Cuban Studies Certifcate

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Cuban Studies Certificate Program Overview

Burlington College has secured a license from the U.S. Department of Treasury to establish educational programs in Cuba. In 2007, the College entered into a cooperative agreement with the University of Havana to accept Burlington College students for a semester of full-time study at the University's main campus in Havana. The University of Havana, founded in 1728, is one of the oldest and most acclaimed universities in the world. Located in the heart of Havana, the educational, political, and cultural capital of Cuba, many of its professors are famed writers and scholars. Students accepted into this unique program should be prepared to live in a sometimes unfamiliar but always fascinating city and society.

Certificate Requirements

Students will be enrolled for a total of sixteen credit hours through the following courses:

  • A Cuban Studies class focused on politics, economics, and history, designed and taught by faculty at the University of Havana;
  • A Spanish language course-the level to be determined by a placement test in Havana;
  • A cinema studies course offered by Cinema Studies at Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano;
  • One or two electives at the University of Havana chosen from a wide diversity of classes in all fields of the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences

Students interested in pursuing this semester abroad opportunity should work closely with their academic advisor to incorporate it into their degree plan.


Requirements
Required (12 credits)
IAS270-Cuba: Spanish for Foreign Students
IAS272-Cuba: Politics, Economics, and History
IAS276-Cuba: Cinema Studies at Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano
Electives (4 credits)
IAS271/273/274-Cuba: Electives at the University of Havana


Total Credits: 16

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Students accepted into this unique program should be prepared to live in a sometimes unfamiliar but always fascinating city and society.