The opening of trade between the U.S. and Cuba marks a significant transition in the countries’ diplomatic relations. Amid this fascinating transitional period, Green Mountain College is offering students two interdisciplinary courses during the spring 2017 semester including a travel opportunity to Cuba.
“Cuba in Transition: Energy, Sustainability, and Justice” will examine historical and modern Cuban culture, with a focus on conceptions of sustainability, capacity for incoming renewable energy businesses, and the relationship with social justice in a country that is governed by socialism.
“Renewable Energy Technology Applications” will focus a course project on assessing the renewable resource potential in Cuba in support of the “Cuba in Transition” course. The project builds off of students’ understanding of renewable energy resources, technologies and policies to deeply examine current and future projections for clean energy development in Cuba.
The courses are offered by prof. Steven Letendre (economics and environmental studies) and prof. Mindy Blank (scholar in residence, environmental studies).