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ARCH478D/ARCH678D/RDEV689C/URSP688R/HISP619C: Havana's Art & Culture: The intersection of architecture, planning, preservation, and economics

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Maryland Virtual
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Global Classrooms Team

GCThis course will explore art and culture in Havana, Cuba as the intersection of architecture, planning, preservation, and economics, including real estate development. Havana is one of the oldest cities in the hemisphere, having just celebrated its 500th anniversary. The course will provide the opportunity for the students to intensely interact (virtually, from Havana) with Cuban experts in each discipline. Students will first learn about the rich and complex contextual past and present framework for how these four disciplines interact and are manifested in the arts, culture, and society. Group projects will apply the learning to specific neighborhoods in Havana. 

UMD undergraduates and graduates are eligible. Register in Testudo for one of the following three credit courses:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). This course will be offered from January 3-21, 2022.

OIA International Education Scholarship
The Office of International Affairs is committed to increasing student access to international education opportunities, both at home and abroad. The OIA International Education Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to students who enroll in one of OIA's Global Classroom's for Winter 2022. Eligible students can receive up to the value of three credits of undergraduate tuition ($1,122) based on financial need and funding availability. 

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: Degree seeking UMD student with a FAFSA on file who is registered for one of the Winter 2022 Global Classrooms courses

Apply by 11:59 pm EST on December 1, 2021. Funding decisions will be released by December 17. 

The Instructor Team includes Reemberto Rodriguez, a Cuban-born long-time practitioner of all four disciplines focused on the course with recent emphasis in placemaking and community organizing; Gerrit Knapp, Director of UMD’s National Center for Smart Growth; Isabel Rigol, retired architecture professor and prolific speaker from the University of Havana; Manuel Ochoa, Economic Development Consultant; and Manela Diez, a facilitator of family and architectural journeys to Cuba. This Instructor Team will be augmented by virtual participation of practitioners from Havana. The course will be in English. For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

*Please note this program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship

Tuition: Undergraduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident $374
Out-of-State Resident $1,529
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $768
Out-of-State Resident  $1,706
Winter Distance Learning Fee   $90

Costs listed above are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates for Winter 2022. Additional student fees assessed by the university may be charged, please see the Office of Extended Studies for more information.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Winterterm 2023 10/15/2022 09/01/2022