How do you construct courses about Haiti? Or, what are some classes that you have taken that focus exclusively on Haiti? How do you cover the vastness of Haitian history, the depths of Haitian culture, and the vicissitudes of Haitian literature, and the ebbs and flows of Haitian politics with nuance and complexity in one short semester? What are the essentials? Moreover, how do you approach teaching such a range of material knowing that this would probably be the first and only class on Haiti students may take?