Tue 4 Mar 2014
The College of the Siskiyous Humanities Department is pleased to offer a seven day travel-study program to Cuba (Humanities 1010: Culture of Cuba) July 3–10, 2014. This unique cultural journey will focus on the highlights of Havana and the surrounding area. Havana is rich in history and boasts four plazas diverse in architecture and culture. Participants will visit surrounding areas such as Las Terrazas to study a self-sustained community that began with terraced coffee plantations. The trip will also explore the art and educational systems of Cuba as well as current changes in the economy of Cuba. We will have the opportunity to join Cubans in their social activities and sample aspects of Afro-Cuban culture as expressed in their food, religion, dance and song.
In general, Humanities 1010 Travel Study courses at COS are focused on a particular topic in the humanities and take place as an extended travel to locations germane to the topic. Students will visit relevant artistic, historical, and cultural venues and other sites of educational interest. As legal travel to Cuba is restricted for American citizens, there are a limited number of opportunities for travel. Its recommended participants pay the deposit as soon as possible to guarantee a space in the program.
Maria Elena Fernandez is the instructor for Culture of Cuba. She has been teaching Literature, Creative Writing, and Humanities courses at College of the Siskiyous for 20 years. Fernandez earned her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from CSU, Sacramento. She has also completed advanced interdisciplinary studies in the Humanities at CSU, Dominguez Hills. Her poetry has appeared in Moving Mountain and Jefferson Monthly, and she was a guest poet on NPR’s West Coast Live. (more…)Share on Facebook