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Post-Quake Haiti: Myths and Realities
ANTH 210
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 201

Haiti has long been regarded as something of an oddity within the Caribbean. Branded the "nightmare republic" since it gained independence in 1804, in current popular imagination, it remains conceptually incarcerated as a "failed republic" incapable of self-governance, "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere," and the birthplace of "voodoo." This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to deconstruct the myths and realities in these and other popular representations of Haiti. In so doing, it critically examines the continuing impact of the island's colonial history on the present. Particular attention will be paid to the January 12, 2010, earthquake, current conditions, and possible futures.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(ANTH)(CBST-MN)(CGST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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