A Spanish colony from 1492 until 1898, and up to 1959 an independent nation, yet much dependent on the United States, Cuba opposed such political dependence as the main goal of its revolution. Besides the colonial and modern cultural legacies of Spain, Cuba is also remarkable for its roots in the African diaspora. Since 1959, Cuba experienced the migration of many of its citizens into Florida and other areas of the United States. In many ways, Cuban society and its cultures are always in flux between the island and the U.S. mainland. Through select readings, films, site visits, and meetings with experts and artists, we will study and enjoy the distinctive character of Cuba in the fictional and real lives of its people home and abroad as well as in flux between both nations.
Program details Dates: Jan. 4–18, 2017 Credits: 3 (H) All majors welcome Language of instruction: English
Info session Thursday, Sept. 22, 4 to 5 p.m., Levering Conference Room A
Apply now Information and applications are available at the Office of Study Abroad (Levering 04B) and on the web. Application deadline: Oct. 1