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Summer Abroad Cuba - Courses

Revolutionary Cuba

On this Summer Abroad program, you can

  • Earn 8 quarter units in 4 weeks.
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements as listed in the General Catalog.
  • Experience academic coursework enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities.

Note to Non-UC Davis Students:

  • Students from other campuses should consult with their home campus to determine whether courses may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 
  • Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid can get an additional unit to meet unit minimums for financial aid eligibility. Please contact Summer Abroad for additional information.

Syllabus

Sample syllabus and itinerary (PDF)

The program syllabus and schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Class Format

This program takes advantage of using the location as the classroom. On a daily basis, you can expect to be moving about the city and areas you are traveling. The program instructor will provide more details with the syllabus and at the on-site orientation in Havana.

Earn GE credit! Some courses on this program offer GE credit. Expand the sections below to view course descriptions and type of credit offered.

Courses

You will enroll in the course set below. Expand the sections to view course descriptions. Auditing is not an option. UC Davis programs are academic programs so participants should expect a substantial amount of course work.

  • History (HIS) 165. Revolutionary Cuba (4 units)
  • Major social upheavals since 1900 in selected Latin American nations; similarities and differences in cause, course, and consequenceGE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS, WC, WE
  • History (HIS) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)
  • This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.

OR

  • History (HIS) 103. Topics in Historical Research (4 units).
  • Topics in Historical Research (4 units). Available only for students who have already taken HIS 165. GE credit: WE 
  • History (HIS) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)
  • This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.

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