CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 102 Music in the Caribbean
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the contours of Caribbean society, thought and culture through artistic expression, in general, and music, in particular. Through the use of specific case studies drawn from the Anglophone, Hispanophone, Francophone and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, we will interrogate salient themes in the academic literature of the region, such as agency, empowerment, self-affirmation, hegemony, resistance, creolization, and identity. We will seek to unravel how attention to musical production helps us to define the region and to understand the lives of the people who call it home. Through readings, films and musical examples, we will look at how individuals and groups in the Caribbean have used artistic expression to write their own histories, preserve their spirituality, assert their unique identities, form alliances across groups (or polarize communities), resist oppressive regimes, build nations, and celebrate life.

Students will be required to regularly attend classes, participate in class discussions, prepare written responses to the readings, make one presentation to the class relating to the topic of the day, and write a 10-page final paper. Bring your enthusiasm, love for music and join us!

CAAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
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101 (SEM)
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TuTh 12:00PM - 3:00PM
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102 (SEM)
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TuTh 11:00AM - 2:00PM
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