Andressa Macena Maia, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
Students of Port 276 were invited to "travel" throughout Brazil and its regions to explore the country and its culture. Instructor orientated them to research about the different regions of Brazil, based on the topics we cover at the book Ponto de Encontro (2013). In this way, students were able to go deeper on their learning process. Based on the educational goals of discovery learning, they were able to develop meta-cognitive skills and were encouraged to engage more in class, building their knowledge with their previous learning experiences.
There is no poetry after the coup! Brazilian literature in the aftermath of 2016
Leila Lehnen, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
This presentation will examine how Brazilian literature interprets recent political events in Brazil. The presentation will ask how literature imagines Brazil's political horizon in the aftermath of President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment in 2016.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships: The Application Process Training Session
André Nascimento, Jennifer Arnason, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies. Students from all UNM departments and schools are encouraged to apply. This workshop will walk you through the process of the application for this competitive scholarship and the steps to get it. The session will emphasize Portuguese language study abroad both during the Summer (Brazil) or throughout the academic year. The deadline for submitting your application is February 12, 2018.