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PORT 385

Lusophone Africa in Literature: Discovery to the Present

Richard Vernon, MWF 11:15-12:05.

In this course students gain a broad understanding of the history and cultural links between Portugal and its former colonies in Africa, as well as those between the former colonies among themselves as manifest primarily through important literary and cinematographic works. The individual and shared struggles for nationhood, national identity, and individual identity will be examined. Some of these struggles include national boundaries that encircle diverse ethnic and linguistic groups, vying foreign influences, and the economics of scarcity among others.

Prerequisite: None. Course does not require knowledge of Portuguese.

Portuguese Undergraduate Advising Team

Sheena Melton
Undergraduate Student Services Specialist
Richard Vernon
Director of Portuguese Language Instruction, Portuguese Undergraduate Advisor
Kristine Taylor
Assistant Director of Portuguese Language Instruction