|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Language Requirement:||None||GPA:||good academic standing|
|Professor(s):||Dr. Rafik Mohamed||Internships:||No|
|Disciplines offered:||Arts and Sciences - sciences, Sociology||Accomodations:||Hotel, Villas|
|Program Advisor:||Derek Brendel - firstname.lastname@example.org||Tuition Remission Eligible Program:||Yes|
Extended Application Deadline: March 19, 2014
SOCI 425W: The Black Atlantic (3 Units)
Instructed by: Dr. Rafik Mohamed
With a particular emphasis on Jamaica, this course provides an overview of Caribbean society and culture from the beginning of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present. Specific attention will be given to the themes of colonization, slavery, culture, and resistance. Students are asked to consider the role European colonization played in shaping Caribbean societies and culture for the bad and the good, and the role of the world's most powerful nations in detracting from the self-determination and global competency of less-developed former colonies. This course seeks to engender cultural competence in students and have them use Caribbean cultures as a lens through which they critically evaluate their racial, ethnic, gendered, national, and socioeconomic selves.
SOCI 101 is recommended as a prerequisite
Fulfills "D" and "W" Core Requirements
Counts toward IR major requirements
Can be cross-listed as an Ethnic Studies or International Relations class
This course is a non-traditional experiential approach to the study of theatre. The course offers students an embodied experience of the local diverse community by building partnerships and participating in gathering and performance of narratives. In this course students will learn how to: create pieces of theatre that are and for specific communities and their concern, use theatre improvisation exercises to solicit narratives, write dramatically in playwriting format, create theatre by writing, work-shopping, refining, performing, directing, and/or designing, and use of theatre for consciousness raising and partnership building.
Fulfills the "D" Core requirement
Fulfills Fine Arts Core requirement
Community Service Learning Designated course
Additionally, Students visit sites of cultural, literary, and historical significance including tours of Falmouth, visits to former plantation "great houses" and a trip to an extremely rare bioluminescence bay.
For one 3-Unit course the cost is $4,800 and for both courses (6-Units) the cost is $6,750. For a detailed description of program costs, please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.
Students will stay in groups at Silver Sands villas for the majority of the program's duration and hotels while on excursions.
Watch the Jamaica Summer Program Video