PSCI 349
Cuba and the United States
Last Offered Fall 2007
Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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With the passing of Fidel Castro on the horizon, we examine the long and deeply felt history of dependence and conflict between Cuba and its colossal neighbor to the north. It begins with the political economy of the colony, then covers the Cuba- US relationship from José Martí and 1898 through the Cold War to the present, emphasizing the revolutionary period. Tutorial topics include the significance of Martí, sovereignty and the Platt Amendment, as well as various aspects of the communist regime: mobilizational politics; cultural expression; race and national identity; policies on gender and sexual orientation; social programs; political institutions; and the evolution of the Cuban exile community in the US. Materials include journalism, official publications, biographies, travel accounts, polemics, policy statements of the US government, and a wide range of academic works.
The Class: Format: tutorial; a lecture in the first week; then ten weeks of tutorial; then a discussion class in the final week
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1262
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: five 5- to 6-page papers, five 1- to 2-page responses, and one 1-page essay for the final class
Prerequisites: any course on Latin America or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Political Science majors
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
AMST Space and Place Electives
INST Latin American Studies Electives
LATS Countries of Origin + Transnationalism Elect
PSCI Comparative Politics Courses

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