About CAS 1701 WW1

Interdisciplinary exploration of topics in the arts. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years.


Winter break travel course; Travel dates 1/3/24-1/15/24 Course dates 12/26/23-1/12/24; Location: Brazil; Instructor permission; Program fee $2,526 minus $450 deposit Out of Pocket Expenses (approx. $130) are additional; Airfare is additional; Tuition is additional; Open to degree and PACE students

Section Description

In this study abroad program, students will have the opportunity to learn about the Afro-Brazilian culture and its impact on the history of Brazil. The program will be a ten-day learning immersion in the state capital of Bahia, Salvador. Bahia is a region critical to the formation of Black History, with most of its population being descendants of Africans. This ethnic group has shaped the region's rich culture since the discovery of Brazil by Portuguese settlers up to contemporary times.

Section Expectation

The core curriculum of the program will engage students in critical thinking through cultural activities, practical workshops, and lectures. The program includes visits to historic landmarks, museums, and performing arts events. The workshops will cover Afro-Bahian dance, capoeira, percussion, and graffiti. The lectures will cover topics such as religion, African diaspora, cultural manifestations (including Steve Biko), race, and politics in Brazil.


Students are graded on the following: Participation 30% Pre-trip Reading and Writing Assignments 15% Cultural Journal 25% Post-trip Research Paper 30%

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