Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
SOC 307 Caribbean Societies
4 hours; 4 credits
An introduction to the sociological and anthropological literature on Caribbean societies. The main objective is to acquaint students with the most important economic, political, and social aspects of the region. Using ethnographies, the course will focus on the development of plantation society, nation-state formation, race and ethnicity, gender, political economy, and transnationalism. Class discussions will also address the issues of economic development, human rights, globalization, and U.S. foreign policies on the region. This is a reading and writing intensive course in which students are expected to conduct primary research.
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