(Faculty Led Virtual Summer Course) Cuba and Spain: The Paradoxes of Post-Colonialism

 Faculty Led
  • Virtual, taught online from New York

The University at Albany, SUNY continues to monitor and assess the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus pandemic. All Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 education abroad programs worldwide are suspended, and Fall 2021 remains uncertain. While there are no definite answers on when education abroad programming will resume, programs abroad are not expected to all re-open at the same time. Instead, when education abroad relaunches only a limited number of programs and destinations will be available, evaluated based on global travel conditions, health and safety guidelines, SUNY System Administration re-opening protocols, and UAlbany priorities. Therefore at this time, students cannot apply for any UAlbany education abroad programs for Fall 2021 or any future term, as we await guidance and approval from SUNY System Administration. The process of review and approval to re-open programs and destinations will be ongoing. As you plan now for your global future, our dedicated Education Abroad team remains ready and available to assist and guide you! Join our virtual events throughout the Spring 2021 semester and check out our credit bearing virtual options for Summer 2021.

Application Deadline

May 10 2021

Program Start

Forthcoming

Program End

Forthcoming

Partner University

City

  • Virtual

Program Term

  • Summer

Language of Instruction

English

Faculty Led

Program Details

Fully Online Academic Course

Earn three SUNY credits for “Cuba and Spain: The Paradoxes of Post-Colonialism”. For UAlbany students, this fully online virtual course fulfills major/minor elective requirements within Latin American Studies or Political Science or History, AND fulfills the International Perspectives general education requirement. There will be two synchronous meetings each week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm EST. The rest of the course will be asynchronous.



UAlbany students register for this course via the UAlbany Schedule of Classes (GINS 398 class 2617) and by clicking the Apply Now button, located at the top of this web page.  

Non-UAlbany students must click the Apply Now button, located at the top of this web page. Upon acceptance, UAlbany Education Abroad staff will arrange for your placement in the course.

*Course is subject to minimum enrollment. 

Course Syllabus

Please review the tentative Summer 2021 syllabus for course information.

Overview:

Cuba was a Spanish colony for over 300 years. When that ended in 1898, the relationship between the two countries continued and, in some ways, grew stronger, through ongoing migratory, economic and cultural links. While the relationship between Cuba and the United States has received a lot of attention, that between Cuba and Spain is less well known. This course will study that relationship through three influential moments in the 20th and 21st centuries: The Spanish Civil War, which brought anti-fascist Cubans to Spain, including the prominent poet Nicolás Guillén; the Cuban Revolution, which had important economic, political and cultural repercussions in Spain, and recent migrations, in particular of a group of Cuban political prisoners who were given Spanish asylum in 2010. Through the use of primary and secondary sources, students will engage these histories and come to understand the transnational relationship between the metropolis and its former colony.

Course Timing

The Cuba and Spain: The Paradoxes of Post-Colonialism course will be offered as a 4-Week Session 1 at UAlbany (4W1) from May 24, 2021 to June 18, 2021. There will be two synchronous meetings each week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm EST. The rest of the course will be asynchronous.

Course Credit

This is a 3-credit course.  



General Education Information for UAlbany Students

This course will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement at UAlbany. No additional approval is required for you to fulfill this general elective requirement.

Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students

This course has been approved to be equivalent to ALCS 330 or RPOS 300 level elective or AHIS 300 level elective at UAlbany.

This course may satisfy other major and minor requirements, upon approval by the academic department.

Transcript

Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. For UAlbany students, your grade in this course will be recorded in two places:

  • As satisfactory/unsatisfactory on your official transcript as a GINS course (a placeholder that indicates participation in the fully online virtual education abroad course)
  • As a letter grade (A-E) on your transcript supplement (a supplemental document that includes the title of the course, number of credits awarded, and the actual letter grade you earned)

NOTE: the letter grade (A-E) earned in this course does not count in the cumulative GPA at UAlbany but the letter grade earned will appear permanently on the transcript supplement which is permanently attached to your official UAlbany transcript.



If you are a student from another four-year SUNY school, UAlbany will prepare a Transcript Supplement for you. Unless you have a hold on your account, we will automatically send it to the Education Abroad office at your home campus. The Transcript Supplement prepared by UAlbany will show the title of the course, the number of SUNY credits earned as determined by UAlbany, and the actual letter grade. If you have any questions about the Transcript Supplement, contact the UAlbany Education Abroad office. Please check with the Education Abroad Office at your home campus to see how this grade will be incorporated into your official records as each SUNY campus makes its own rules.

 

Your Instructor

This fully online virtual course is taught by Professor Alejandra Bronfman, Chair, Associate Professor, and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies.

Professor Bronfman’s research interests include 20th century Caribbean and Latin America, imperial and transnational history, violence and the production of knowledge, histories of race, broadcasting, sound, listening, and sonic archives, and histories of ethnography.

Estimate of Costs

Summer 2021

SUNY tuition and fee rates apply at the NY-state resident rate or non-NY resident rate based on your permanent residency.

Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your course.

Academic Requirements

Good academic standing required. 

UAlbany students register for this course via the UAlbany Schedule of Classes (GINS 398 class 2617) and by clicking the Apply Now button, located at the top of this web page.  

Non-UAlbany students must click the Apply Now button, located at the top of this web page. Upon acceptance, UAlbany Education Abroad staff will arrange for your placement in the course.

*Course is subject to minimum enrollment. 

Scholarship Opportunity for Women of Color

The Diverse International Women Of Color (DWIC) is offering a Summer 2021 Study Abroad Scholarship intended to assist women of color who are exceptional in their studies and in need of financial assistance to study abroad/take a virtual study abroad course. DIWC will award two $200 scholarships to women of color who have been accepted to a virtual summer 2021 study abroad program. Additional information can be found here. NOTE: This external scholarship is not administered by UAlbany. 

Program Advisor

Huckleby, Carmeisha

chuckleby@albany.edu

This is a fully online course taught virtually from New York. 

Fully Online Course Dates

Summer 2021

4-Week Session 1 at UAlbany (4W1)

05/24/2021 to 06/18/2021

Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The rest of the course will be asynchronous. (GINS 398 class 2617)

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change.