Instructor: Audra Diptee

Course Description:
This course introduces students to key topics that will give historical insight into the creation of the Caribbean.  Students will be exposed to scholarly readings as well as literature, film, music, and other forms of popular culture in an effort to critically analyze historical assumptions about the region.  The course will look at the waves of migration that led to the peopling of this region.  It begins with the migration of the indigenous population into the Caribbean, and moves on to deal with the arrival of Europeans, enslaved Africans, indentured labourers brought primarily from India and China, as well as later migration waves from other parts of the world.

Course material will be released on a weekly basis. Students will be required to engage with assigned readings, documentaries, and various other audio visual material throughout the term.

Course Material:
Secondary Source Material: Readings are comprised of various articles, available through, the Maxwell MacOdrum Library’s electronic reserve management system.

Students will be assessed on online assignments and essays. All assignments will be based on the assigned course material.