Summer - faculty led
|Restrictions:||SIUE applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer - faculty led||2014||02/07/2014||02/15/2014||07/17/2014||07/26/2014|
|NOTE: Please note: Accepted students will need to make a deposit payment of $500 by no later than February 21, 2014 to reserve space in this program. A second payment of $1,500 will be due March 15, and the balance will be due April 1.|
|Housing Options:||Homestay, Hotel||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Program Type:||Faculty Led|
|Area of Study:||English Literature, History, Interdisciplinary Studies|
SIUE will offer a faculty led short term program to Havana, Cuba during Summer Session II, 2014 (July 7 - August 8). This unique course will be a blend of on campus learning combined with a study abroad component of 8 days in Cuba in the middle of the session. The core course is IS 399: Culture and Identity in Cuba. Students wishing to earn an additional 3 credits may do so via a History or English Independent Study Course (HIST 410, HIST 510, or ENG 499) arranged with the faculty leaders. Students who do not need IS credit may enroll in only one of the 3 credit independent study courses.
Enrollment options are:
For students seeking 3 credits:
Enrollment in 1 of the following courses: IS 399, HIST 410, HIST 510, or ENG 499
For students seeking 6 credits:
IS 399 plus 1 additional independent study course: HIST 410, HIST 510, or ENG 499
The study abroad portion of the course will include several days in Havana, visiting sites of cultural and historical importance as well as experiencing the textures and rhythms of daily life in the nation's capital and population center. Highlights include:
Museum of the Revolution in Havana
Museum of Fine Arts in Havana
Guided tour of Old Havana
A tour of the western end of the island to visit other towns and rural areas
Unique opportunities to speak with journalists and experts on indigenous religion, to meet hip hop artists & other musicians, and to visit artists' studios
Visits to organic farms and other sites of environmental interest
The group will experience a range of Cuban landscapes, from beaches to mountains, as well as urban centers. At every point the activities will be led by English speaking guides.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE FACULTY PROGRAM LEADERS:
Dr. Thomas Jordan, Department of Historical Studies, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Jordan specializes in Latin American history, teaching a wide variety of courses focusing on the whole region, with particular emphasis on Cuba, Mexico, and Brazil, along with a course that explores the relationship between Latin America and the United States. He lived for a year in Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar, and has previously led Study Abroad trips to Cuba, Brazil, and Costa Rica.
Dr. Jeff Skoblow, Department of English Language and Literature, Email: email@example.com
Professor Skoblow specializes in modern world literatures, with a particular emphasis on contemporary Latin American and Caribbean literature, and has taught modern U.S. literature as a Fulbright Scholar in Spain.