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Problems in Brazilian History
HIST 238
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 305, AFAM 224, AMST 319

The history of North Americans studying race, class, and sexuality in Brazil has often been contentious. To some Brazilians, those categories represent a North American "intellectual trinity" and an imperial imposition. This seminar provides an opportunity to learn about Brazilian history and also enter into past and current debates. As categories of historical analysis, what can race, class, and sexuality show us and what do they hide? Is any one concept especially useful or problematic? What other concepts might we add to our tool box? In addressing these and other questions, our goal will be to gain a basic understanding of recent Brazilian history and to establish new points of reference for our own place in the world.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Students will be required to write weekly critical response papers, produce two medium-length essays, and critically interpret historical documents and arguments.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(LAST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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