Middlebury

PGSE 0370

History of Brazilian Soccer

A Cultural History of Brazilian Soccer
Brazilians usually joke that volleyball is the country’s #1 sport, because soccer in Brazil does not count as a sport, it is a religion. In this course students will learn about the history of Brazilian soccer and how it became a “religion”. This history begins in 1895 when Charles Miller, coming from England, organized in São Paulo the first soccer game ever played in Brazil. Since then, the sport has deeply permeated Brazilian culture and arts (literature, music, cinema). Topics to be examined in this historical context are race, social class, gender, politics, and national identity. Materials to be discussed include fictional and non-fictional texts, songs, videos, and movies. Depending on the number of students enrolled, the course will be scheduled to have one soccer practice and one game (against another team) during the semester. Students may opt out of the practice and/or the game if they want. (PGSE 0215, or by approval) 3hrs. lect
Subject:
Portuguese
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL AMR LIT LNG

Sections

Spring 2020

PGSE0370A-S20 Lecture (Higa)

Spring 2018

PGSE0370A-S18 Lecture (Higa)