Economics 350 - Cuba in Flux
Under the rule of Fidel Castro, Cuba combined political repression and economic stagnation with high levels of health and education for such a poor country. A new difficulty arose for the regime and the people after the loss of subsidies from the USSR after 1991. Today, Fidel Castro's brother, Raul, continues the regime, but the country's political and economic future is very uncertain. This course combines a pre-departure course with three weeks of in-country interactions with Cubans as well as visiting significant sites and examining first-hand some of the key political, social and economic, and cultural issues effecting this island nation.
Course: Econ 350
Prerequisite: One credit pre-departure course
Program Directors: Karl Seeley and Patricia Dopazo
Curricular requirement: EL
Length of program: 20 days
Meals: All meals included
Prices of Off-Campus J Term programs are estimates. If there are factors that affect the final cost of a program, such as fluctuations in currency exchange rates or fuel price increases, a fee adjustment will be announced. Should there be a change in a program fee students will have two weeks from notification of that change, or until the last day of classes, (whichever is shorter) to pay.