This course will focus on the similarities in historical development of the different societies in the Caribbean region and the common institutional structures and challenges that persist, despite the diversity of language and culture, race, ethnicity and religion. The course will examine the relationship between physical resources and social, economic and political developments within the colonial and neocolonial context and the resulting systems of inequality.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis. Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.
Antirequisite: SYC 183