GEOG 3030 REVOLUTION AND THE CITY: HAVANA FIELD COURSE (MAY 9-23, 2020)
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 11 to 15th) 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 18-22), 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).
Upcoming Information Sessions
Saturday September 21, 2019 – 10:00 AM – Tory 340 (IER fair, for BGINS students)
Thursday October 3, 2019 – 11:30 AM – Loeb A302 (Open to all students)
Monday November 4, 2019 – 2:30 PM – Loeb A302 (Open to all students)
Monday September 16, 2019 – Applications Open (CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW)
Friday November 15, 2019 – Applications Close
Wednesday November 20, 2019 – Applicants Notified
Monday December 2, 2019 – $200 Deposit Due
Wednesday January 15, 2020 – Full program fee due
Monday May 4 and Tuesday May 5 – On-Campus Course Sessions and Pre-Trip Meetings
Saturday May 9 to Saturday May 23 – Havana Field Course