AADS 3357 Haiti and Globalization (Fall: 3 )
The first independent Black Republic, Haiti occupies a prominent place in the African diaspora. This course introduces Haitian Studies through art, literature, history, and politics. We will utilize an interdisciplinary approach drawing from historical documents, poetry, novels, and film to obtain a critical perspective on the Haitian past, present and future. We will examine discourses surrounding Haiti and observe how artists and scholars have responded to them. We will provide a critical context for understanding perspectives on religion (vodou, Catholicisim, evangelical Protestantism), politics (USA occupations, Duvlaier dictatorship, Aristide presidencies), society (classism, poverty), and environment (floods of 2008, earthquake of 2010).
Instructor(s): Régine Michelle Jean-Charles
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13