UMAIE Course Number: T4457
SAU Course Equivalency: +IS 210, Selected Topics in Culture and Civilization or SPAN 360, Special Topics in Hispanic Cultural Studies (four credits)
Instructor: Pilar Cabrera and Daniel Gerling, Augustana College
Prerequisites: One semester of college Spanish or the equivalent
Dates: To be determined (NOTE: SAU classes begin January 14)
Location: Cuba (Havana, Varadero, Guanabacoa) and Miami, Florida
Price: To be determined
We will seek to understand Cuban society by studying the clashes and interactions between different ethnic groups in a history fraught by slavery and racism, but also distinguished by the vibrancy of its cultural mixes. We will discover how inequality and social discontent led to the island's two major revolutions-1898 and 1959-and how these revolutions in turn shaped race and gender. Our investigation of prejudice will extend from its roots in Colonial times to encompass the transformations that took place with the Socialist Revolution, from its initial hostility to gays to its current promotion of transgenderism. The study of Spanish with local teachers will facilitate the students' ability to understand daily Cuban life and interact with common people.
Priority Deadline: April 12, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online application
Step 2: Submit a $500 deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 3: Submit a completed Liability Form to 300 Ambrose Hall.
Step 4: Pay your remaining balance by November 1. Submit your payment to 300 Ambrose Hall. Make checks payable to St. Ambrose.
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.