Cuban Culture and Society is a full 6.0 undergraduate course. It is part of an exchange agreement between Queen’s and the University of Havana, and has been offered since 2008. The aim is to introduce students to some of the main events and highlights of Cuban society, history, politics, and culture, with a focus on the period from the Cuban revolution (1959) to the present.
The course is held in the Winter term session. We will meet in a seminar grouping and follow a structured reading list. The Cuba portion of the course will take place at the University of Havana in Cuba.
This course will be taught by an interdisciplinary team: Karen Dubinsky (Global Development Studies/History) and Susan Lord (Film and Media Studies). In Havana, the course translator is Zaira Zarza (PhD student, Cultural Studies)
For more information please see the Cuba handbook
Queen's on campus session dates: Regular Winter Term starting Thursday January 9, 2014 (Three hours weekly)
Havana session dates: Saturday May 3, 2014 to Sunday May 18, 2014