Catalogue 2020 - 2021

CUL 255 African American and Caribbean Cultures


3 cr.


Sophomore standing.

Course Description

In his seminal piece, “Africa for the Africans” (1920) Marcus Garvey suggested that there was no difference between Blacks in the United States and Blacks in the Caribbean.  He suggested that both African Americans and Caribbean peoples maintain the same heritage and culture despite the fact that each group occupied/s different nation spaces. This course will explore to what extent Garvey’s assertion is applicable; how similar is the Black culture of the United States to that of the Caribbean. This course will provide information about the major aspects of both cultures: religion(s), philosophy, ethical principles, literature, government, economy, arts, customs, traditions, and ways of life.


Satisfies Elements of Culture requirement "CA."