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Brazilian Culture and Identity Through Media (CLAC.50)
CGST 235
Fall 2024
Section: 01  

If asked about Brazil, chances are one may answer by invoking stereotypes that once conveyed Brazil's global image: samba and futebol (soccer). While music, carnaval, and soccer are central elements of the national identity, these aspects of Brazilian culture fail to do justice to the complexity of a country of ever-increasing global impact, with a top-ten economy, a massive, continental territory. and some 200 million inhabitants who constitute what may be the most diverse population on the planet.

In this course we will critically examine how the media has helped shape Brazilian identity and how the country is perceived from outside. We will cover topics such as social relations, race, poverty, gender, violence and human rights. Readings will draw upon theories and concepts in media studies and cultural studies. Class discussion will consider cultural texts, television shows, films, music, poetry, fashion, and social media posts. This course will be taught in English and Portuguese (introductory or intermediate level is sufficient).
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS CGST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on JUL-18-2024
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