Summer Term in Córdoba, Argentina Course Catalog

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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 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_INT_490AN_Syllabi.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

Credits:3
Terms:Summer

Grammar and Content Courses

LAS 372ANS - LATIN AMERICAN .CULTURE
Prerequisites:

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:Summer
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
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
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
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