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Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Marist College)
  • Round-trip airfare (Miami-Havana) included

Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student and under the age of 25
  • Open to advanced level Spanish speakers (with a minimum of 4-5 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent)
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Completion of an oral interview
  • Statement of purpose or writing sample
  • Entry requirements: valid passport wtih student visa

Add on a Volunteer Program!

  • API students completing a study abroad program (particularly in Latin America) may be interested in extending their stay on an API volunteer abroad program. Click on the link below for more information on options and pricing.
  • Volunteer Add-On Options

Dates & Fees

SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017
Jan 27, 2017 - May 13, 2017
$15,880
FALL SEMESTER 2016-2017
Aug 28, 2016 - Dec 22, 2016
$15,880
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Late Aug, 2017 - Late Dec, 2017
$15,880

Deadlines

SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 25, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Dec 1, 2016
FALL SEMESTER 2016-2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2016
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2016
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 1, 2017

Course Offerings

If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Manager.

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 4-credit course meets twice a week and is offered at the advanced level. Upon arrival in Havana, students will take a language placement test to confirm their advanced language proficiency. (If you are a native speaker or have near-native proficiency, you may not have to take this course.)

Advanced Spanish Language (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. Writing activities integrate and recycle the above communicative functions in short essays and opinion pieces with the Cuban experience as the backdrop for creative expression. Sociocultural knowledge will include discussions of the following themes: Cuban history; developments in Science and Technology; the Environment and the energy revolution in Cuba; social interaction and relationships in Cuba; linguistic particularities and idiomatic expressions; and ethical values in Cuban culture.

CUBAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES COURSES

All students are required to take a multidisciplinary survey course on either Cuban Studies or Caribbean Studies. These courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Students should be prepared to take either of the two options.

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).

FALL COURSES

ARTE Y LETRAS (Arts & Letters)
  • Apreciación Literaria I (Literary Appreciation I)
  • Arte Africano (African Art)
  • Arte Asiático (Asian Art)
  • Arte Caribe II (Caribbean Art II)
  • Arte Cubano II (Cuban Art II)
  • Arte Cubano IV (Cuban Art IV)
  • Arte Español (Spanish Art)
  • Arte I (Art I)
  • Arte III (Art III)
  • Arte V (Art V)
  • Arte Latinoamericano II (Latin American Art II)
  • Arte Latinoamericano IV (Latin American Art IV)
  • Corrientes Linguisticas (Current Linguistics)
  • Estudios de Cultural Caribeña (Caribbean Cultural Studies)
  • Filosofía y Sociedad I (Philosophy and Society I)
  • Historia de Cuba I (History of Cuba I)
  • Historia de Cuba II (History of Cuba II)
  • Historia de la Lengua Española (History of the Spanish Language)
  • Historia del Arte I (Art History I)
  • Historia del Cine (History of Cinema)
  • Lingüística General I (General Linguistics I)
  • Lingüística General III (General Linguistics III)
  • Literatura Caribeña (Caribbean Literature)
  • Literatura Cubana I (Cuban Literature I)
  • Literatura Cubana II (Cuban Literature II)
  • Literatura Española I (Spanish Literature I)
  • Literatura Española III (Spanish Literature III)
  • Literatura Latinoamericana II (Latin American Literature II)
  • Teoría de la Cultura Artistica II (Cultural Artistic Theory II)
  • Teoría Literaria I (Literary Theory I)
BIOLOGIA (Biology)
  • Antropología Biológica (Anthropological Biology)
  • Biofísica (Biophysics)
  • Biología Evolutiva (Evolutionary Biology)
  • Fisiología de los Sistemas de Control (Philosophy of Control Systems)
  • Fisiología Vegetal (Plant Physiology)
  • Monera-Protoctosta-Fungi (Monera, Protista, and Fungi)
  • Sistemas de Plantas (Plant Systems)
  • Zoología de Cordados (Zoology of Chordates)
  • Zoología Invertebrados I (Zoology of Invertebrates)
FILOSOFÍA (Philosophy)
  • Bioética y Medio Ambiente (Bioethics and Environment)
  • Economía Política I (Political Economy I)
  • Historia de las Ideas Políticas (History of Political Ideas)
  • Introducción a la Ciencia Política (Introduction to Political Science)
  • Pensamiento Cubano (Cuban Thought)
  • Pensamiento Filosófico Contemporáneo (Contemporary Philosophical Thought)
  • Tendencia del Capitalismo Contemporáneo (Trend 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 III (History of Latin American and the Caribbean III)
  • 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 la Cultural Cubana (History of Cuban Culture)
  • Historia social de la Literatura y el Arte I (Social History of Literature and Art)
  • Teoría Sociopolítica (Socio-Political Theory)
PERIODISMO Y COMUNICACIÓN (Journalism and Communication)
  • Gestión de información en Instituciones mediáticas (Information management in media institutions)
  • Locución para TV (TV locution)
  • Panorama del cine documental (Panorama of documentary film)
  • Periodismo alternativo en la Web (Alternative journalism on the Web)
  • Periodismo audiovisual (Broadcast Journalism)
  • Taller de fotografía (Photography Workshop)
  • Taller de producción hipermedia (Hypermedia workshop production)
SOCIOLOGÍA (Sociology)
  • Antropología Social (Social Anthropology)
  • Economía Política I (Political Economy I)
  • Filosofía y Sociedad (Philosophy and Society)
  • Historia de Cuba (History of Cuba)
  • Historia del Pensamiento Filosófico-Social I (History of Philosophical and Social Thought)
  • Problematica Estructural Social y Desigualdades (Social Structural problems and Inequalities)
  • Sociología Ambiental (Environmental Sociology)
  • Sociología de Género (Sociology of Gender)
  • Sociología de la Cultura (Sociology of Culture)
  • Sociología de la Comunicación (Sociology of Communication)
  • Sociología del Trabajo (Sociology of Work)
  • Sociología del Desarrollo (Sociology of Development)
  • Sociología Política (Political Sociology)
  • Sociología Urbana (Urban Sociology)
 

