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113 Introduction to Caribbean Studies

Introduction to Caribbean Studies (21:014:113:H5:03365)
Class Dates: 7/8 - 8/14
Instructor: Miller
Location: Blackboard
Format: Online
Credits: 3
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Caribbean–crossroads of the world–is more than a tropical region filled with palm trees, exotic people, and resorts. In this discussion-based interactive course, we will explore the history of the Caribbean, its geography, literary and cultural productions (music/film//food/religion), and its intellectual traditions. Together, we will reflect on major issues including colonialism; economic intra– and interdependence; culture and language; regional, national, and ethnic identity; and independence and sovereignty. We will also connect the events of the past to current events to help explain the political, social, and economic status of the countries of the Caribbean and their relationship to and with the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Emphasis will be given to understanding contributions of Caribbean studies to the exploration of contemporary issues in our interconnected world.

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