The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is pleased to announce a new LLCU course: LLCU 209: Rio de Janeiro: the Marvelous City. The course is offered this fall online through the Continuing and Distance Studies.
The course can be taken as elective or will count towards: Spanish and Latin American Studies ( SLAS), World Language Studies (LANG) and all Plans in Global Development.
Known internationally for its carnival, soccer, tropical beach life, musical rhythms, and tourism, the city of Rio de Janeiro has been the quintessential postcard image of Brazil for much of the twentieth century. At the same time, the city is also infamously known for its social inequalities exemplified by pockets of extreme affluence alongside massive shantytown communities (favelas), homeless youth (meninos e meninas de rua), and ongoing violent confrontations between police and drug gangs. In many ways, the city embodies the idea that Brazil is a land of contrasts. This course goes beyond the typical representations of Rio de Janeiro to provide students with an understanding of the complex social, political, economic, and cultural history that has shaped the city’s development and character.
Topics covered include:
For further information, contact:
Dr. Alexandre Da Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org