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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Masters Course on Latin American Culture Winds up in Camagüey
Camagüey, Jul 31.- Cultural researches and studies of the knowledge branches related to Humanistic Sciences have been favored in Camagüey for 22 years, with the Masters on Latin American Culture, which now reaches its last graduation.
According to Dr. Olga García Yero, founder of the academic staff that since the very beginning have guaranteed this postgraduate upgrading sponsored by the Higher Institute of the Arts (ISA), “through this course some more competent and prepared professionals graduate, and besides there is the provision of knowledge related to matters not so dealt with by local researchers”.
“The first edition of the Masters on Latin American Culture began back in 1990, from that moment on there have been seven promotions. Teaching is done in a year and a half, which prepares students for further research and then their dissertations”, García Yero added.
“Over 100 students have graduated, five research works of which have turned into doctoral dissertations – emphasized the Camagüey-born researcher -, and virtually 40 per cent of these have been published in books, by both provincial and national publishing houses”.
The studies carried out to apply for the Master's degree title on Latin American Culture have obtained national and international awards; the results being presented in congresses, in and outside the country.
Among the subject-matters most debated in research we have Cuban, Caribbean and Latin-American literature; regional history; study of cultural institutions and diverse artistic expressions.
In addition, the work of authors such as poetess Dulce Maria Loynaz and storyteller Maria Helen Llana has been analyzed; as well as the the treatment of different topics in publications like the Social magazine of the Republic period with marked cultural features, as stated by the also member of the Academic Committee.
This master’s course has graduated students from Camagüey and other Cuban provinces: Havana, Matanzas, Las Tunas, Holguin, Ciego de Avila, Guantanamo and Villa Clara.
As requested by Ciego de Avila’s Provincial Department of Culture and Villa Clara’s Samuel Feijó Research Center House, the academic staff worked in these provinces with editions destined to professionals of the above-mentioned provinces. (Daymaris Taboada Moreno/Radio Cadena Agramonte).
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