DEVS 306 and DEVS 307 (formally DEVS 305) are courses that are part of an exchange agreement between Queen's and the University of Havana, and have been offered since 2008. Each is a 3.0 unit undergraduate course. DEVS 306 takes place on Queen's campus during the winter term (January to April). DEVS 307 begins at Queen's after the April exam period with a four-day predeparture session, and continues for two weeks at the University of Havana in Cuba. DEVS 306 is a prerequisite for DEVS 307 (the Havana companion course), but DEVS 306 can also be taken on its own.
These courses are open to all eligible Queen's students and count towards degree requirements in the Departments of Global Development Studies, Film and Media, Sociology, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Gender Studies and History. Fourth year students can enroll in DEVS 307 in their graduating year and have it count towards their degree requirements.
These courses are also open to graduate student auditors and in special circumstances graduate students can take these courses for credit as a reading course.
Students from outside of Queen's University may take DEVS 306 and DEVS 307 on a letter of permission from their instituation.
These courses have been offered annually since 2008 as DEVS 305/6.0 and were renumbered to DEVS 306/3.0 and DEVS 307/3.0 in May 2020. This short video created by a former student in 2020 contains interviews with past students who explain their experience in Havana.