Integrated Studies in Córdoba, Argentina Course Catalog

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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
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 2017 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

Credits:3
Contact Hours:113
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:COR_SVL_ 490_Syllabus.pdf

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

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

Terms:Fall, Spring

Language and Literature Courses

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
Terms:Fall, Spring
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
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:AW 332 - Drama and Biodrama.pdf