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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 344                                    
Course Title: Caribbean Literature and Culture
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course explores the literature of the Caribbean in its cultural context. Employing literature and literary/cultural theory, the course will vary its focus, covering the English- and/or French-speaking Caribbean; it may emphasize the literary history of the region or take on an interdisciplinary format, encompassing music, film and/or Caribbean cultural studies. The course will include literary texts, oral traditions, and other aspects of popular culture that reflect on: the slave era, legacies of colonialism and postcolonialism, the experience of exile, racial experience and creolization, the culture of tourism, and definitions of ?Caribbeanness.?

Prerequisite: ENG 201; and any 200-level LIT course or HJS 250
Start Date:    06/30/2013                         End Date: