Courses

An example of cuban moulding in architectureRequired Courses:

AUIDS 292 (3 credits)

This course will integrate various disciplinary considerations with the student's experiences while living and studying for a semester in Cuba. Themes will include: Cuban society and culture, Cuba in a Latin American context, Cuba and the world. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIDS 292 or AUSPA 250. The course is available only as part of the Santiago de Cuba Program.

Spanish language ‐ 6 credits at the 100, 200, 300 level. Students with previous credit at the 300 level or who are fluent in Spanish may take 6 credits at the 400 level including 3 credits in oral interpretation.

AUSPA 103/104 (6 credits)

Beginner level Spanish in Cuba. At the commencement of this offering, students will be divided into different sections depending on their level of Spanish. This is to provide a better learning experience for the broad range of skill sets that students have at the beginner level.

AUSPA 203/204 (6 credits)

A course designed to consolidate basic Spanish language skills through systematic grammar review and practice of various language skills.

AUSPA 303/304 (6 credits)

The course is designed to strengthen and consolidate speaking, reading and writing skills. In addition to the Spanish Language classes, most other class offered in the Santiago de Cuba Program are also available as AUSPA courses. In many cases, this will require assignments to be completed in Spanish. Students enrolled in the 300‐level Spanish courses may want to consider this option.

Optional Courses: (students must select 1 or 2 courses from this list)

AUART 260 Selected Topics in Art History: an Introduction to Cuban Film (3 credits)

Cuban film enjoys a global reputation. In this course, students will be introduced to Cuban film before and after the Revolution, studying key directors and approaches that make Cuban film distinctive.

AUGDS 223 Global and Development Studies Practicum (3 credits)

Students work with Cuban professors from Agricultural Studies and Coastal Management to understand the challenges facing local communities engaged in farming, fishing, and living in the fragile ecosystems surrounding Santiago de Cuba. The course combines classroom instruction with fieldwork.

AUPOL 239 ‐ Cuban Government and Politics (3 credits)

Survey of Cuban state institutions, political ideas, the Organs of Popular Power, the Community Party of Cuba, and mass organizations. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 239 and AUSPA 252.

AUSOC 279 ‐ Women in Contemporary Cuba (3 credits)

Sociological examination of the life of women in contemporary Cuba, focusing on the experience of women within families, workplaces, and education. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUSOC 279 and AUSPA 253.