Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 4495C - Cuban History

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course will introduce the student to the broad history of modern Cuba. Close attention will be paid to the country’s recent political history, as we discuss such topics as imperialism and life under colonial rule, the anti-colonial movement, the struggle for independence, the Revolutionary movement, and post-revolution politics. At the same time, issues of economic development will also be covered. The people of Cuba will remain center stage throughout the quarter, as will the ways such individuals navigated the worlds of race/ethnicity, political violence, the Cold War, and the contemporary War on Terror in Cuba. While based in the field of history, this course will employ an interdisciplinary approach that will draw liberally from such disciplines as sociology, economics, anthropology, and contemporary journalism in an effort to address the development and evolution of modern Cuba. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Explain the broad history of modern Cuba
  • Apply the knowledge of modern Cuban history to make sense of contemporary issues in Cuba
  • Analyze literature, film, and architecture associated with Cuba
  • Directly engage with a culture outside of the United States
  • Critically assess such cultural engagement

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • None

Dr. Michael Carriere

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