SOCI 305 Race, Gender & Class in the Caribbean

This course will investigate the phenomena of race, class and gender discrimination in the Caribbean.  It will trace the historical development of such discrimination from the abolition of slavery, to the emergence of popular sovereignty in the Caribbean. In addition, it will examine the extent to which class, race and gender continue to shape the social order of Caribbean society. The course will draw from stratification theories to help explain societal changes historically. Specifically, the course critically examines how the constructs of race, class and gender shape everyday life in the Caribbean.