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Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Housing: residencia  with other  students (operated by Cuban host)
  • Round-trip airfare (Miami-Havana) included

Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to advanced level Spanish speakers (with a minimum of 4-5 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent)
  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student
  • Completed API application
  • University Contact Information Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Oral interview to confirm Spanish language proficiency
  • Statement of purpose or writing sample
  • Entry requirements: student visa

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Aug 27, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014
$15,980
SPRING 2014 2013-2014
Jan 29, 2014 - May 23, 2014
$15,980
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Feb 2015 - May 2015
$15,980
FALL 2013 2013-2014
Aug 26, 2013 - Dec 20, 2013
$15,980

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2014
SPRING 2014 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 5, 2013
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2013
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Nov 5, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2014
FALL 2013 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2013
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2013

Course Offerings

REQUIRED SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE

Students will take a required Spanish Language course throughout the term. This course uses the Cuban experience as a backdrop for discussion and writing assignments. This is a 4-credit course which meets twice a week.

Upon arrival in Havana, students will take a language placement test that will place them into the level that will best enable them to progress rapidly in oral and written expression. (If you are a native speaker or have near-native proficiency, you may not have to take this course.)

Spanish Language – Advanced Level (64 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

This course offers an in-depth review and the study of the more problematic aspects of Spanish grammar for English speakers. After an overview of the subjunctive and past tense narration rules, the course proceeds with intense work in consolidating the multiple uses of the subjunctive in nominal, adjectival and adverbial clauses and practice in perfecting skills in past tense narration. Other grammatical points include sequence of tenses, passive voice, conditional, prepositions and future perfect. All of the above is presented in cultural contexts and includes vocabulary expansion exercises and ample communicative activities. In addition, there will be seminars covering such topics as Cuban Identity, Popular Religious Practices, The Central Role of Music in Cuban Life, Environmental Issues and US/ Cuba Relations.

CUBAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES COURSES

All students are required to take a multidisciplinary survey course on either Cuban Studies or Caribbean Studies.

Cuban Studies – (60 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

This course will present some of the main processes that have developed in Cuban society from the 1990s until present-day, with the aim of giving students a multi-disciplinary overview of Cuban contemporary society. Topics covered by professors and invited lecturers will include: the Triumph of the Revolution, the Cuban political system and organization of the Cuban State, economic and social policies of the Party and the government, economic development and recent changes, issues related to Cuban youth and their role in Cuban society, the role of women in Cuban society, current issues of race, and elements of Cuban International Relations in the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond. In addition to lecture sessions and seminars, students will participate in related cultural visits in Havana and surrounding areas. The course will also include a week-long excursion to different cities in Cuba, during which students will be able to experience firsthand some of the places and topics they’ve studied over the course of the semester.

Caribbean Studies – (60 contact hours) – Conducted in Spanish

This course will focus on the place of Cuba in the Caribbean, with the aim of giving students an overview of the larger region and how different aspects of it manifest in Cuba. Topics covered by professors and invited lecturers will include: Caribbean Studies in Cuba, Caribbean history, the African influence in the Caribbean, Haiti and Cuba, Caribbean culture and identity, Caribbean music, women’s role in the Caribbean, Caribbean cinema, economic organizations in the Caribbean, tourism in the Caribbean, relations between the US and the Caribbean, and cultural diversity and migrations within the Caribbean. In addition to lecture sessions and seminars, students will participate in related cultural visits in Havana and surrounding areas. The course will also include a week-long excursion to different cities in Cuba, during which students will be able to experience firsthand some of the places and topics they’ve studied over the course of the semester.

COURSES WITH LOCAL STUDENTS

In addition to the Spanish Language course and the required Cuban Studies or Caribbean Studies course, students may choose 2-3 courses from among the following courses each term (in order to earn up to 12-16 credits per semester).

