Integrated Studies in San Juan, Puerto Rico Course Catalog
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A workshop designed to help students refine their written composition skills. Writing and reading of various expository and argumentative essays.
Theoretical practice study of the basic grammar structures essential to learn Spanish as a second language. The course provides the students with the opportunity to learn the Spanish language through the study of grammar structures and basic vocabulary. Topics from Hispanic Caribbean and Hispanic American culture. Second Level.
One semester of college Spanish.
The nature and basic principles of oral communication. Group discussions and exercises. Oral interpretations, opinions and speeches. The use of logical arguments to influence an audience.
This is a writing workshop designed to introduce students to research skills and writing informal, formal, or monographic essays reflecting their research, according to what is required by the topics discussed. Ethical values are presented in the discussions and written essays. The course requires active participation by students in activities outside of the University campus, since research involves observation of reality through association with community projects and organizations. Ethical values are discussed.
This course aims to develop self-learning students. By using the basic communication tools that the student already has, the course improves both oral and written communication skills, directed at students achieving the competencies of a native speaker. Based on research that shows that language is processed in blocks or groups of words, not just word by word, this level allows students to develop their learning based on a notional and functional approach based on the articulation of communicative intentions and the concepts the speaker is referring to.
Experiential Learning Courses
Critical study of the principles and debates in the social sciences. An analysis of the significant changes in the contemporary world in the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental spheres. Includes the dynamic role of the individual in these scenarios and processes of change.
Independent research on a subject of the student's choice. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/irp.
Cross-Cultural Reflection Course
Panoramic view of the main historical processes of the Puerto Rican nation, especially the political, economic and social aspects during the 19th and 20th centuries. Themes such as the nature and development of the concept of nationality and the ideology of political parties will be studied. 3 credits.
Integrated Course Options
Integrated Studies students in San Juan choose 6-12 credits of integrated coursework in a variety of academic areas. Classes are alongside Puerto Rican students at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. See http://www.sagrado.edu/en/university-catalog// for course listings.
4 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent