First semester of intermediate Haitian Creole or Kreyòl. This course moves beyond “survival skills” in Creole to more complex social interactions and expressions of analysis and opinion. Intermediate skills in understanding, speaking, writing, reading will be contextualized within a broad range of issues such as rural life in Haiti, religion, frenchified Creole vs popular Creole, through texts, poems, and excerpts taken from novels in Haitian Creole. Students will learn to carefully follow contemporary events and debates in Haitian culture using internet resources in Creole. Pre-requisite: Creole 1 and Creole 2, or French 199 and Creole 2. Taught in Haitian Creole. One course.