politics and Culture (CRN #81910)

TR 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Instructor: Ken Williamson

This course explores the Afro-Brazilian experience in multi-racial Brazil, where the majority of the population is of African descent. This course will focus on how Afro-Brazilian culture, politics, music, samba, capoeira (martial arts), carnival and religion have impacted and often defined Brazilian society and culture. The course also focuses on Brazilian racial identity, social movements and racism. Brazil is constantly situated within the African Diaspora.


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