AAAS 301. Haiti: Culture and Identity. 3 Hours NW/SC / H/W.
This course examines Haiti's identity and culture through historical, social, political, economic, linguistic and religious lenses. Through the study of texts, films and articles, it analyzes Haiti's place and influence in history as the first Black Republic and the second independent nation in the Western hemisphere. It also highlights Haiti's connections to the United States as well as other Latin American countries. No knowledge of Haitian or French required. Students may not receive credit for both HAIT 200 and AAAS 301. LEC.
The Department of African & African-American Studies (AAAS) will provide you with a unique center for studying the relationships among and between all people of African descent. In order to fulfill the mission of the AAAS department, you will investigate the connections between US and global histories, culture, and social and economic systems. Black Studies, or Africana Studies more broadly, is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to studying the experiences of African people, and African-descended people across the Diaspora. It grew most directly out of campus demands made by black students, and their allies and supporters, during the mass protest movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's.
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