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Brazil Related Courses

PORT 106 – ACCEL FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE
Long Title: ACCELERATED FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Alternate first-year Portuguese for students who have a good command of Spanish. This is an intensive course covering the equivalents of PORT 141 and 142. Students will be prepared for PORT 206 upon completion of the course. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for PORT 106 and PORT 141/PORT 142.

PORT 141 – FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE I
Long Title: FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE I
Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Development of interactional competence in Portuguese (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Portuguese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for PORT 141 and PORT 106.

PORT 142 – FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE II
Long Title: FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE II
Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): PORT 141
Description: Continuation of PORT 141. Development of interactional competence in Portuguese (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Portuguese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for PORT 142 and PORT 106/PORT 262.

PORT 206 – ACCEL SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE
Long Title: ACCELERATED SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): PORT 106
Description: Alternate second year Portuguese for students who have a very good command of Spanish. This intensive course covers the equivalent of PORT 263 and PORT 264. It will focus on the development of interactional competence in Portuguese to communicate satisfactorily with Portuguese speakers.
Course URL: http://clicportuguese.blogs.rice.edu

PORT 263 – SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE I
Long Title: SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE I
Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): PORT 142
Description: Continuation of PORT 142. Development of interactional competence in Portuguese (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Portuguese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for PORT 263 and PORT 201.
Course URL: http://clicportuguese.blogs.rice.edu

PORT 264 – SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE II
Long Title: SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE II
Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): PORT 263
Description: Continuation of PORT 263. Development of interactional competence in Portuguese (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Portuguese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for PORT 264 and PORT 202.

PORT 301 – THIRD YEAR PORTUGUESE I
Long Title: THIRD YEAR PORTUGUESE I
Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): PORT 206 OR PORT 264
Description: Continuation of PORT 206 or 264. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.

 ANTH 334 – CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN BRAZIL
Long Title: THE CULTURE OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY BRAZIL
Department: Anthropology
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This course introduces students to popular cultural manifestations in the form of festivals and artistic movements in the Nordeste of Brazil. The objective is to show how the cultural can be deeply political, with cultural manifestations speaking to everyday forms of representation, new identity formations, and struggles for social justice. Cross-list: HIST 333.

ARCH 315 – BRAZIL BUILT
Long Title: BRAZIL BUILT: THE CLINIC, THE TROPICAL, AND THE AESTHETIC
Department: Architecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate
Description: From Brazil Builds, MOMA’s 1943 celebrated exhibition to Brasilia, the supermodern capital created ex-nihilo in the middle of nowhere, to today’s worldwide attention on Brail, this seminar examines the built environment – natural and architectural – as the main transmitter of modernism in Brazil. This is a seminar on Brazilian modernism and its discontents. Cross-list: HART 310, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ARCH 515. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ARCH 315 and ARCH 515.

ARCH 515 – BRAZIL BUILT
Long Title: BRAZIL BUILT: THE CLINIC, THE TROPICAL AND THE AESTHETIC
Department: Architecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate
Description: From Brazil Builds, MOMA’s 1943 celebrated exhibition to Brasilia, the supermodern capital created ex-nihilo in the middle of nowhere, to today’s worldwide attention on Brail, this seminar examines the built environment – natural and architectural – as the main transmitter of modernism in Brazil. This is a seminar on Brazilian modernism and its discontents. Cross-list: HART 526, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ARCH 315. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ARCH 515 and ARCH 315.

EBIO 320 – BRAZILIAN WETLANDS LAB
Long Title: ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF BRAZILIAN WETLANDS LABORATORY
Department: Biosciences
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This course consists of a 2-week trip to Brazil to examine first-hand the ecology of the largest wetland ecosystem on earth – the Pantanal. Days will be spent in the field making observations and collecting data; lectures in the evenings will cover topics including freshwater ecology, seasonal flooding dynamics, community ecology of wetland species, symbiosis, geology, environmental management, ecotourism, and conservation biology. Recommended Prerequisite(s): EBIO 213

