GEOG 3030 REVOLUTION AND THE CITY: HAVANA FIELD COURSE (CARLETON UNIVERSITY)

DESCRIPTION   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).  For more information contact:  patrizia.gentile@carleton.ca  or  david.hugill@carleton.ca    Important Dates   Monday September 16, 2019 – Applications Open  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   Information Sessions   Thursday October 3, 2019 – 11:30 AM – Loeb A302  Monday November 4, 2019 – 2:30 PM – Loeb A302

DESCRIPTION

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).

For more information contact: patrizia.gentile@carleton.ca or david.hugill@carleton.ca

Important Dates

Monday September 16, 2019 – Applications Open 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

Information Sessions

Thursday October 3, 2019 – 11:30 AM – Loeb A302

Monday November 4, 2019 – 2:30 PM – Loeb A302