GEOG 3030 REVOLUTION AND THE CITY: HAVANA FIELD COURSE (April 30 – May 13, 2023)
Havana is the urban seat of the Cuban revolution and one of the world’s most interesting 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 1-5) 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 8-12), 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 2023 FIELD COURSE
- APPLICATIONS OPEN: OPEN NOW – APPLY HERE
- APPLICATIONS CLOSE: NOV 30, 2022
- APPLICANTS NOTIFIED: DEC 7, 2022
- 200 CAD DEPOSIT DUE: FEBRUARY 2023
- PROGRAM FEES DUE: FEBRUARY 2023
- ON CAMPUS PRE-TRIP SESSIONS: LATE APRIL (TBD)
- HAVANA FIELD COURSE: APRIL 30-MAY 13