CAAS 444 - Introduction to Caribbean Societies and Cultures, I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Other Course Info:
(Afro-Caribbean Studies). F.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course provides an introduction to the peoples and cultures of the Caribbean. Topics covered include:

  • the historical origins of the social structure and social organization of contemporary Caribbean states;
  • family and kinship;
  • religion, race, class, ethnicity, and national identity;
  • Caribbean immigration; politics and policies of socioeconomic change.

The course is open to both anthropology concentrators and non-concentrators.

Films and videos on the Caribbean will be shown when available.

Requirements: four 5-6 page or three 6-7 page typewritten papers, which ask students to review/synthesize reading and lecture materials; participation in class discussions; regular class attendance.

CAAS 444 - Introduction to Caribbean Societies and Cultures, I
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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