Spring 1: April 1- May 20 (with optional 1 week Spring Vacation)
The objective of this course is to broaden students' knowledge of Brazilian Culture and Brazilian Portuguese through the study of significant lyrics and music styles, like Samba, Bossa Nova, Pagode, Sertanejo, Forró, Axé, MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) and Funk. Along with analyzing song lyrics, participants will read about music styles and their influences, watch concerts and documentaries, and discuss relevant cultural, social, political and regional topics present in the lyrics. Participants will also learn about some of the most famous Brazilian singers and composers including Tom Jobim, Vincius de Moraes, Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania, Maria Rita, Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina, Seu Jorge, Cassia Eller, Eliane Printes, Simone and Anita, among others. Another important objective of the course is to improve participants´ comprehensive, interpersonal communication and presentational writing skills in order to increase their vocabulary and understanding of Portuguese grammar. Participants will also plan and prepare class activities to be integrated into the participant's own curriculum, covering several important topics related to the study of Portuguese and Brazilian culture. The students will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss aspects about the course material during a weekly group conversation with the instructor. Course conducted in Portuguese by Dr. Javier Escudero and Ms. Jamilly Multary Correia.
Students who matriculate into an Instructor-Facilitated course should adhere to the dates listed on the website. Final coursework should be submitted within one week after the course end date. Course extensions beyond one week are subject to a $50 fee.
- 60 Professional Development Points: $540
- University of the Pacific: 3 Non-degre Graduate-level Credits: PEDD 9160 $875
- Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): 3 Transferable Graduate Credits: PDLL 524ID $955
- EDU 6130 Ashland University: (register and pay the university directly) $1050