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AFAS 150B1 – Contemporary Afro Brazil
Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
Gen Ed: Tier 1 Individuals & Societies/150
Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
This course challenges historical and contemporary popular culture perceptions of Brazil as a tourist haven and paradise replete with festivities and beautiful beaches while also reinforcing an interdisciplinary and multiple perspective approach to the study of Afro-Brazilian people¿s history, cultures, arts, music, dance, cinema, cuisines, and sports, and the protracted systemic discrimination and exclusion from political and economic rights, as well as the racial and educational inequalities and disparities that Brazilians of African descent have experienced over the years.