GEOG 3030 REVOLUTION AND THE CITY: HAVANA FIELD COURSE (MAY 7-21, 2022)
Havana is one of the world’s most enigmatic cities. This spring, Carleton students are invited to challenge assumptions and develop a deeper understanding of the Cuban capital through a two week immersive learning experience.
Over the course of fourteen days of site visits, in-class learning, and self-directed research, participants will look closely at the complexities of Havana’s urban system. The course will engage with a range of topics, including urban history, urban development, sustainability, architecture (pre and post revolution), urban culture (including visual art, music, and dance), and questions of urban equity (including gender and race).
In the first week (May 9-13) of the program, students will learn from Cuban professors and researchers at the Facultad Latinamericano de Ciencias Socialies (FLACSO Cuba) in the mornings and visit key sites in the afternoon. In the second week of the program (May 16-20), students will work with Cuban urbanists and sustainability experts, as well as conduct independent field research. The program culminates in the production of a final research paper.
Participants will earn 0.5 credits at the third-year level. The program is open to undergraduate students with at least third year standing (in some cases, second year students will be considered).
IMPORTANT DATES FOR MAY 2022 FIELD COURSE
UPDATE: Due to the ongoing health crisis in Canada and Cuba, we are unsure if it will be possible to run a field course in May 2022. We will make a final decision by January 2022.