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Havana's Art & Culture: The Intersection of Architecture, Planning, Preservation, and Economics

This course will introduce architecture, planning, preservation, and economics of Havana.

Terms Offered

Winter 2022


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Course Details

This 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.  This Instructor Team will be augmented by virtual participation of practitioners from Havana. The course will be in English. 

Number of credits: 3

How You Will Learn and Work

This is a Global Classrooms Connections CourseThis course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Cultural Connection

Havana, Cuba

General Education Credits



School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Prerequisites & Restrictions


Faculty Highlight

Reemberto Rodriguez

Faculty Highlight

Gerrit J Knaap

Tuition & Scholarship

Course costs should be calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fees for undergraduate students and graduate students.

Students enrolled in winter and summer Global Classrooms courses may be eligible for the International Education Scholarship.

Cancellation and Refunds

Global Classrooms courses follow UMD's Schedule Adjustment policies. 

Questions & Contact Info

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