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  • CRB 100 - Introduction to the Caribbean
    This course will focus on the similarities in historical development of the different societies in the Caribbean region and the common institutional structures and challenges that persist, despite the diversity of language and culture, race, ethnicity and religion. The course will examine the relationship between physical resources and social, economic and political developments within the colonial and neocolonial context and the resulting systems of inequality.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: LL
    Antirequisites: SYC 183
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Not available to International Economics and Finance students
  • CRB 500 - Families in the Caribbean
    The Caribbean region is composed of peoples from different geographic and cultural areas of the world. This course will explore the major historical influences which define the present diverse structure and composition of families within the Caribbean region. It will examine how these structures have changed in response to globalization, the declining influence of religion, shifts in migration, changes in economic conditions and state policies, and in gender, race and ethnic relations.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
  • CRB 501 - Racism and Caribbean Peoples in Canada
    The immigration of Caribbean peoples to Canada will be analyzed within the context of Canadian immigration laws and practices, labour market demands, and institutional responses to racial and ethno-cultural diversity. The major focus of the course will be on the establishment and growth of the Caribbean population in Canada, including employment, business and settlement patterns, changes to family structure, development of Caribbean organizations and community development activities, and issues of systemic and individual racism.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
  • CRB 502 - Cultural Traditions in the Caribbean
    This course analyzes the evolution and social significance of cultural traditions in the Caribbean, leading to an understanding of contemporary popular traditions. The course examines the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of the area, as a source of distinct cultural traditions; the impact of foreign influences; and the export of Caribbean cultural forms to the international area.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
  • CRB 600 - Postcolonial Caribbean Society
    This course looks in detail at the specific legacies of colonialism in the Caribbean and explores the reasons why the Caribbean is still affected to a great extent by the over 500 year legacy of European colonial rule. Postcolonial socioeconomic and cultural structures are discussed, as is the impact of colonialism on Caribbean bodies and Caribbean people's ways of seeing themselves and their world.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CRB 603 - Special Topics in Caribbean Studies
    This course will explore selected topics chosen by the instructor through selected readings and audiovisual materials, class discussions, and presentations from guests who are experts in their field. The themes will vary according to the instructor, but will focus on issues specific to the Caribbean, historical and contemporary.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CRB 605 - Caribbean Tourism: Impacts and Resistance
    This interdisciplinary course will take a critical look at the political, social, cultural, economic and other impacts of various forms of tourism in the Caribbean. Links between the current dependency on tourism many Caribbean nations have due to globalization, and historical patterns of colonialism and servitude that persist today and are replicated in many tourism practices, will be examined. Students will be exposed to various elements of diversity relative to Caribbean tourism including racial, ethnic, economic, and sexual. Forms of resistance, political and cultural, against mass tourism will be addressed, as well as new developments in sustainable and ethical tourism.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • CRB 614 - Caribbean Critical Thought
    This course will critically examine current issues that Caribbean peoples face. Students will also be exposed to the rich history of ideas that have emanated from this region in such areas as anti-colonial political thought, social justice and human rights, cultural self-recognition through the arts and literature, Pan-Africanism and other resistance movements that highlight some of the ways Caribbean peoples have moved towards the process of decolonization.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00