FWIS 143 – BRAZIL MODERN
Long Title: BRAZIL MODERN: ART AND ARCHITECTURE BETWEEN THE NATION AND THE METROPOLE
Department: First-Year Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This FWIS course introduces students to the artistic and architectural theories and practices of modernism in Brazil. This interdisciplinary course offers an exploration of the complex political, social and cultural histories that shaped the built environment of modern Brazil. This is a seminar on Brazilian modernism and its discontents.
Course URL: http://pwc.rice.edu/

HART 310 – BRAZIL BUILT
Long Title: BRAZIL BUILT: THE CLINIC, THE TROPICAL, AND THE AESTHETIC
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: From Brazil Builds, MOMA’s 1943 celebrated exhibition to Brasilia, the supermodern capital created ex-nihilo in the middle of nowhere, to today’s worldwide attention on Brail, this seminar examines the built environment – natural and architectural – as the main transmitter of modernism in Brazil. This is a seminar on Brazilian modernism and its discontents. Cross-list: ARCH 315, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 526. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 310 and HART 526.

HART 526 – BRAZIL BUILT
Long Title: BRAZIL BUILT: THE CLINIC, THE TROPICAL AND THE AESTHETIC
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: From Brazil Builds, MOMA’s 1943 celebrated exhibition to Brasilia, the supermodern capital
created ex-nihilo in the middle of nowhere, to today’s worldwide attention on Brail, this seminar examines the built environment – natural and architectural – as the main transmitter of modernism in Brazil. This is a seminar on Brazilian modernism and its discontents. Cross-list: ARCH 515, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 310. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 526 and HART 310.

HIST 251 – BRAZIL: CONTINUITY & CHANGE
Long Title: CONTINUITIES AND CHANGES IN BRAZILIAN HISTORY
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: An exploration of themes essential to understanding modern Brazil, such as the origins of a multi-racial society, the transition from monoculture to industry, authoritarian and democratic trends, the emergence of a uniquely Brazilian culture, and the conflicts – environmental, political, and economic – over the development of the Amazon. Cross-list: LASR 251.

HIST 333 – CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN BRAZIL
Long Title: THE CULTURE OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY BRAZIL
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This course introduces students to popular cultural manifestations in the form of festivals and artistic movements in the Nordeste of Brazil. The objective is to show how the cultural can be deeply political, with cultural manifestations speaking to everyday forms of representation, new identity formations, and struggles for social justice. Cross-list: ANTH 334.

HIST 506 – COLONIAL TO REPUBLICAN BRAZIL
Long Title: COLONIAL TO REPUBLICAN BRAZIL
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: This course traces the history of Brazil from colony to republic. Topics to be covered include: encounters, Jesuit missions, Indian and African slavery, plantation society, the court in Rio de Janeiro, and change and continuities in the 19th century.

LASR 251 – BRAZIL: CONTINUITY & CHANGE
Long Title: CONTINUITIES AND CHANGES IN BRAZILIAN HISTORY
Department: Span Port & Latin Amer Studies
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: An exploration of themes essential to understanding modern Brazil, such as the origins of a multi-racial society, the transition from monoculture to industry, authoritarian and democratic trends, the emergence of a uniquely Brazilian culture, and the conflicts – environmental, political, and economic – over the development of the Amazon. Cross-list: HIST 251.

SPPO 350 – BRAZILIAN LITERATURE & CULTURE
Long Title: BRAZILIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Department: Span Port & Latin Amer Studies
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Course focuses on critical readings of key texts of the 20th century. Materials drawn from Brazilian literature in translation as well as other cultural productions such as film and art. Some of the topics will include questions of national identity, social-racial relations, gender representations, and urban life. Taught in English. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SPPO 350 and SPAN 346.

SPPO 377 – BRAZIL: MUSIC&SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Long Title: BRAZILIAN MUSIC AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Department: Span Port & Latin Amer Studies
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Course will consider the social dimensions of various musical genres such as Bossa Nova, Tropicalia, and Hip-Hop. Through an interdisciplinary approach, will discuss music as a contextualized social activity and examine Brazilian social movements through the lens of music. Taught in English. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SPPO 377 and SPAN 374.