The course consists of 26 lectures and will include the following topics: ecology, colonialism, the slave trade, plantations and slavery, cultural heritage, contract labor, farmers and post-plantation economy, migration, transnational communities, race relations, the plural society, African-American cultures, and Afro-Asian creolization, ethnicity, kinship and sexuality, literature and music, art and culture, socio-economic development, decolonization, the drug economy, local politics and international relations. We will, among others, discuss the following Caribbean countries: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Martinique, Jamaica, the Dutch Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
The course Introduction to Caribbean Studies will be offered as an intensive course of 13 weeks from the end of January to April, 2020. Examination (May) will take place by means of a written exam (total 10 ECTS).
Location: Leiden University, Lipsius- and KITLV building.
For students there is a reduced course fee of €35,00. Third parties are able to participate in limited numbers and on payment of the full course fee of € 145.00. Participation is only secured after submitting the registration form and payment/receipt of proof of participation.
KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, PO Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, tel. 071-5272372 / 2295. Email: .