During the program, you will take one course for a total of 6 UC Berkeley units.
Course: Geography 100
Title: Field Study of Cuba: Landscapes of Power, Production, and Promise
Dates: July 11 – August 5, 2017
Instructor: Elizabeth Vasile, Ph.D.
Units: 6 units
This is a field course in the cultural geography tradition. Using the landscape as our reference and organizing framework, and the field as our classroom, we will explore the historical transformation of Cuban cities, towns, and countryside from colonial times up to the present. We focus our exploration through two particular perspectives. First, we pay special attention to production in key sectors of the Cuban economy at different historical moments, and examine the ways their attendant forms of labor, ownership, technology, and trade have shaped the cultural landscape. The other major point of reference for this course is representations of Cuba as a place: what has Cuba stood for over time, to Cubans and to outsiders, and how have these stories played out in the forms and functions of the Cuban landscape?
This course satisfies the L&S International Studies breadth requirement. Please note that academic requirements may change. Consult with your college/major advisor to see which degree requirements this course may fulfill.
Summer Abroad staff will enroll you in courses after your acceptance to the program. Please make sure there are no active blocks on your student account that may impact your course enrollment.