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Cuba: An Island-Nation of Contradictions

This two-week class focuses on the rich history of Cuba, current US-Cuban relations, and the future of the island nation. We begin by discussing the three phases of Cuban history: the Spanish Epoch (1492-1898), the US Epoch (1898 -1959) and the Castro Epoch (1959- present). We will also discuss the Cuban economy, the Cuban culture, and the issues that an American traveler might encounter.