Cultural Studies 1.5

This course sequence is intended for students with a strong background in Spanish or in another Romance language (native or near-native proficiency). It is designed to expand the PGSE 3151 & PGSE 3152 courses with a specific focus on the cultural manifestations that shape the Lusophone world nowadays, aiming at strengthening speaking, argumentative, and writing skills. The program integrates the teaching of language in a formal classroom setting within a cultural context that may include history, media, music, cinema, literature, environment studies, and the arts in general, as well as the study of the colonization process and its cultural manifestations through a historical, geographical, political, and anthropological point of view. Students are also exposed to other phenomena that contributed to the formation of contemporary civilization in Portuguese-speaking countries through intensive reading and interpersonal oral expression, developing their listening, writing, interpretative, and communicative skills through critical thinking. By the end of the course, students have developed the ability to use connected discourse in major time frames with good control of the target language, with a deeper understanding of the cultural manifestations of the Lusophone world.

Bibliography will vary each year. Material will be provided by the instructors.
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PGSE 3153

All Sections in Summer 2017 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

Summer 2017 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3153A-L17 Lecture (Febraio Parma, Costa, Prates, Santos)
PGSE3153B-L17 Lecture (Febraio Parma, Prates, Santos, Silveira)