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S/T: The History Of Modern Brazil: Activism,Innovation, And Resilience (HIS-292)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0136-292-001
Instructor: Micah Oelze
Days: Monday Wednesday 2:25 pm - 3:40 pm
Location: Garden City - Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise 108
Credits: 3
Status: Tutorial

"students May Attend Class In-Person Or Via Livestream (hf)"

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Provides in-depth coverage of Brazilian politics and society, from the 1808 arrival of the Bragança court to the current administration. Central themes include Liberalism, patriarchy, political patronage, abolition, racism, nationalism, democracy, and environment. The course particularly highlights historic interventions by individuals and institutions working to expand democracy and strengthen citizenship.

Learning Goals:   Schema of Brazilian History: • Write reading response essays that compare and evaluate different perspectives on key issues in Brazilian history.• Orally present on historical readings in ways that demonstrated improved reading skills and a heightened awareness of what an author is attempting to achieve in each section of a text. • Complete a midterm and final exam demonstrating an understanding of such theoretical and sociopolitical concepts as #patronage #spatializedhierarchies, #hackingdemocracy #insurgentcitizenship.Ways of Knowing:• Recognize the consequence of Imperial and Republican institutions on social practices and everyday language.• Point to Brazilian philosophers and poets who have stressed the centrality of the arts in shaping society. • Create works of art informed by methods and concepts autochthonous to the region and now spread throughout the world (such as Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressed). Critical Reading of Artistic Forms:• Give a work of art an original reading, strengthened with understanding of such concepts as composition, symbolism, color, and narrative. • Distinguish ways in which artistic projects have been coopted, commodified, or re-situated in ways that change early narratives.• Write an essay that provides a creative "misreading" of a work of art, meaning that, having explained the work's basic message, a student can read it again with an eye for, say, what it tells us about hierarchy embedded in historical spaces.

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