ATS3251 - Cuba study tour - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Carlos Uxo


Dr Carlos Uxo

Unit guides



  • Term 1 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.





This study tour offers a unique environment for students to engage with the history politics and culture of Cuba. Students will undertake a two-week intensive stay in Cuba where they will have the opportunity to engage with academics, activists and leading cultural figures. Students will be asked to engage with some of key challenges facing Cuba today and to consider these in a broader global context. A key component of this study tour will be directed at developing students' cultural literacy.


Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. develop awareness of the contemporary Cuban context;
  2. understand the global position of Cuba and the historical forces that shaped the revolution and continue to impact the nation today;
  3. communicate an academic understanding of key issues/challenges in the region;
  4. demonstrate intercultural competence in practice and a capacity for teamwork.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Off-campus attendance requirements

Two week intensive study tour of Cuba (Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad)

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