Courses

The Year of Cuba courses focus on distinct elements of Cuban society, history, and art. Add them to your schedule and explore Cuban culture while earning academic credit.

Fall 2019

  • CRN: 83557
    Dates: Tuesday/Thursday
    Time:11AM-12:15PM                                                                                                        
    Place: English Building 231
    Prerequisite: ARH 2750 and ENGL 1102 
    Professor: Roberta Griffin

    Course Description:                                                                                                                
    A study of Latin-American art from the colonial period to the present. Students in this course study art of the Spanish and Portuguese colonial period, art of the nineteenth century following independence, and major developments and trends in modern painting, sculpture, and architecture since 1900.

  • CRN: 83557
    Dates: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    Time:11:15AM-12:05PM                                                                                                    
    Place: Burruss Building 151
    Prerequisite: N/A
    Professor: Vivian Kirby

    Course Description:                                                                                                            
    This course provides students with the knowledge and tools necessary to critically examine social and policy issues from an economic perspective. Fundamental economic questions as they relate to individuals, firms, and society in the modern global world are addressed. Students learn about different economic systems, how markets function, the role of government in the economy, the basis for international trade, measurement of macroeconomic performance, and the impact of globalization on living standards and economic growth.

  • CRN: 80735
    Dates: Monday/Wednesday
    Time: 3:30PM-4:45PM                                                                                                    
    Place: Social Science Building 2030
    Prerequisite: SPAN 3304 and SPAN 3305  
    Professor: Arturo Castro

    Course Description:                                                                                                              
    An exploration of a period, movement or genre in literature, a topic in culture, or language-related issues. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on Hispanic cultures. Course taught in Spanish.

  • CRN: 83744
    Dates: Tuesday/Thursday 
    Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM                                                                                                    
    Place: Social Science Building 2025
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 or GEOG 1130  
    Professor: Vanessa Slinger-Friedman

    Course Description:                                                                                                            
    This course studies the major physical, cultural and geopolitical sub-regions in Latin America and the Caribbean. In-depth geographic awareness and knowledge of the Latin American and Caribbean region is gained from the study of physical landscapes, natural hazards, economics, historical geography, environmental and resource issues, cultures and societies, urbanization, development, current events, and prospects for the future. 

  • CRN: 80917
    Dates: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 
    Time: 2:30PM-3:20PM                                                                                                      
    Place: Social Science Building 3010
    Prerequisite: HIST 1111  or HIST 1112

    Professor: Alan Lebaron

    Course Description

    Examines the Mesoamerican pre-classic civilizations, the Aztec Empire and the Maya kingdoms, the Spanish conquest and establishment of New Spain, and the independent nation-states of Mexico and Central America. Themes include Spanish colonialism, the Indian struggle for justice, modern nation-state building, and relations with the United States. It will include a special emphasis on Cuba in conjunction with the Year of Cuba.                                                                                                          

     

  • CRN: 82081
    Dates: Monday
    Time: 3:30PM-6:15PM                                                                                                    
    Place: Social Science Building 1019
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102  
    Professor: Ernesto Silva

    Course Description:                                                                                                            
    This course studies the major physical, cultural and geopolitical sub-regions in Latin America and the Caribbean. In-depth geographic awareness and knowledge of the Latin American and Caribbean region is gained from the study of physical landscapes, natural hazards, economics, historical geography, environmental and resource issues, cultures and societies, urbanization, development, current events, and prospects for the future. 

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Spring 2020

  • Professor: Jessica Stephenson

  • Professor: TBD

  • Professor: Alan Lebaron
  • Professor: Jennifer Dickey
  • Professor: Dan Paracka (Year of Cuba Faculty Learning Community)
  • Professor: Thomas Nisely
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