The semester begins with a brief introduction to the course, followed by six topic modules focused on different, yet overlapping, aspects of life in Brazil. The topic modules sandwich our spring break, during which time students are required to read a short novel.
A class-by-class roadmap for the course is listed in the course syllabus, available here.
Topic 1 – History of Brazil (in two weeks)
Topic 2 – What is “Brazil” and Who Are the “Brazilians?”
Topic 3 – Ideas of Color, Race, and Racism in Brazil
–Spring Break and Literary Interlude–
Topic 4 – “Brazil is Like, Really Dangerous, Right?”
Topic 5 – “Brazil is Like, Exotic, Right?”
Topic 6 – Amazonia and Amerindian Anthropology
The calendar below will update automatically as class participants publish and respond to posts.