2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

FREN 164 - Haiti and the French Antilles


This course examines the societies, cultures and literatures of Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guyana. It begins by tracing the history of the area, including the consequences of the Haitian Revolution in the Caribbean. The course then goes on to explore the cultures of the region, notably the cultural links with both ancestral Africa and France, the status of the Creole language, Haitian vodun, Haitian visual arts, and French Antillean carnival practices. Other topics discussed include gender relations, emigration and diaspora, Haiti’s political trajectory since independence, and the political status of the French Caribbean territories.

 

 

Prerequisites: FREN 131  or above, or permission.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically

Placement Guidelines
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