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Courses for Fall 2016

  • Elementary Portuguese

    Designed for students with little or no preparation in the language. Stresses the fundamental language skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Aspects of Portuguese and Brazilian culture are also presented. Uses a situational/natural approach that emphasizes communication in Portuguese from the very first class. A year course; only in exceptional circumstances is credit given for one semester alone.
    POBS 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Parker
  • Intensive Portuguese

    A highly intensive course for students with little or no preparation in the language. Stresses the fundamental language skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Aspects of Portuguese and Brazilian culture are also presented. Uses a situational/natural approach that emphasizes communication in Portuguese from the very first class. A two-semester sequence in one semester with ten contact hours each week. Carries double credit and covers the equivalent of two semesters. This course should be chosen, in the fall, by students beginning the study of Portuguese as sophomores who would like to participate in the Brown-in-Brazil Program as juniors. Offered every semester.
    POBS 0110 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Parker
  • Writing and Speaking Portuguese

    Designed to improve the students' ability in contemporary spoken and written Portuguese. Using such cultural items as short stories, plays, films, videos, newspaper and magazine articles, and popular music, students discuss a variety of topics with the aim of developing good communication skills. Attention also given to developing writing ability. A systematic review of Portuguese grammar is included. Prerequisite: POBS 0200, or POBS 0110, or placement. Conducted in Portuguese. Completion of POBS 0400 is the minimum requirement for participation in the Brown-in-Brazil Program. Offered every semester. WRIT
    POBS 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Parker
  • Mapping Portuguese-Speaking Cultures: Brazil

    Selected literary and cultural texts that serve as vehicles for a deeper understanding of Brazilian society. Literary materials will be taken from several genres and periods with special attention to contemporary writings. Other media such as film and music will also be included. Considerable emphasis on strengthening speaking and writing skills. Prerequisite: POBS 0400, placement or instructor's permission. Conducted in Portuguese.
    POBS 0610 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Parker
  • On the Dawn of Modernity

    We will analyze how a new mindset that would later be called modernity slowly emerged from the medieval world and how the trials and errors of the 15th and 16th century navigators helped shape that transformation. The seminar is interdisciplinary insofar as the readings will include developments in astronomy, geography, shipbuilding, mathematics, philosophy, as well as what could be called early anthropology, as stepping stones to the first scientific revolution. Conducted in English. Enrollment limited to: 20. Reserved for First Year students. FYS LILE WRIT
    POBS 0910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Almeida
  • Portuguese Stylistics: Advanced Language Study and Creative Writing

    An intensive writing course covering basic genres: letter, short essay, diary, short story, and poetry. Students write five pages per week on five different preassigned topics that range over a wide variety of subjects. Exposes students to idiomatic and stylistic writing in a multitude of areas. In class, students read and comment on each other's writings. Enrollment limited to 20. Conducted in Portuguese. WRIT
    POBS 1030 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Simas-Almeida
  • Afro-Brazilians and the Brazilian Polity (AFRI 1210)

  • Travels and Exhibitions: Writing, Collecting + Displaying the World in the 19th + 20th Centuries

    To explore a cultural and intellectual history of the Portuguese-speaking world, concentrating on the circulation of objects, images, ideas and people within Brazil, Angola, Goa and different European spaces, from Lisbon to Paris. To discuss the history of science, the relationship between knowledge and colonial contexts, the interdependence between ideological agendas and exhibitions, the affirmation of national and imperial identities through spaces of visual and material knowledge. Through a series of comparative and transnational case studies this course will promote the crossing of contemporary theoretical questions engaging with historical written and visual sources. Conducted in English.
  • Literacy, Culture, and Schooling for the Language Minority Student

    Focuses on increasing awareness of the intersection of language and literacy, the sociocultural influences on literacy development, and the application of diverse strategies that support the acquisition of second-language literacy. Combines a theoretical exploration of literacy processes and methodological implications with a clinical requirement of four hours weekly in a second-language field-teaching practicum. Conducted in English.
    POBS 1720 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
  • Politics and Culture Under The Brazilian Military Dictatorship, 1964-1985 (HIST 1967L)

