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2014 UT Travel Course: GWA 353 Cuba and the U.S.
Havana, Cuba
Program Terms: UT Travel Course
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: UT Travel Course Minimum GPA: 2.5
Areas of Study: Government & Politics, History, International & Cultural Studies, Latin American Studies Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: GWA 100, 200, or 201, Instructor Permission Required, SPA 101
Program Description:
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One of the best—and easiest—ways you can internationalize your education at The University of Tampa is by taking one of the university’s travel courses. Here’s how it works: You enroll in an on-campus course with a travel component. After the on-campus portion, during the summer, spring break or winter intersession, you and your classmates take off, all while earning UT academic credit.

Visit the Office of International Programs to discuss this course with an education abroad advisor and apply online at Please note: graduating seniors may enroll in this course; however, degrees and diplomas will be delayed until the end of the semester during which the grade is submitted, usually the August degree conferral date.

This course will introduce student to the developments, past and present, that define Cuba-US relations. The course will have a strong emphasis on the historical importance of Jose Marti, Cuba’s most prominent political and literary writer. Special attention will be given to Marti’s writings wile in exile to the US, with a special focus on his visits to the Tampa area. The period of the republic will reveal the great extent to which Cuban political economy was tied to the interests of its neighbor to the north. Students will learn about the conditions that lead to Castro’s revolutionary movement and the deterioration of the relationship between the two countries that culminated in the US embargo. Students will study how the animosity intensified during the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, and consider how the relationship will evolve when the Castro years come to an end.

INSTRUCTOR:   Dr. James Lopez, Associate Professor and Dr. Denis Rey, Assistant Professor
WHERE:             Cuba
WHEN:               Course meets May term and travels May 11-25, 2014
COST:                $3,149 not including the cost of tuition*

*Program information subject to change

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This program is currently not accepting applications.