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Portuguese & Luso Brazilian Courses

Browse through the database below to explore courses that will fulfill certain degree requirements in the Portuguese & Luso Brazilian Studies program.

When registering for classes on the Course Timetable website, be sure to carefully read through the "Notes/Additional Fees" section of each course you select. This section contains important details on delivery methods for each course during the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 term. Remember that REMT & ONLN are completely online courses and LECT, TUT, BLEN, SEMR and LGLC could have in-person components.

If you have any questions, please contact us at lapsdlll@yorku.ca.

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AP/POR 1000 6.00

Elementary Portuguese

This course is designed for absolute beginners, with no formal training in Portuguese. The course introduces the Portuguese language within its cultural contexts worldwide, including ...

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FA/MUSI 1094 3.00

Escola de Samba

Provides practical instruction in established and newly-composed repertoires drawn from the confluence of Afro-Latin folk/popular music and jazz. The course will provide fundamental instruction in ...

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FA/MUSI 1510 6.00

The Musical Experience

Introduces a variety of music traditions from world cultures and Western art music to explore questions such as 'What am I listening to? Where is ...

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AP/POR 2000 6.00

Intermediate Portuguese

This course is intended for students who have some oral and written knowledge of Portuguese - as determined by the placement test or successful completion ...

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FA/MUSI 2094 3.00

Escola de Samba

This course focuses on the performance of Latin jazz repertoire. An in-depth examination of various types of rhythmic organization in indigenous Afrolatin genres will also ...

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AP/POR 2600 6.00

Luso-Brazilian Cultures and Cinemas

This course presents a thematic overview of Luso-Brazilian Cultures and Cinema productions ranging from early civilization, nation building and colonialism to modern cultural diversity and ...

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AP/HIST 2720 6.00

Latin American History from the Conquest to the Cold War

This course examines the history of Latin America from the Spanish and Portuguese conquests to the present.Course credit exclusions: AP/HIST 2720 6.00 (prior to Fall ...

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AP/POR 3000 6.00

Advanced Portuguese

Offers students a more in-depth development of communicative skills, namely, the ability to listen and to communicate in various contexts, to read according to different ...

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FA/MUSI 3094 3.00

Escola de Samba

This course focuses on the performance of Latin jazz repertoire. An in-depth examination of various types of rhythmic organization in indigenous Afrolatin genres will also ...

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FA/MUSI 3300 6.00

Music of World Cultures

Offers an introduction to some of the music cultures of the world. Issues related to context, music, identity and performance will be considered within the ...

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AP/POLS 3553 6.00

Political Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean

This course examines the history and political economy of the Americas using case studies from Latin America and the Caribbean to highlight the forces that ...

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AP/POLS 3555 3.00

Dictatorship and Democratization in South America

Examines post-Second World War experiences of dictatorship and democratization in South America. Regional trends and specific countries (such as Brazil, Chile and Peru) are considered ...

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AP/POR 3600 6.00

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. ...

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AP/POR 3640 3.00

The Culture and Literature of the Azores

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 ...

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AP/POR 3650 3.00

Cannibal Brazil: Cultural Encounters in Literature and Film

This course presents cannibalism as a fundamental category in the understanding of Brazilian culture and identity. The theme is explored from colonial times to present, ...

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AP/POR 3660 3.00

Readings in Mozambican Literature: Retelling History through Fiction

This course focuses on the significance of the Mozambican short-story in defining a national literary tradition. It is based on historically and socially contextualized readings ...

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GL/HIST 3675 3.00

Brazil in the Atlantic World: the 16th to the 19th Centuries

The history of Brazil interweaves stories of cannibalism, slavery, commodity booms, and the creation of an Atlantic World. Beginningwith European-Indigenous encounters, we explore the Portuguese ...

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AP/HIST 3700 6.00

Atlantic Encounters: Brazil, the Caribbean and Western Africa before 1900

Relations between Brazil, the Caribbean and Western Africa are studied from circa 1500 to the late 19th century, with an emphasis on the nature of ...

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AP/HIST 3785 3.00

Africa and Europe in the Age of Colonialism

This course addresses the development of colonial empires across Africa and explores the interconnected histories of Africa and Europe from the French invasion of Algeria ...

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AP/POR 3800 3.00

Heroes, Marvels, Monsters & 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 ...

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AP/POR 4010 3.00

Language in Context: Portuguese in the GTA

This advanced Experiential Education language course engages students in a learning process blending theory and coursework with practical, hands-on, real-life experience. Students refine their language ...

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FA/MUSI 4094 3.00

Escola de Samba

This course focuses on the performance of Latin jazz repertoire. An in-depth examination of various types of rhythmic organization in indigenous Afrolatin genres will also ...

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AP/POLS 4555 3.00

Latin American Development

An examination of the processes and issues connected with development in Latin America including the impact of political economy on culture and on women.

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AP/POLS 4575 3.00

The Politics of Southern Africa

Examines South Africa's racial capitalist system and resistance to it, focusing on the present transition to a more equitable political and economic system. The course ...

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AP/POR 4620 3.00

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 ...

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AP/POR 4630 3.00

Mapping Brazilian Identity

This course explores the literary works of Brazilian Northeast novelists with emphasis on Jorge Amado, Brazil's best selling author.  Other writers include Graciliano Ramos and ...

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