Latin American and Latino Studies Summer Courses

Portuguese for Spanish Learners
Session I, May 30-June 29, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

An accelerated introductory course for students with knowledge of Spanish, this course concentrates on aspects of the Portuguese language that are most difficult for Spanish-speakers or learners, such as pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, grammatical structures that are different from Spanish and particular to Portuguese. Introduction to Brazilian media and culture.

Course Number: LALS 1003 L11, CRN: 10113
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


Portuguese for Spanish Learners II
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

An intermediate course for students with knowledge of Spanish, this course focuses on Portuguese language as it contrasts with Spanish. Development of speaking, reading, and listening skills. Special practice in areas of grammar, linguistic structure, pronunciation, and idioms that differ from Spanish. Emphasis on Brazilian media and culture. Fulfills the language requirement of the Latin American and Latino Studies major and minor.

Course Number: LALS 1503 L21, CRN: 10287
Instructor: Staff
3 credits


Latinos: Fact and Fiction
Session II, July 5-August 8, 2017
Rose Hill: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine the experiences of Latin Americans and Latinos. It employs literature and history to introduce students to the benefits of using multiple ways of acquiring knowledge. It then relies on other academic areas such as art and sociology to reinforce its interdisciplinarity. As a capstone course, it allows students to incorporate disciplines from their own academic foundation. It covers topics such as politics, social justice, race, gender, and identity. Fulfills the Interdisciplinary Capstone requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.

Course Number: LALS 4347 R21, CRN: 10323
Instructor: Acosta
4 credits