Jul 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SS 459H - Rethinking Cuba

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course will introduce students to the ways that politics, architecture and urban planning, and international development strategies have worked to create present-day Cuba, with an emphasis on how the relationships between such influences on the country’s evolution can be rethought following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma. How should Cuba rebuild following this natural disaster - and what ideas should inform this rebuilding process? This course includes a required servant-leadership trip to Cuba, during which students will put into practice concepts discussed in the classroom. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • The student will be able to synthesize and analyze the power of place within the context of Cuba.
  • The student will become familiar with the fields of political science, architecture and urban planning, and international development - and how they operate in Cuba.
  • The student will gain an understanding, through a hands-on project, of how redevelopment works in Cuba.
  • The student will practice the tenets of servant-leadership in Cuba.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Michael Carriere

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