Course Syllabus

Brief Description Of Contents

1. Brazilian History
From the age of European invasion and colonization until these days

2. Race in Brazil
An introduction to racial dynamics in Brazil

3. Brazilian Society
Ultra-complex Brazilian society and its main components

4. Brazilian Politics
Policy and policies in the largest Latin American national community

5. Brazilian Culture
The cultural richness of Brazilian multi-ethnic and multiracial people

6. Brazilian Law
Key elements of the Brazilian Law and legal system

7. Brazilian Foreign Affairs
How an emerging power connects itself with the outside world

8. Brazilian Geology
A huge and most diverse territory, with all that it entails

9. Brazilian Economy
The engines of Brazil’s gigantic economy

10. Movie Club
The unknown strength of the Brazilian cinema
Movie session, commentary and discussion

11. Portuguese as an Additional Language
A taste of Brazil through the language