HIST 425 (M1) - Foreign Cultures

Foreign Culture/The Caribbean

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 15036
Introduces the culture of a particular nation or region; preparation for experiencing a foreign culture. Consult department for listing of topics. Course meets the History major requirement for Group II or III, depending on the topic.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): HIST 425H, HIST 425W
Only listed campus in section: Manchester
Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)
Instructors: Sonic Woytonik

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 T 6:10pm - 9:00pm PANDRA P302
Additional Course Details: 

This course is an introduction to the histories and cultures of the region called the Caribbean. The class will emphasize how larger events and processes like colonialism, slavery, revolution, globalization, international politics and warfare, and natural disasters and humanitarian crises have impacted the development of Caribbean countries and territories from the 16th century to the present. We will also explore the cultural response from the peoples of the Caribbean, and evaluate the extent to which a singular “Caribbean culture” exists. 

Other topics will include the diversity of language, physical environment, religion, and traditions across the islands; local and popular music, food, literature, dance and art; the Caribbean diaspora and movement of peoples within and outside the region; the unique political and economic challenges of the islands and adjacent countries; and the relationship between the Caribbean and the United States. Meets World Cultures Discovery requirement, and students of all levels and majors are welcome.