  • Reading and Guided Study

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    POBS 1970 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Almeida
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S02
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Dzidzienyo
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S04
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Green
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Pacheco
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Simas-Almeida
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Sobral
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Valente
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Vieira
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1970 S12
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Research and Preparation of Honors Projects

    This independent study course is designed for students working on honors projects. Written permission of the concentration advisor (Prof. Sobral) is required. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    POBS 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Almeida
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S02
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Dzidzienyo
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S04
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Green
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Pacheco
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Simas-Almeida
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Sobral
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Valente
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Vieira
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 1990 S12
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • ESL Methodology Assessment and Evaluation

    An overview of the current principles, practices and approaches that inform assessment and evaluation for English language learners. Participants engage in class activities that duplicate selected assessment approaches and identify strategies for integrating assessment with planning and instruction appropriate to the language proficiency of students. Participants explore assessment research and theoretical background for an understanding of the complexity of evaluating student achievement. Conducted in English.
    POBS 2120A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Pacheco
  • Portuguese Overseas Encounters

    A critical analysis of some classic Portuguese travel writings from the 15th to the 20th century. The readings include Zurara, Camões, Fernão Mendes Pinto, História Trágico-Marítima, Ramalho Ortigão, Raul Brandão, as well as the contemporary Pedro Rosa Mendes. Conducted in Portuguese.
    POBS 2500B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Almeida
  • Nation and Narration

    The invention and transformation of the idea of Brazil as a nation narrative texts since the middle of the 19th century. Manuel Antônio de Almeida, José de Alencar, Adolfo Caminha, Machado de Assis, Monteiro Lobato, Mário de Andrade, Adalzira Bittencourt, Antônio Callado and João Ubaldo Ribeiro. Theoretical texts by Benedict Anderson, Homi Bhabba, Edward Said, Eric Hobsbawn, Frantz Fanon, Roberto Schwarz and others. Conducted in Portuguese.
    POBS 2500G S01
    Primary Instructor
    Valente
  • Saramago and His Contemporaries

    Focuses mainly on the "oeuvre" of José Saramago, the recently deceased Portuguese Nobel Prize winner. Four other well-known Portuguese writers (Vergílio Ferreira, Agustina Bessa-Luís, António Lobo Antunes, Lídia Jorge) are also studied as a way of contextualizing Saramago's work but, more importantly, for their own merit as outstanding novelists. Complementary readings will mostly consist of theoretical texts concerning an approach to contemporary novels based on the nexus between history and fiction on the one hand, and the construction of emotions in literature on the other. Conducted in Portuguese. Enrollment limited to 25.
    POBS 2600B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Simas-Almeida
  • The Word in the Dark: Passion, Quest and Identity in the Universe of Clarice Lispector

    This seminar will examine the major novels, short story collections, and crônicas by the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector and analyze the development of her literary voice and her unique use of language. Reading her work through and beyond the existential, feminist and poststructuralist views manifested in the best critical and theoretical analyses of her work, this seminar will focus especially upon her passionate struggle with language as well as her genre-breaking narratives, alongside her ontological quest for narrative subjectivity. Seminar presentations and papers will explore these issues with the aim of understanding Clarice's spiritual and philosophical impulses as well as her original linguistic contribution to Brazilian and World Literatures. Conducted in Portuguese.
    POBS 2600M S01
    Primary Instructor
    Vieira
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    POBS 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Reading and Guided Study

    Reading in Portuguese language, literature, civilization, and bilingual studies. Conducted via Portuguese readings and discussions. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    POBS 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Almeida
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Laorenza
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Dzidzienyo
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S04
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Green
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Pacheco
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Simas-Almeida
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Smith
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Sobral
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Valente
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Vieira
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    POBS 2980 S12
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    POBS 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep