Courses in Córdoba, Argentina

Terms:
Program Types:

Language Courses

SPAN 165ANS - ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice.

Credits:5
Contact Hours:80
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_165ANS_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 265ANS - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH SUMMER

Course work at this level focuses on the improvement of accuracy and fluency. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.

Prerequisites:

One year of elementary college Spanish or the equivalent

Credits:5
Contact Hours:80
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_265AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 350ANS - ADVANCED SPANISH I

Students reflect upon the main grammatical structures, becoming fluent in Spanish, so as to only hesitate in unknown contexts or in expressing nuances or subtleties in the language. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent

Credits:5
Contact Hours:80
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_350AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 351ANS - ADVANCED SPANISH II

Students develop skills in using Spanish confidently and effectively, focusing upon improvement in the rules of grammar and politeness in Spanish, and self-correction. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.

Prerequisites:

One semester of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:5
Contact Hours:80
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_351AN_Syllabi.pdf -

Experiential Learning Courses

INT 490AN - INTERNSHIP COURSE

Practical experience in international business, tourism, communications, or other fields through placement in a local business or organization.

Prerequisites:

Prerequisite: Minimum of one previous language course at the advanced level and separate application required. See http://www.spanishstudies.org/internship-course.html.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:113
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba INT490.pdf -
INT 490ANS - INTERNSHIP COURSE

Practical experience through placement in a local company or organization.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/internshipoption

Credits:3
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:Cordoba INT490.pdf -
INT 491AN - INTENSIVE INTERNSHIP

Practical experience in Spanish language and culture through placement in local business or organization. In addition to completing the regular internship duties, the student uses tools such as journaling, dialogue, and memoir to enrich the quality of their integration into work culture.

Prerequisites:

The successful completion of two courses in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Minimum 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework.

Credits:8
Contact Hours:360
Terms:Fall, Spring
IRP 490AN - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT

Independent research on a subject of the student's choice. For additional information on undertaking an independent research project, visit our website at www.spanishstudies.org/internship-course.html

Terms:Fall, Spring
LTC 490AN - ARGENTINE POPULAR CULTURE

Explore Argentine culture through cuisines, dance, horseback riding, and cultural visits. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses. The additional price for LTC 490AN for 2018 is $500.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LTC_490AN.pdf -
SVL 490AN - SERVICE LEARNING COURSE

Engagement in the culture through community service in a local organization.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/service-learning.html

Credits:3
Contact Hours:113
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SVL_490_Syllabus.pdf -
SVL 490ANS - SERVICE LEARNING COURSE

Engagement in the culture through community service in a local organization.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required. www.spanishstudies.org/service-learning.html

Credits:3
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:Cordoba_SVL_490_Syllabus.pdf -
SVL 491AN - INTENSIVE SERVICE LEARNING.

Engagement in the culture through community service in a local organization. In addition to completing the regular service learning duties, the student uses tools such as journaling, dialogue and memoir to enrich the quality of their integration into work culture.

Prerequisites:

The successful completion of two courses in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Minimum 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework.

Credits:8
Contact Hours:360
Terms:Fall, Spring

Cross-Cultural Reflection Course

SPAN 343AN - CULTURAL REALITIES OF ARGENTINA

Taught by Resident Director, this course seeks to guide the student through the cultural adaptation period, leading them to a profound analysis of their experiences in Argentina. Through discussion, journaling, and oral presentations students reflect upon their own adaptation with the eventual goal of integration into Argentine culture. Students explore Argentine culture, society, labor, religion, economics, and leisure, with the purpose of better understanding their own cultural journey and managing culture shock.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:COR_SPAN_343AN_Syllabus.pdf -

Intensive Period Language Courses

SPAN 265AN - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH

Course work at this level focuses on the improvement of accuracy and fluency. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.

Credits:5
Contact Hours:80
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_265AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 350AN - ADVANCED SPANISH I

Students reflect upon the main grammatical structures, becoming fluent in Spanish, so as to only hesitate in unknown contexts or in expressing nuances or subtleties in the language. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent

Credits:5
Contact Hours:80
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_350AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 351AN - ADVANCED SPANISH II

Students develop skills in using Spanish confidently and effectively, focusing upon improvement in the rules of grammar and politeness in Spanish, and self-correction. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.

Prerequisites:

SPAN 350AN (Advanced Spanish I) or the equivalent.

Credits:5
Contact Hours:80
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_351AN_Syllabi.pdf -

Latin American Studies Courses

LAS 370AN - ARGENTINE CULTURE

Overview of Argentine art and culture of the 20th century. Special emphasis on music (folklore, tango, rock and roll), cinema and literature.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LAS_370AN_Syllabi.pdf -
LAS 372AN - LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE

Overview of the most important historic and cultural processes of the region, from pre-Columbian times to nowadays. Special emphasis on South American culture.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LAS_372AN_Syllabi.pdf -
LAS 374AN - ARGENTINA AND ITS REGIONAL DIVERSITY

This course integrates the study of the five Argentine regions (metropolitan areas, the "pampa", the Andes, Patagonia and Entre Ríos) from different perspectives: physical and political geography, economy, politics and culture.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LAS_374AN_Syllabi.pdf -
LAS 376AN - ARGENTINE HISTORY

The course studies the most important historical periods in Argentina in the 19th and 20th centuries. Special emphasis on historical issues of the last 50 years.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LAS_376AN_Syllabi.pdf -
LAS 378AN - LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

A study of the history of the region from Spanish conquest and colony to the 20th century. Special emphasis on present-day issues.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LAS_378AN_Syllabi.pdf -
LAS 380AN - LATIN AMERICAN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES

An approach to the region related to distribution of population, quality of life and poverty. The course will cover social movements: the landless, the Latin-American megalopolis, the new reality of rural areas, South America's integration into the Mercosur Region.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LAS_380AN_Syllabi.pdf -
LAS 382AN - ARGENTINE ART

This course relates art history to cultural history from a sociological perspective of art. Students study the characteristics of Argentine art and how it defines itself in the international context. The relationship between visual arts, audiovisual arts, and music will be especially considered.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LAS_382AN_Syllabi.pdf -
LAS 384AN - LATIN AMERICAN ART

This course approaches some of the key historical moments in the development of art in the region. Topics include the relationship between characteristic features of national cultures and other tendencies of the region, pre-Columbian cultural forms and colonial art, art crafts at the time of national independence movements, development of modern art programs, plastic arts in the second half of the 20th century, and, finally, current debates about identity in Latin American art.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LAS_384AN_Syllabi.pdf -
LAS 386AN - INTRODUCTION TO ARGENTINE CINEMA

This course explores cinematic production in Argentina from its beginnings. Students will study how film follows the country's political processes and changes, as well as themes such as the quality of production, topography of the land, and cultural diversity of the country.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LAS_386AN_Syllabi.pdf -
LAS 388AN - ECONOMIC AND URBAN GEOGRAPHY OF ARGENTINA
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_LAS_388AN_Syllabi.pdf -

Grammar and Content Courses

LAS 372ANS - LATIN AMERICAN .CULTURE

Overview of the most important historic and cultural processes of the region, from pre-Columbian times to nowadays. Special emphasis on South American culture.  

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:LAS 372ANS Cultura Latinoamericana.pdf -
LAS 376ANS - ARGENTINE HISTORY

This course studies the most important historical periods in Argentina in the 19th and 20th centuries. Special emphasis on historical issues of the last 50 years.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:LAS 376ANS Historia Argentina.pdf -
LAS 378ANS - LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

A study of the history of the region from Spanish conquest and colony to the 20th century. Special emphasis on present-day issues.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:LAS 378ANS Historia Latinoamericana.pdf -
LAS 388ANS - LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

This course will offer an introduction to a range of Latin American films from different periods and styles, including the major directors and aesthetic trends that characterize the new, contemporary Latin American cinema.  The films will be studied in their political, historical, social and cultural context.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:LAS 388ANS Cine Latinoamericano.pdf -
SPAN 352ANS - ADVANCED GRAMMAR

