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HI 399: The Cold War

  • Course Travel Dates: March 4 - 12, 2017 plus spring semester class
  • Application & Deposit Deadline: October 15, 2016
  • Program Fee: $3,300 (plus airfare)

This course examines the Cold War, the international rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union that lasted from 1945-1991. We will explore the origins of the Soviet-American conflict, the two countries' struggle for global influence, and the effects of the Cold War on American and Soviet domestic affairs. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a week-long study abroad program to Cuba during spring break.

Upon satisfactory completion of this course students will be able to:

  • a basic understanding of the main themes and events in the Cold War;
  • a detailed understanding of the role of Cuba in the Cold War;
  • knowledge of Cuba's history and culture;
  • knowledge of contemporary Cuban society;
  • knowledge of contemporary U.S.-Cuban relations

HI 399 is a history and international relations elective and is pending approval to fulfil the global engagement core learning outcome.

While in Cuba you will visit the following sites to complement your lectures:

  • Jose Marti Memorial
  • Old Havana
  • Guanabacoa Museum
  • Overnight excursion to Trinidad & Bay of Pigs

HI 399 The Cold War will be taught throughout the spring semester with an optional international component over spring break. You must elect to take part in the international component prior to October 15, 2016. Travel dates: March 4 - March 12, 2017.

What's included in the program fee:

  • Group airport pick up and drop office in Cuba
  • On-site orientation
  • Most meals
  • Accomodation
  • Cultural Activities and excursions
  • International health and travel insurnace

What's not included:

  • Airfare: $400 (estimate) - the Office of International Programs will book a group flight and bill students for the actual cost of the flight.
  • Passport fee: $185
  • Spending money

Payment Schedule:

October 15, 2016: $500 deposit due with application
December 1: $1,600 due
January 17: $1,200 + flight cost due (est. $400)

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