|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2016||03/02/2016 **||Rolling Admission||06/27/2016||07/17/2016|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Language Requirement:||None||GPA:||good academic standing|
|Professor(s):||Dr. Evelyn Cruz, Dr. Rafik Mohamed||Internships:||No|
|Disciplines offered:||Arts and Sciences - non science, Core, Sociology||Accomodations:||Hotel, Villas|
|Program Advisor:||Derek Brendel - firstname.lastname@example.org||Tuition Remission Eligible Program:||Yes|
SOCI 425D/W: 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.
Additional Information: Fulfills D and W Core Requirements.
- SOCI 101 is recommended as a prerequisite
Counts toward Sociology or IR major requirements
This course, which uses a non-traditional approach to creating theatre, is offered as a community based service-learning experience. Students will explore how issues of race, privilege, gender and sexual orientation inform our own prejudices and issues of privilege within a global context. In preparation for creating art that is socially conscious and culturally sensitive, students in this class will attend lectures and field trips on the Black Atlantic. Students in this course will be guided in creating theatre that serves specific communities and their concerns. Students will be involved in the writing, work-shopping, directing, acting and designing of theatre narratives inspired from both the personal and the community. Students in this class will participate in a final performance of theatre in the community.
Additional Information: Fulfills D and C Core Requirements.
- Counts towards Theatre Arts and Performance major requirements
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 $6,550. 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