SPRING COURSES

ARTE Y LETRAS (Arts & Letters)
  • Apreciación Literaria II (Literary Appreciation II)
  • Arte Caribeño I (Caribbean Art I)
  • Arte Caribeño III (Caribbean Art III)
  • Arte Cubano (Cuban Art)
  • Cine Cubano (Cuban Cinema)
  • Estudios Afrocaribeños (Afro-Caribbean Studies)
  • Literatura Cubana I (Cuban Literature I)
  • Literatura Cubana III (Cuban Literature III)
  • Literatura Española I (Spanish Literature I)
  • Música Cubana (Cuban Music)
  • Seminario de Teoría Literaria (Seminar on Literary Theory)
FILOSOFÍA (Philosophy)
  • Bioética y Medio Ambiente (Bioethics and the Environment)
  • Economía Política II (Political Economy II)
  • Estética (Aesthetics)
  • Filosofía Política Contemporánea (Contemporary Political Philosophy)
  • Filosofía y Religión (Philosophy and Religion)
  • Historia de América (History of America)
  • Historia de Cuba II (History of Cuba II)
  • Psicología Social (Social Psychology)
  • Tendencias del Capitalismo Contemporáneo (Tendencies of Contemporary Capitalism)
  • Teoría e Historia de la Filosofía Marxista Leninista II (Theory and History of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy II)
  • Teoría e Ideología de la Revolución Cubana (Theory and Ideology of the Cuban Revolution)
HISTORIA (History)
  • Curso Especial José Martí (Special Course on José Martí)
  • Economía Política II (Political Economy II)
  • Filosofía y Sociedad II (Philosophy and Society II)
  • Historia de África y Medio Oriente (History of Africa and the Middle East)
  • Historia de América Latina y El Caribe II (History of Latin American and the Caribbean II)
  • Historia de América Latina y El Caribe IV (History of Latin American and the Caribbean IV)
  • Historia de Cuba II (History of Cuba II)
  • Historia de Cuba IV ((History of Cuba IV)
  • Historia de los Estados Unidos (History of the United States)
  • Pensamiento Cubano (Cuban Thought)
SOCIOLOGÍA (Sociology)
  • Economía Política II (Political Economy II)
  • Filosofía y Sociedad II (Philosophy and Society II)
  • Historia de América (History of America)
  • Pensamiento Económico Universal (Universal Economic Thought)
  • Pensamiento Sociológico Latinoamericano (Latin American Sociological Thought)
  • Sociología del Conocimiento (Sociology of Knowledge)
  • Sociología del Desarrollo (Sociology of Development)
  • Sociología de la Educación (Sociology of Education)
  • Sociología de la Prevención y Atención Social (Sociology of Prevention and Social Welfare)
  • Sociología de la Salud (Sociology of Health)

 

FALL COURSES

ARTE Y LETRAS (Arts & Letters)
  • Apreciación Literaria I (Literary Appreciation I)
  • Arte Africano (African Art)
  • Arte Asiático (Asian Art)
  • Arte del Caribe II (Caribbean Art II)
  • Arte Cubano II (Cuban Art II)
  • Arte Cubano IV (Cuban Art IV)
  • Arte Español (Spanish Art)
  • Arte Latinoamericano II (Latin American Art II)
  • Arte Latinoamericano IV (Latin American Art IV)
  • Cine Cubano (Cuban Cinema)
  • Economía Política I (Political Economy I)
  • Estética (Aesthetics)
  • Filosofía y Sociedad I (Philosophy and Society I)
  • Historia del Arte I (Art History I)
  • Historia del Cine (History of Cinema)
  • Historia de la Lengua Española (History of the Spanish Language)
  • Literatura Cubana II (Cuban Literature II)
  • Literatura Caribeña (Caribbean Literature)
  • Literatura Española I (Spanish Literature I)
  • Literatura Española III (Spanish Literature III)
  • Seminario de Literatura Cubana (Seminar on Cuban Literature)
  • Seminario de Literatura Española (Seminar on Spanish Literature)
FILOSOFÍA (Philosophy)
  • Bioética y Medio Ambiente (Bioethics and the Environment)
  • Ciencia Política (Political Science)
  • Economía Política I (Political Economy I)
  • Historia de Cuba I (History of Cuba I)
  • Historia de las Ideas PoIíticas (History of Political Ideas)
  • Pensamiento Cubano (Cuban Thought)
  • Tendencias del Capitalismo Contemporáneo (Tendencies of Contemporary Capitalism)
  • Teoría e Historia de la Filosofía Marxista Leninista I (Theory and History of Marxist-Leninist Philosophy I)
HISTORIA (History)
  • Economía Política I (Political Economy I)
  • Filosofía y Sociedad I (Philosophy and Society I)
  • Historia de América Latina y El Caribe I (History of Latin American and the Caribbean I)
  • Historia de América Latina y El Caribe III (History of Latin American and the Caribbean III)
  • Historia Antigua (Ancient History)
  • Historia de Asia (History of Asia)
  • Historia de la Cultura Cubana (History of Cuban Culture)
  • Historia de Cuba I (History of Cuba I)
  • Historia de Cuba III (History of Cuba III)
  • Historia de Cuba V (History of Cuba V)
  • Historia de España (History of Spain)
  • Historia de Europa Contemporánea I (History of Contemporary Europe I)
  • Historia de Europa Contemporánea III (History of Contemporary Europe III)
  • Historia de la Filosofía I (History of Philosophy I)
  • Historia Moderna I (Modern History I)
SOCIOLOGÍA (Sociology)
  • Antropología Social (Social Anthropology)
  • Demografía (Demographics)
  • Economía Política I (Political Economy I)
  • Filosofía y Sociedad I (Philosophy and Society I)
  • Historia de Cuba (Cuban History)
  • Historia del Pensamiento Filosófico y Social I (History of Philosophical and Social Thought)
  • Pensamiento Sociológico Cubano (Cuban Sociological Thought)
  • Sociología Agraria (Agricultural Sociology)
  • Sociología de la Comunicación (Sociology of Communication)
  • Sociología de la Cultura (Sociology of Culture)
  • Sociología Política (Sociology of Politics)
  • Sociología del Trabajo (Sociology of Work)
  • Sociología Urbana (Urban Sociology)