|Date:||Mid-February to late May|
|Offered:||Every other academic year (odd years)|
|Program Focus:||Country Study|
HIST 348: Modern Cuba
Professor of Sociology
Academic study focuses on the study of the construction of the Cuban nation with emphasis on issues of race, slavery, socialism and relations with the U.S. The program will be based at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) and will include excursions to Santiago, Trinidad and Pinar del Rio. Students live in homestays.
Fulfills the overseas requirement for Latin American Studies minor and the two-course international studies requirement. The Art and Culture course fulfills the Creative Art General Education requirement.
4 courses per semester/16 credits
Art and Culture in Modern Cuba (Art History, Art – 4 credits):
This course will review the major trends and movements in Cuban music, film, dance, and plastic arts in the twentieth century. The course will not only teach students how to appreciate these cultural expressions, but it will situate these movements within the context of the evolving Cuban society.
Spanish Language (300 Level Spanish Credit – 4 credits):
The focus of this class will be on comprehension and oral skills. Review and perfection of Spanish grammar, and literature will also be integrated as part of the curriculum, but the class would seek to raise the students’ level of Spanish to facilitate their understanding and participation in the other classes that will also be taught in Spanish.
Contemporary Cuban Voices (4 credits):
This course will introduce students to a wide variety of contemporary Cuban intellectuals, artists and writers through weekly guest lectures. Students will also be asked to process their experiences and discuss the guest lectures.
Community-Based Research (4 credits):
This course will introduce students to basic oral history and ethnographic methodologies. Students will develop field research projects through internships and participant-observation. Their projects will culminate in a 15 page field-research paper.
Relationship to On-Campus Curriculum:
HIST 141: Colonial Latin American History
HIST 142: Modern Latin America
HIST 345: Race & Nation in Latin America
SOAN 266: Latin America Cultural Perspective
SOAN 291: Caribbean Cultures
SOAN 377: Postcolonial Identity in Latin America
HISP 440: Topics I Hispanic Literature
You will be required to email a high-resolution, color scan of your passport to the Overseas Office within 30 days of being accepted into a program. We recommend that you apply for a passport as early as possible. For more info, visit our Passport Resources page.
Visa fees and requirements: A visa is required for this program. You will be notified when it is time to apply and our office has received all of the necessary supporting documents.
Please make an appointment with Student Health Service to get an updated list of immunizations that are recommended or mandatory for this program. You may also be required to submit various test results (HIV, chest x-rays, etc.) as a part of your visa application.
Students will be required to show proof of health insurance with coverage for international travel, as per the Affordable Care Act. Lewis & Clark College will provide supplemental travel insurance coverage through iNext.
Fees To Plan For:
Fees for the following items are not included in the comprehensive program fee:
Immunizations and health exams
Transportation to city of departure