New! Rasta and Reggae: Jamaican History and Caribbean Culture

New! Rasta and Reggae: Jamaican History and Caribbean Culture
5 sessions, 10 hours

 
 
In this course, students will gain an understanding of Jamaican history, with special emphasis on the complex ways in which Rastafarian philosophy and reggae music influences the Caribbean region and African Diaspora. The course will include films, music, images, and anthropological case studies to further your understanding of Caribbean culture.

Instructor: Ivy Chevers, PhD is an Assistant Professor at FCC. She received her degree from the Ohio State University where her dissertation was “Rasta and Reggae: A Study of Rastafarian Culture in Columbus, Ohio.” Ivy is a former Peace Corps Volunteer. She spent five years in Kingston, Jamaica as a volunteer. She spent an additional thirteen years in Jamaica, teaching arts and crafts at a high school in the rural parish of St. Ann.

ILR562 Rasta and Reggae: Jamaican History and Caribbean Culture
5-Digit  Number: 16298
Fri, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., 11/2 – 12/7
No Class: 11/23
Location:  Conference Center/E-106
Tuition: $25.00        Fee: $84.00         Total: $109.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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