Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Ryan Morrison


MA., Villanova University

Doctoral Student
Ryan Morrison

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Interests: African Diaspora in the Americas; Race and Identity in Argentina, Uruguay and Southern Brazil; Counter-narrative and Oral History; Cultural History

Courses


PRC 320E • The Brazilian Frontier-Wb

43819 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM
Internet
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Focuses on significant issues in Brazilian society and culture.

Topic 1: Samba to Hip Hop: Brazilian Popular Music. Examines the role of popular music in relationships of power with subordination and the impact of music as a form of cultural expression.

Topic 2: Global Brazil: Immigration and Diaspora in Brazilian Culture. Examination of twentieth-century literature, films, and other cultural artifacts that capture the multicultural reality of Brazilian society and challenge the image of Brazil as a unified, harmonious, racially-mixed nation. Subjects include contemporary textual and visual representations of the Brazilian diaspora in the United States and Europe.

Topic 3: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds. Study of the myths and realities in the Afro-Luso-Brazilian worlds and the connections and contrasts between them.

 

POR 327C • Adv Grammar/Writing In Context

44224 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM SZB 278
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Study and practice of Portuguese grammar, including reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Portuguese language, literature, and culture.

POR 611D • Second-Year Portuguese

44740 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.216
GC

Focuses on the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills while building vocabulary. Reviews rules and terminology of Portuguese grammar. Introduces complex grammar structures and Portuguese speaking cultures, with a focus on Brazil, in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of socio-cultural situations.

SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

45400 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.104

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

POR 610S • Portuguese For Spanish Spkr I

45494 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.210

Designed to provide qualified Spanish-speaking students a rapid introduction to Portuguese language. Development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills; building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of grammar; and gaining a better understanding of Portuguese-speaking cultures, with a focus on Brazil, in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of socio-cultural situations.

SPN 601D • First-Year Spanish I

46210 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 4:00PM-6:00PM BEN 1.104

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

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