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    SPA 481SEM - Cuba Today
    Cuba Today GUI Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   23401   Enrollment Capacity:   20
    Section:   GUI   Enrollment Total:   20
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   CLOSED
    Days, Time:   T R , 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM
    Room:   Baldy 117 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Cuba is the closest non-contiguous neighbor to the United States, but if you are a U.S. citizen, you are prohibited by law to go there as a tourist! It is not a Cuban law but a U.S. law that prevents you to go there just to have fun. If you were born in the U.S, and have a passport, the Cuban government will let you in and you won?t need a visa. Your money is welcome. Why the prohibition on tourism? Is it because Cuba is a communist country? Well, no. China and Vietnam are still communist countries and Americans can go there. Besides, American students are allowed to go to Cuba for purposes other than tourism (to study, do research, etc.) The present differences cannot be understood without knowledge of the history of U.S-Cuba relations, which have not always been satisfactory to both nations. That history extends to these days.
      Course Description
    Cuba is the closest non-contiguous neighbor to the US, but if you are a US citizen, you are not allowed to go there without special permission from your government. Why is that the case? Cuba is a communist country but so is Vietnam and no permission is needed to visit there. This difference cannot be completely understood without knowledge of the history of US-Cuba relations. The course focuses on this history. There is no prerequisite. The course will be taught in English and all readings will be in English.
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