New Online Course at SUNY Empire State College: Viewing the Caribbean through Cultural Performance

By, Alison Burst, instructor, SUNY Empire State College

January 27, 2017

Viewing the Caribbean through Cultural Performance is a new online course that will be offered in the Spring 2 2017 term.  This interdisciplinary course is available to undergraduates at the introductory or advanced levels. 

The course will look at the artistic representations of culture through the lenses of visual culture and performance art and students will explore how European and African cultures have influenced Caribbean performance. Case studies from selected art forms and dances will introduce how culture impacts the production of performance art. Students will have the opportunity to experience the performances and learn about the Caribbean culture through self -guided projects and interactive course exercises.

There is no need to purchase texts in advance as the required reading will e-books and articles available through Empire State College’s online library and articles on webpages.  Additional requirements will be watching videos using YouTube and using the internet searches for research activities.

Student who are interested in this course should go to and look for Spring 2 2017 Reg. codes:  /916087

Registration for the Spring 2 is currently open and closes on March 3.  Check the Dates and Deadlines!

There is still time to register!  

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