History professor Marc Becker is offering a new study abroad opportunity to learn about the history and contemporary events in Cuba.
During the midterm break (March 10-18, 2018), students will have a unique opportunity to travel to Cuba to take a close look at issues of global economics, conflict and peace, race, culture, the environment, and U.S. relations.
Participants will examine Cuban national priorities, such as universal education and health care; visit schools, museums, cultural and historical sites; discuss with Cubans the effects of recent changes in U.S. and Cuban relations including the longstanding U.S. embargo on Cuba; travel to the Che Guevara Mausoleum at Santa Clara; learn about Cuba’s history of sugar production and slavery; and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of old Havana, its neighborhoods, and the surrounding countryside.
Information sessions on this intensive international learning experience will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 3:30 p.m., MC211 and Thursday, November 30, 5 p.m., MC209.
Students can earn one credit for this study abroad experience (CUB 310). The course is open to all majors, and has no prerequisites or language requirements. The course runs parallel to Latin American Revolutions (HIST 391), but enrollment in that class is not a requirement.
Applications and a $350 non-refundable deposit are due by Friday, January 19, 2018.
For more information and an application go to http://witnessforpeace.org/event/revolutionary-cuba/ or contact Marc Becker, MC 227, firstname.lastname@example.org, x6036.