[Blackstudies-l] Wednesday: Study Abroad in Cuba [Winter Intersession] Information Meeting, May 1st

Melanie Medeiros medeiros at geneseo.edu
Sun Apr 28 11:38:33 EDT 2019

*Study Abroad in Cuba! (January 3 - 18, 2020)*
Information Session on Wednesday, May 1st at 2:30pm in Bailey 101

*Course: *ANTH 216 S/M/ Race, Racism and the Black Experience in the
Americas, with guest lectures from Cuban scholars on Cuban history, the
political economic system of Cuba, Cuban culture and identity, tourism in
Cuba, gender in Cuba, health, medicine and public health in Cuba, Cuban
music and dance (including hip hop), and Cuban and Afro-Cuban religious
practices. Lectures and discussions with Dr. Medeiros will take a deeper
look at race, racism and the black experience in Cuba. *ANTH 216 is a S/M/
course and fulfills requirements for the Anthropology major/minor,
Black Studies major/minor, International Relations Developing World track
(w/ waiver), and minors in Sociomedical Sciences, Latin American &
Caribbean Studies, American Studies & Conflict Studies.*

*Includes:* Daily scheduled activities and excursions with Cuban students
to cultural events (music, dance, theater), national parks, beaches,
museums, and to visit a hospital and clinic.

*Student Research:* Students will conduct life history interviews with
English speaking Cuban students as part of a collaborative research project.

*Total Credits:* 3 credits during the winter intersession; 1 credit (ANTH
385) during the spring semester.

*Application Deadline:* September 1, 2019

*Email:* medeiros at geneseo.edu for more information

*Facebook Page:* Geneseo in Cuba! <http://fb.me/GeneseoinCuba>

Geneseo Study Abroad in Cuba Page

*Anticipated Itinerary:*

*Thurs. 12/26/19 - 1/2/20:* Pre-departure online coursework

*Friday, 1/3:* Fly to Cuba

*Saturday, 1/18: *Fly to NYC

*Monday, 1/27:* Final Assignments Due

*ANTH 216 S/M/ Race, Racism and the Black Experience in the Americas Course
This course examines race, racism and the black experience in the Americas
from an anthropological perspective. Comparing and contrasting the lived
experiences of contemporary members of the African diaspora, it will
examine issues such as: the scientific and social construction of race;
racism and social and health inequality; whiteness and privilege; blackness
as an individual and social identity; and the intersection of race, gender,
and class. The course also examines the relationship between identity and
the production of cultural products such as music, dance, and religion
across the Americas. Lastly, the course explores social justice movements
and acts of resistance against discrimination and pervasive inequality.
Readings, films, written assignments, and discussions will underscore how
the politics of race and ethnicity as well as the discourse on culture and
identity, shape and influence social relations and individual experiences
throughout the Americas.
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