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2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FAS 250 - Exile, Migrations and Communities

This course explores the impact and implications of exile and migration with a focus on Acadian peoples.  It begins with a study of the tragic Deportation of the Acadians from their homelands beginning in 1755 and their patterns of exile and migrations.  We look at the strategies Acadians have used to maintain cultural survival first as exiles and then as minorities in Louisiana, in the Maritimes, and in Northern Maine.  Our themes include but are not limited to: the Catholic Church, education in French, the role of literature and the arts, political awakenings, women in Acadian society, the sense of place and connection to historical homeland, and the various elements of Acadian identity that transcend current geopolitical borders.

General Education Requirements: Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3