This cluster brings together students and faculty to understand a country whose past and future are bound up deeply with the United States and the rest of Latin America even as it has charted very different courses within contemporary history and social policy. Through multidisciplinary approaches to a changing Cuba today, students will explore vantages of culture and cinema, urbanism, and law in order to understand this complex nation and to draw lessons for other states worldwide.
This 2-unit 360 cluster runs over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year. Coastlines, by definition transitional environments, are naturally dynamic and resilient. But climate change, sea level rise and shifting species distributions are now causing rapid physical and ecological changes to the world’s coasts. Anticipating and addressing these changes requires understanding the physical, chemical and biological processes that interact at the land-sea boundary. To prepare and engage students in meeting these challenges, we offer a two-course, upper-level science 360°.