HIST 2384 – History of Brazil

This course provides an overview of the history and culture of Brazil, covering the period between first European contact in 1500 and the present. Eliciting special attention is the country's long experience with African slavery and its legacies, including the myth of Brazil's racial democracy. The course draws attention to the deep ties that bind Brazilians and other peoples, and considers the history and character of Brazil's cultural touchstones, such as carnival, samba, and soccer. Prerequisite: HIST 1024, 1054, 1064, or permission of instructor and FYS 1104. (Non-Western field) III A or IV; V