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Hurricanes and Culture: Climate Disasters in the Greater Caribbean Basin

HNRS 2020 Sec. 062 - Fall 2021

Dr. David Dulceany Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

M W F 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
220 French House

This course approaches climate and natural disasters, specifically, hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean Basin, through the lens of cultural and historical studies. We will connect human reactions and cultural representations of disaster with the underlying social, cultural, and political issues at the heart of climate driven catastrophe. We will trace the ecological history of the region, with a focus on major hurricanes and their relation to socioeconomic realities and cultural representations. We will also discuss and debate future solutions to the climate crisis. As the course will be taught during hurricane season, we will also monitor and discuss the storms of the 2021 season when relevant.

Fulfills General Education:

English Composition
Humanities
Social Sciences