2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

LLS 263 Blacks in Latin America (was African Heritage in Caribbean)

3 hours 

An examination of the legacies of slavery and the Haitian Revolution in shaping the Black experience in Latin American societies, including the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Honduras. This course focuses on Afro-Latin Americans' construction of identity, race relations, sociocultural and political activities in different societies; and the contributions of people of African descent to Latin American societies and national identities. Readings are drawn from a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.



Cross Listed Courses

AFR 263 and HIS 263


ENG 101


This course satisfies the Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues area of the Gen Ed Program.