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PIIRS Global Seminar Cuba 2017
Havana, Cuba (Outgoing Program)
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|Language of Instruction:||Spanish||Language Prerequisite:||Yes|
Havana in Transition
Rubén Gallo, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
University of Havana
June 10 - July 22, 2017
Since President Obama announced the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba after almost six decades of cold war between the two countries, Havana has been abuzz with the very special energy that comes with all political transitions. In the few years since the announcement, Cuba’s capital has become a bustling cultural metropolis, as artists and writers attempt to make sense of the radical changes to come: the end of socialism and the beginning of a new yet undefined system, combining elements of market economy with state-directed programs.
This seminar will explore how writers, artists and filmmakers have used their media to examine the changes in many aspects of Cuban society: the economy, race relations, sexual minorities, freedom of speech, political models, the legacy of communism, among others.
The six-week program will be based in Havana and will include one weekend trip to Trinidad, one of the most important ports in Cuban history. The seminar fulfills the Social Analysis (SA) requirement and the requirements for the certificate in Latin American Studies.
Important: The seminar is offered entirely in Spanish. Participants must have successfully completed a minimum of Spanish 207.
Rubén Gallo is the Walter S. Carpenter Jr., Professor in Language, Literature and Civilization of Spain as well as a Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. He focuses his work on modern and contemporary Spanish America.
Nikki Woolward can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 609-258-8873.
The seminar fulfills the Social Analysis (SA) requirement and the requirements for the certificate in Latin American Studies.
The cost of the Global Seminars ranges between $6,500 and $8,000.
This seminar is generously funded by a grant from Santander Bank.
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