Fall 1 2020: Culture, Portuguese Language & Business

Courses

Course list Fall 1 2020: Culture, Portuguese Language & Business

Fall 1 2020: Culture, Portuguese Language & Business (Early August, 2020 - Late November, 2020)
Catalog Code: VFPF1120

Veritas Courses

Students have the option to enroll in the 1-3 credit Veritas International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum and/or the 3 credit Veritas course. If studentas choose to enroll in either or both courses they will pay the following fee for an additional transcript from California Baptist University. 

Additional California Baptist Transcript Fee = $300

NOTE: Fee is per term not per course.
Both Veritas courses are optional.

 

International Mission/Service-Learning Practicum (1-3 Credits)

ALL Veritas Students have the opportunity to earn 1-3 college credits for the International Missions/Service-learning Practicum (IMSP).  Students that choose to receive credit will receive a transcript from California Baptist University and pay Veritas the transcript fee listed above.

The practicum will enrich the program and mission experience through reflection assignments, research, and journaling. Participation is required in order to enhance the mission experience. Students will receive one credit upon completing the assignments and service participation. Students may elect to submit a log of hours for up to two additional credits. (Download syllabus here).

 

Cross-Cultural Leadership (3 credits)

Depending on enrollment, students will have the option to take a 3 credit course ONLY available to Veritas students.  ONLY available for semester programs.

This course examines the impact of culture on concepts of leadership, values, expectations, and patterns of communication to demonstrate the importance of leading with cultural sensitivity and to assist students in developing their own strategies for effectively communicating and negotiating with individuals from varied cultures; especially when it relates to a cross-cultural ministry perspective. Study is also devoted to the development and current conditions of minority/majority relations through the study of socio-political and economic causes; consequences of prejudice and discrimination; stereotypes and realities. (Download syllabus here)

*This course only runs if the minimum enrollment is met.  Check with your program manager to confirm.

 

Cross-Cultural Engagement Certificate & Badge Program 

The ISA-Veritas Cross-Cultural Engagement Certificate has been designed to recognize the activities and achievements you complete on your program while encouraging professional and spiritual development. All students have the opportunity toearn the Cross-Cultural Engagement Certificate upon completion of the Leadership, Cultural Explorer and Storyteller badges. This is an alternative credit and does not come on the California Baptist Transcript mentioned above. 

*There is no additional charge for the Certificate & Badge Program and is automatically included in every Veritas program. 

 

Courses at the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (UNISUL)

Contact Hours

216 - 306

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

14 - 20

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

21 - 30

Course Selection

  • You must enroll in 216 - 306 contact hours per semester. This program is open to students at the beginner, intermediate and advanced Portuguese proficiency level.
  • Courses are subject to change.
  • Course availability is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-aproval for alternate courses in the event of last-minute class cancelations.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Brazil Program Manager.

Course Credit

  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students’ home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
  • Per the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, the "contact hour" is a full 60 minutes. The hours listed have been adjusted to reflect the equivalent of the standard U.S. 50-minute contact hour. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the home university.

Language Recommendation and Placement

  • Enrollment in Portuguese courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you've already completed at your home university. We strongly suggest that students who are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.
  • The transcript from the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.
  • It is recommended that students who have not completed one semester/quarter of college-level Portuguese or the equivalent elect to take a language course through this program.

Online Courses

  • ISA does not recommend that students sign up for online courses through their home university. If enrolling in an online course is necessary for you to meet your degree requirements, you may only enroll in one online class. It is your responsibility to confirm with your home university that you will receive credit for online courses taken through your host university.
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Beginning
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning \ Intermediate
Analyzing Brazilian Culture through Music and Cinema
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning \ Intermediate
Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
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Intermediate
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
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Advanced
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Alternative Media and Social Movements in Brazil
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Intro to Luso-Brazilian Literature
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Race, Ethnicity and Society in Brazil
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Taught In English
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Approaching the Sacred: Anthropology of Religion in Brazil
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Brazilian Music and Dance
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Brazilian Urban Landscapes in Santa Catarina, Brasilia and Beyond
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Brazil in the New Global Economy
18 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Capoeira
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Consumer Behavior
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Contemporary Brazilian Politics
54
Language Level: Taught in English
Cultural Anthropology of Brazil
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Fundamentals of Marketing
18 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Gastronomy
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Indigenous Peoples in Brazil: Amerindian Perspectives
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
International Business: Doing Business in Brazil
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Management Theory and Practice
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Principles of Entrepreneurship
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Race, Ethnicity and Society in Brazil
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Sustainability and Natural Resource Management
54 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Sustainable Tourism in Brazil

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

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