Courses in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Language Courses

SPAN 106PR - READING FOR COMPOSITION

A workshop designed to help students refine their written composition skills. Writing and reading of various expository and argumentative essays.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:San-Juan_SPAN_106PR_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 193PR - BEGINNER SPANISH, LEVEL 2

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.

Prerequisites:

One semester of college Spanish.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:SANJUAN_SPAN193_Syllabus.pdf -
SPAN 225PR - ORAL COMMUNICATION

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.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:San-Juan_SPAN_225PR_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 226PR - ADVANCED GRAMMAR
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:San-Juan_SPAN_226PR_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 227PR - ADVANCED COMPOSITION

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.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:San-Juan_SPAN_227PR_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 291PR - SPANISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE, LEVEL 3

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.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall
Additional Information:San-Juan_SPAN_291PR_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 293PR - SPANISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE, LEVEL 4
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Spring
Additional Information:San-Juan_SPAN_293PR_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 308PR - SPANISH FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45

History, Politics, and Culture Courses

HIST 212PRS-E - DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUERTO RICAN NATION
Prerequisites:

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.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:HIS212_EN_Dev_PR_Nation.pdf -

Experiential Learning Courses

CSO 104 - CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ANALYSIS: SERVICE LEARNING SEMINAR

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.

Credits:3
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:SANJUAN_CSO104_Syllabus.pdf -
EDU 390 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
INT 390 - INTERNSHIP COURSE

Practical experience through placement in a local company or organization. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/internshipoption

Credits:3
Terms:Fall, Spring
IRP 390 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT

Independent research on a subject of the student's choice. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/irp.

Credits:3
Terms:Fall, Spring

Cross-Cultural Reflection Course

HIST 212PR - DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUERTO RICAN NATION

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.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:San-Juan_HIST_212PR-S_Syllabi.pdf -

Culture, History and Sociology Courses

HIST 212PR-E - DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUERTO RICAN NATION.

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.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:HIS212_EN_Dev_PR_Nation.pdf -

Integrated Course Options

USCINT - INTEGRATED COURSES AT USC

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.

For Spring 2018 course offerings and schedules, please click here

Prerequisites:

4 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent

International Business

ADM 201 - BUSINESS LAW
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:ADM201_EN_Business_Law_I.pdf -
CIN 314 - INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
CON 211 - ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGERS I
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
EMP 105 - PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW COMPANIES
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:EMP105_EN_Plan_Dev_New_Businesses.pdf -
GME 201 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45

Spanish Studies-Intensive Language

SPAN 191PRS - BEGINNER SPANISH, LEVEL 1

Theoretical practical study of the basic structures essential to learn Spanish as a second language. The course provides students with the opportunity to learn the Spanish language through the study of grammatical structures and basic vocabulary. Topics from Hispanic Caribbean and Hispanic American culture. First Level.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:San-Juan_SPAN_191PRS_Syllabi.pdf -
SPAN 193PRS - BEGINNER SPANISH,LEVEL 2

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.

Prerequisites:

One semester of college Spanish.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Summer
Additional Information:San-Juan_SPAN_193PRS_Syllabi.pdf -

Integrated Summer Program

CSO 104S - CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ANALYSIS: SERVICE LEARNING SEMINAR

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.

Credits:3
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:San-Juan_SOCI_104PR-E_Syllabi.pdf -
INT 390S - INTERNSHIP COURSE SUMMER

Practical experience through placement in a local company or organization. Separate application required. See www.spanishstudies.org/internshipoption

Credits:3
Terms:Summer
IRP 390S - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT
Credits:3
Terms:Summer
SPAN 293PRS - ADVANCED SPANISH, LEVEL 4
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
USCINTS - SUMMER INTEGRATED COURSES AT USC

Summer students with advanced level Spanish choose 3-6 credits of integrated coursework in a variety of academic areas. Classes are alongside Puerto Rican students at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. Click here for Summer integrated course listings.

Prerequisites:

4 semesters of college Spanish or equivalent

Tropical Biology and Ecosystems

BIO 220 - FOREST SYSTEMS OF PUERTO RICO
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:BIO220_EN_Forests_PR.pdf -
BIO 250 - INTRODUCTION TO SPELEOLOGY
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:BIO250_EN_Intro_Speleology.pdf -
BIO 303 - NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45

Humanities Courses

CSO 104E - CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ANALYSIS: SERVICE LEARNING COURSE
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall
Additional Information:San-Juan_SOCI_104PR-E_Syllabi.pdf -
HIST 212PR-E - DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUERTO RICAN NATION.

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.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:HIS212_EN_Dev_PR_Nation.pdf -
ING 216 - CARIBBEAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45

Nursing

ENF 206 - HEALTH ASSESSMENT

This course includes a practical component.

Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
ENF 230 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45
Additional Information:ENF 230 Pathophysiology.pdf -
ENF 231 - PHARMACOLOGY
Credits:3
Contact Hours:45

The University

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

The Universidad del Sagrado Corazón is the oldest private educational institution in Puerto Rico. Three of its buildings, the Main Administration Building, the Portico, and Chapel, have also been listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. Located on 32 acres in the heart of San Juan, the university has both a distinctive campus and an urban environment. The smaller size of the USC campus creates an atmosphere in which students are able to build support systems and friendships within the tight knit campus community. As a selective, liberal arts institution, USC’s main focus is to educate individuals through an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary educational experience. In the classroom and on campus, students will have the opportunity to interact with their peers and to experience the culture of the university.

History

Originally founded in 1880 as an elementary and secondary boarding school for girls by the Catholic religious Order of the Society of the Sacred Heart, in 1935 they established the College of the Sacred Heart, a four-year liberal arts college for women. Since 1950, the Institution has been accredited by the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools and locally by the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education. In 1972, it became coeducational, serving 797 students with 12 undergraduate majors and in 1976, was officially authorized to use the name Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. By 1986, the Institution served 8,274 students with 30 majors and 3 masters programs. During the period of l986-88 a new vision was defined to promote a more personalized education rightsizing the undergraduate enrollment to 4,753 by 1992, which has remained constant since then.

Safety

The health and security of students is paramount and USC is active in ensuring the welfare of its students. The dorms have 24-hour security to ensure the students safety. The Programa de Apoyo (PAE) provides with both academic and personal help, and there is also a 24-hour nurse on campus as well as psychological help available in both English and Spanish. Shuttles provide safe and reliable transport for the students, taking them from their dorms into town, where they are able to explore and experience island life.

Other features of USC include:

  • Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • Library
  • Language Lab
  • Volunteer office
  • Exercise rooms
  • Mac lab, along with several other computer rooms

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