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Haiti: Between Anthropology and Journalism

ANTH 210
Fall 2018
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 201
Certificates: International Relations, Writing
Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor

This course will examine how anthropology and journalism make their subjects vis-à-vis the broader significance of the knowledge they create and their publics. Using the works of anthropologists and journalists, we will consider how and why Haiti has long been regarded as something of an oddity within the Caribbean and the world. Branded the "nightmare republic" since it gained independence in 1804, in the public sphere Haiti remains conceptually incarcerated with clichés and stereotypes that obscure understanding of its complex role in global history. Attention will be paid to the 2010 earthquake, current conditions, and possible futures. Our ultimate aim is to explore the myriad possibilities of anthro-journalism.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(ANTH)(CBST-MN)(CGST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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