This course focuses on studying Spanish grammar in depth. It is structured so that students can have an approach to different text types, and to the discursive and linguistic strategies related to each of them.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_352AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 354ANS - ADVANCED COMPOSITION

Students develop a better understanding of the nature of writing skills. Students also progress in their mastery of writing in Spanish and broaden their knowledge of Latin American culture.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_354AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 356ANS - ADVANCED CONVERSATION

Students master spoken Spanish expression to reach fluency, only hesitating in unknown contexts or in the expression of nuances or subtleties in the language.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_356AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 358ANS - SPANISH FOR BUSINESS

A practical examination of the forms of business communication in the Hispanic world including commercial vocabulary, the writing of business letters, and oral practice with business dialogues.  Discussons of business news and study of business documents.

Prerequisites:

1 year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:SPAN_358ANS_SPANISH_FOR_BUSINESS.pdf -
SPAN 362ANS - LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Overview of the most important literary movements in Latin America in the 20th century. Special emphasis on narrative, poetry and essay writing.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer

Integrated Course Options

UNCINT - INTEGRATED COURSES AT UNC

Integrated Studies students in Córdoba choose 1 or 2 regular university classes in a variety of academic areas. Courses are alongside Argentine students at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. See  https://www.unc.edu.ar/node/353  for course listings. Here's a link for Recommended Course Guide for courses students have taken in the past.

Prerequisites:

2 semesters of advanced college Spanish or equivalent

Córdoba Integrated Courses Guide-UNC

UNCGuide - Córdoba Integrated Studies Course Guide
Please press the Syllabi button below to find the guide to Integrated Course options at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. If you have any questions, please contact our U.S. office at (413)256-0011 or at info@spanishstudies.org.
Terms:Fall, Spring

Language and Literature Courses

SPAN 254AN - INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION

This course is designed to develop written production of complex texts in formal and academic registers. Students learn to handle the liguistic forms and syntactic structures of Spanish while developing comprehension and production strategies to become autonomous writers. Students also learn to select and organize information in expository texts and express ideas and feelings in narrative texts.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_254AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 256AN - INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

The objective of this course is to develop oral expression and strengthen fluency. Class activities include role-playing and oral presentations about Argentina and Latin America's cultural issues. The course emphasizes the use of functional language in communicative contexts in Argentina.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_256AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 350AN - ADVANCED SPANISH I

Students reflect upon the main grammatical structures, becoming fluent in Spanish, so as to only hesitate in unknown contexts or in expressing nuances or subtleties in the language. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.

Prerequisites:

One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent

Credits:5
Contact Hours:80
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_350AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 351AN - ADVANCED SPANISH II

Students develop skills in using Spanish confidently and effectively, focusing upon improvement in the rules of grammar and politeness in Spanish, and self-correction. Classes are taught from a communicative point of view to develop all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Class activities and assignments (practical grammar exercises, role plays, pair work, and debates) deal with functional language contents in real life situations. Class and extracurricular activities combine to foster cultural immersion. Students participate in several cultural events, such as cinema, theater, exhibits, music shows, and museum visits.

Prerequisites:

SPAN 350AN (Advanced Spanish I) or the equivalent.

Credits:5
Contact Hours:80
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_351AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 352AN - ADVANCED GRAMMAR

This course focuses on studying Spanish grammar in depth. It is structured so that students can have an approach to different text types, and to the discursive and linguistic strategies related to each of them.

Prerequisites:

Completion of one semester of Advanced Spanish

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_352AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 354AN - ADVANCED COMPOSITION

This course is designed to develop written production of complex texts in formal and academic registers.

Prerequisites:

Completion of SPAN 350AN: Advanced Spanish I or SPAN 351AN: Advanced Spanish II during the Intensive Period.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_354AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 356AN - ADVANCED CONVERSATION

The objective of the course is to develop oral expression and strengthen fluency. Class activities include role-playing and oral presentations about Argentina and Latin America’s cultural issues. The course emphasizes the use of functional language in communicative contexts in Argentina.

