Course Calendar

January 21, 2015

In class:
Introduction to the course.
Introduction to the Caribbean.
Homework:
Read the course website carefully, including course description, calendar, etc. Also, print out and read excerpts from Jean-Baptiste Labat's journals1 and journals 2 . (Note: It will make more sense if you read in this order: First, the first chapter in "journals1," called "Slaves, Agents, and Interlopers," then all of "journals2," then the rest of "journals1.")

January 26, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Labat
Homework:
Read excerpts from the poetry of Martinican author Aimé Césaire.

January 28, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Césaire
Homework:
Read chapters 1-3 of Masters of the Dew by Jacques Roumain. Be sure to follow your "group's" theme as you read, marking relevant passages with post-its or highlighter.

February 2, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Roumain
Homework:
Read chapters 4-10 of Masters of the Dew by Jacques Roumain.
Also, begin reading the stories in Krik! Krak! so you can choose a story to work on with your group.

February 4, 2015

In clas
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Roumain
Homework:
Finish Masters of the Dew, chapter 11 to the end.
Also, continue reading Krik! Krak! Meet with your group to choose a short story for the first oral presentation.

February 9, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Choice of days/texts for oral presentation.
Exploration: Roumain
Homework:
Read pages 5-59 of Black Shack Alley by Joseph Zobel.
Begin work on your oral presentation!
Consider writing Paper A, due in early March (see below; due date depends on your oral presentation date). Details on the "Assignments" page.

February 11, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Zobel
Homework:
Read pages 61-123 of Black Shack Alley.
Continue planning your first paper.
Continue work on your oral presentation!

February 16, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Zobel
Homework:
Finish Black Shack Alley, pages 123-182.
Continue planning your first paper.
Continue work on your oral presentation!

February 18, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Zobel
Homework:
Complete, polish and practice your oral presentation as a group.
Read the assigned stories in Krik? Krak!

Paper A IS DUE FEBRUARY 25 IN CLASS (held in SCHULZ 3030)!
No email submissions -- you must turn your paper in in class!

February 23, 2015

In class:
Sample oral presentation (presented by Suzanne) & workshop.
Homework:
Complete, polish and practice your oral presentation as a group.
Read the assigned stories in Krik? Krak!

Remember, Paper A IS DUE FEBRUARY 25 IN CLASS (held in SCHULZ 3030)!

February 25, 2015

In class:
Paper A IS DUE IN CLASSTODAY !!! BRING IT TO SCHULZ 3030 AND I WILL COLLECT THEM BEFORE DR. LAGUERRE'S TALK!!
Special presentation by Dr. Jawel Laguerre, President of Solano Community College, in Schulz 3030. Attendance will be taken!
Homework:
Complete, polish and practice your oral presentation as a group.
Read the assigned stories in Krik? Krak!

March 2, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Homework:
Read the assigned stories in Krik? Krak!

March 4, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Homework:
Read the assigned stories in Krik? Krak!

March 9, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
ORAL PRESENTATIONS

 
Homework:
Read the assigned stories in Krik? Krak!

March 11, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Homework:
Read pages 1-70 of Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé for our first class after Spring Break!

SPRING BREAK:
No class MARCH 16 & 18!

March 23, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Condé
Homework:
Read pages 71-140 of Crossing the Mangrove.

March 25, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Condé
Homework:
Finish Crossing the Mangrove, pages 140-208.

March 30, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Condé
Homework:
Read pages 3-39 of Solibo Magnificent. If you are having trouble, try reading it out loud.
Consider writing Paper B, due April 13. (If you didn't write Paper A, you must write papers B & C.) Details on the "Assignments" page.

April 1, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Chamoiseau
Homework:
Read pages 40-111 of Solibo Magnificent.

April 6, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Chamoiseau
Homework:
Finish Solibo Magnificent, pages 111-172.
Note: Paper B is due Monday, April 13!

April 8, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Chamoiseau
Homework:
Complete Paper B, due Monday, April 13!
Read pages 1-58 of Macadam Dreams.

April 13, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Pineau
Homework:
Paper B is due today!
Read pages 59-138 of Macadam Dreams.
Also, begin reading Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam so you can pick a story for your final presentation.

April 15, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Pineau
Choice of days/texts for final oral presentation.
Homework:
Read pages 139-215 of Macadam Dreams.
Begin to plan your final paper.
Begin meeting regularly with your group to plan your second presentation.

April 20, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Exploration: Pineau

Homework:
Continue meeting regularly with your group to plan your second presentation.
Continue to work on your final paper.
If you didn't do both Papers A & B, you must write Paper C, due in during the last two weeks of class (see below for specific dates). Details on the "Assignments" page.

April 22, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
Workshop for the final presentation!

Homework:
Read the assigned stories in Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam .
Continue to work on your final paper.
Paper C is due April 29 for groups presenting May 4 or May 6.
Paper C is due May 6 for groups presenting April 27 or April 29!

Continue meeting regularly with your group to plan your second presentation

April 27, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Paper C is due Wednesday for groups presenting next week!
Homework:
Polish your oral presentation. Read the assigned stories in Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam.

April 29, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Paper C due today for groups presenting next week!
Homework:
Polish your oral presentation.
Read the assigned stories in Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam.

May 4, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Paper C due May 1 for groups presenting April 27 or April 29!
Homework:
Polish your oral presentation.
Read the assigned stories in Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam.

May 6, 2015

In class:
Reading quiz!
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Paper C due today for groups presenting April 22 or April 24!
Homework:
Have a fabulous summer!
If you plan to take the optional final, see the "Assignments" page for an outline of what to prepare.

May 11, 2015
OPTIONAL FINAL EXAM
11 AM to 12:50 PM IN OUR CLASSROOM!