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Imagining the Environment the Lusophone World

POBS 0630 S01 [CRN: 25811]

In this course we will learn about how cultural production from Brazil, Lusophone Africa and Portugal imagines the environment and the human impact on the natural world. How does culture frame environmental issues such as deforestation, species and habitat loss, genetically modified crops? What is the relationship between environmental depredation, social inequality, and racial discrimination? What is the place that cultural expression plays in intervening in environmental crisis – either imaginatively or in other ways? We will broach these questions by reading a broad range of texts, watching documentaries, and looking at art works that touch upon environmental issues. Conducted in Portuguese. Prerequistes: POBS 105 or POBS 0110 and POBS 0400 (or instructor’s permission)
Term
Spring 2022
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
999
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Meetings
13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Jan 26, 2022 to May 20, 2022
Exam Group Code
08