Prerequisites:

Completion of SPAN 350AN: Advanced Spanish I or SPAN 351AN: Advanced Spanish II during the Intensive Period.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_356AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 360AN - ARGENTINE LITERATURE

Overview of contemporary writers, subjects and movements in Argentina's national literature. Special emphasis on the works of Borges, Arit, Cortázar, Saer and Piglia.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_360AN_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 362AN - LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Overview of the most important literary movements in Latin America in the 20th century. Special emphasis on narrative, poetry and essay writing.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Cordoba_SPAN_362AN_Syllabi.pdf -

Art Workshops

AW 330 - AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION

This workshop is focused on the production and artistic creation of audiovisual works with the support of available devices such as netbooks, cell phones, digital cameras, etc. The student will explore the audiovisual language from a critical and creative point of view. The student will work on: audiovisual narrative (shot, scene, sequence, etc.); audiovisual writing (storyline, script, etc.); staging (lighting, costume, atrezzo, etc.); post-production; soundtrack; projection; audience.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:AW 330 - Audiovisual Production.pdf -
AW 332 - DRAMA AND BIODRAMA

This worshop proposes an approach to the culture of our city using biodrama techniques. The student will work on: physical and vocal training; improvisation; staging; theatrical production; review.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:AW 332 - Drama and Biodrama.pdf -

General Courses

LAS 450AN - LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES RESEARCH PROJECT

Option for U.S.-calendar Academic Year students. Students begin preparing for this project in November and complete it during the February Intensive Period. Students investigate a topic of interest related to Latin American Studies under the direct supervision of the Resident Director or a faculty member at UNC. Students will condunct research and be encouraged to use a variety of anthropological tools (interviews, field work, life stories, journaling) to examine more closely any aspect of Latin American society, history, politics, or culture. A final written project and an oral presentation are required.

Credits:3
Terms:Fall, Spring

The University

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Spanish Studies Abroad Students in Córdoba study on-site at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) and benefit from a guided direct enrollment program.

Founded by the Jesuits in 1613, the UNC's history is closely intertwined with the city of Córdoba. Located in the center of historic downtown, it is home to rich historical sites, architecture and resources, such as the old rectorado building and a rare book collection unique in the Americas. Students also have easy access to museums, theatre, nightlife, shopping, and public transportation.

Because of UNC's central role in the development of Córdoba, the city is popularly known as la Docta (the Scholar). Its prestige attracts about 100,000 students from all over Argentina and South America to study at the institution. By studying at UNC, you have the opportunity to meet a variety of Argentine and South American students in the classroom and through daily interaction. Each year, UNC also welcomes approximately 300 study abroad students to its campus who come to Córdoba for semester, academic year or summer programs. The great majority of these students are from Western Europe and Asia. With a small English-speaking presence in the university and the city, Spanish is generally the prime language of communication for everyday life, which gives you a great opportunity to build your language and cultural skills.

At UNC, Spanish Studies Abroad works in cooperation with the Programa de Español y Cultura Latinoamericana (PECLA), which offers a broad variety of courses in language, literature, history, and culture. PECLA's courses are designed to serve the needs of the international students who come to UNC to study.

While you will select a number of courses from the curriculum offered by PECLA, all Spanish Studies students enroll in one regularly-scheduled course at UNC. As you share the classroom and interchange ideas with your Argentine peers, you will find yourself immersed in both academic and cultural learning.

Spanish Studies Abroad

Your learning and immersion experience in the communities of UNC is supported by the presence of the Resident Director, who will be both guide and teacher as you make your cross-cultural journey. The Resident Director helps you to synthesize your experience through the special Cultural Realities course, and through personal contact and cultural activities throughout your stay.

Location Information

Spanish Stuides Abroad and PECLA share facilities with the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas in the central campus location in downtown Córdoba. The central location cultivates the Argentine collegant atmosphere and allows you easy access to the major social, commercial and historical attractions in Córdoba.

Map