2020-2021 Student Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HUM 210 - Caribbean Literature & Studies

3 Cr.
Contact Hours Per Week: 3 Lec.

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the diverse non-Western cultures of the Caribbean by focusing on the representation of Caribbean places and peoples in essays, short stories, poems, films, music and cuisine. Students will learn how writers are rethinking the history of islands and archipelagoes, their relatedness to one another and their centrality to modern world history. Using literary works as a “voyage out” to questions of race, gender, nationality and political history, students will study the ways in which modern Caribbean authors write back to several key (Western) colonial-imperialist texts which have subordinated, marginalized or rendered invisible non-Western Caribbean histories, cultures and identities. Writers and artists descended from non-Western cultures, including India, Africa and Native America, will be the central focus of the course. Through careful reading and analysis, students will widen the boundaries of their own imaginations.
Pre-Requisites: ENG 102
General Education: Meets SUNY requirement for Other World Civilizations (OW)

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