AP/POR2600 6.0 Introduction to Portuguese Culture
This course presents an overview of Portuguese culture and civilization from the Portuguese era of pre-Roman times to Portugal as a European Union member.
AP/POR 3500 3.0 Discovery and Conquest: The Age of Camões
This course examines the sixteenth century and the Age of the Portuguese Renaissance through its literature. Special focus on Os Lusíadas (The Lusíads) by Camões, the plays of Gil Vicente, among other major writers. In addition, the course will deal with travel literature, literatura de cordel, manuals of behaviour and other sixteenth century literary genres.
AP/POR 3650 3.0 Aspects of Modern Brazil
This course presents a picture of modern Brazil through literature and film. Special attention will be given to the themes of identity, social class, race and gender discussed through the lenses of major contemporary Modernism authors as well as Brazilian Cinema.
AP/POR 3600 6.0 Aspects of Contemporary Portugal: Culture and Cinema
Through various literary works and films, this course explores the ideological, economic and social changes that occurred in Portugal following the April 1974 Carnation Revolution.
AP/POR 3640 3.0 Azorean Culture and Literature
This course presents the unique literary production in the Portuguese Atlantic islands of the Azores within its cultural context. The themes of identity, isolation and migration give students an understanding of this archipelago's distinct identity.
AP/POR 3800 / AP/HUMA 3617 3.0 Heroes, Marvels, Monsters and Beauties in Portuguese Literature
Introduces students to the literary representations of heroes, marvels, monsters and beauties in Portuguese literature. Analyses the nature and extent of these themes in different epochs and in relation to the country's historical, cultural, and ideological realities.
AP/POR4620 3.0 From Camões to Pessoa
Through the 16th-century literature of Luis de Camões and the 20th-century literature of Fernando Pessoa, this course explores two high points in Portuguese literary development as well as the development of Portugal as a nation.
AP/POR4630 3.0 The Works of Jorge Amado
This course explores the literary works of Jorge Amado, one of Brazil's leading 20th-century authors. Several films and television series based on his works are also considered in comparison to his written works.