11 February 2020

Sign up now for Caribbean Studies & Field Research Aruba

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The course Caribbean Studies (UCINTCAR21) is now offered during block 4 (20-04-2020 to 26-06-2020) and can be taken alongside other courses offered in that time period. The course examines how the cultural and socioeconomic history of the Caribbean figures in the challenges that the region faces today. It provides an eye-opening introduction to a complex and often overlooked part of the world, and broadens students understanding of post-colonial societies and their relationship to Europe. As such, the course offers insight into globalization and the social, economic and environmental challenges facing the world today.

Bachelor students from any faculty can pre-register for the course until 1 March 2020 to secure a place. Contact the course coordinator (j.c.ballantyne@uu.nl) to pre-register. 

The course is also required for students who may want to do community-based fieldwork in Aruba in block 3 (spring 2021) as part of the programme Field Research Aruba. The programme involves cooperation with the University of Aruba and is administered by University College Utrecht (UCU). 

Further information about this programme is available on the student website of University College Utrecht. See under “More Information” for publications presenting student research done in previous years.

View also the programme's Facebook page about the activities of the current participants.