SPRING COURSES

ARTE Y LETRAS (Arts & Letters)
  • Arte Caribeño I (Caribbean Art I)
  • Arte Caribeño III (Caribbean Art III)
  • Arte Cubano I (Cuban Art I)
  • Arte de Cuba III (Art of Cuba III)
  • Arte Latinoamericano I (Latin American Art I)
  • Cine Cubano (Cuban Cinema)
  • Dialectología y Sociolingüística (Dialectology and Sociolinguistics)
  • Estudios Afrocaribeños (Afro-Caribbean Studies)
  • Filosofía y Sociedad II (Philosophy and Society II)
  • Historia de Cuba I (History of Cuba I)
  • Historia de la Filosofía I (History of Philosophy I)
  • Historia de la Lingüística (History of Linguistics)
  • Historia del Arte II (Art History II)
  • Historia de Arte IV (Art History IV)
  • Lingüística General II (General Linguistics)
  • Literatura Cubana I (Cuban Literature I)
  • Literatura Cubana III (Cuban Literature III)
  • Literatura Española II (Spanish Literature II)
  • Literature Latinamericana I (Latin American Literature I)
  • Literatura Latinoamericana III (Latin American Literature III)
  • Musica Cubana (Cuban Music)
  • Teoria Literaria II (Literary Theory II)
BIOLOGIA (Biology)
  • Antropología Biológica (Anthropological Biology)
  • Biofísica (Biophysics)
  • Biología Evolutiva (Evolutionary Biology)
  • Fisiología de los Sistemas de Control (Philosophy of Control Systems)
  • Fisiología Vegetal (Plant Physiology)
  • Monera-Protoctosta-Fungi (Monera, Protista, and Fungi)
  • Sistemas de Plantas (Plant Systems)
  • Zoología de Cordados (Zoology of Chordates)
  • Zoología Invertebrados I (Zoology of Invertebrates)
FILOSOFÍA (Philosophy)
  • Bioética y Medio Ambiente (Bioethics and Environment)
  • Economía Política II (Political Economy I)
  • Historia de America (History of America)
  • Historia de Cuba II (History of Cuba II)
  • Pensamiento Latinoamericano (Latin American Thought)
  • Tendencia del Capitalismo Contemporáneo (Trend 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)
  • Cursos Especial Jose Marti (Special Course: Jose Martí)
  • Economia Politica II (Economic Politics II)
  • Filosofía y Sociedad II (Philosophy and Society II)
  • Historia de Africa y Medio Oriente (History of Africa and the Middle East)
  • Historia America Latina IV y El Caribe (Latin American History IV and the Caribbean)
  • Historia de Cuba II (History of Cuba II)
  • Historia de Cuba IV (History of Cuba IV)
  • Historia de Estados Unidos (History of the United States)
  • Historia de Pensamiento Cubano (History of Cuban Thought)
  • Historia Moderna (Modern History)
  • Teoria Sociologica (Sociological Theory)
PERIODISMO Y COMUNICACIÓN (Journalism and Communication)
  • Gestión de información en Instituciones mediáticas (Information management in media institutions)
  • Locución para TV (TV locution)
  • Panorama del cine documental (Panorama of documentary film)
  • Periodismo alternativo en la Web (Alternative journalism on the Web)
  • Periodismo audiovisual (Broadcast Journalism)
  • Taller de fotografía (Photography Workshop)
  • Taller de producción hipermedia (Hypermedia workshop production)
SOCIOLOGÍA (Sociology)
  • Filosofía y Sociedad II (Philosophy and Society II)
  • Historia de America (History of America)
  • Pensamiento Economico Universal (Universal Economic Thinking)
  • Pensamiento Sociologico Latinoamericano (Sociological Latin American Thought)
  • Psicología Social (Social Psychology)
  • Sociología de la Educación (Sociology of Education)
  • Sociología de la Familia (Sociology of the Family)
  • Sociología de la Prevensión y Atensión Social (Sociology of Prevention and Social Attention)
  • Sociología de la Salud (Sociology of Health)
  • Sociología de Conocimiento (Sociology of Knowledge)
  • Sociología del Desarrollo (Sociology of Development)