Fall 1A 2024: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

Courses

Course list Fall 1A 2024: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

Fall 1A 2024: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - Spanish Language & Latin American Studies (Late June, 2024 - Late November, 2024)
Catalog Code: VVPF1224

 

Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

VERITAS COURSE

All Veritas semester students will take their traditional courses at the host institution in addition to one 3-credit Veritas course. Students will choose one of the two courses below. The Comparative Religions course will be online and include students from across Veritas sites, and the Global Ministry Practicum will be online/on-site. 

Comparative Religions (HUM 353)

This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world—particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—and indigenous, new, and secular religions. The historical development, key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored.

Global Ministry Practicum (HUM 490)

This course provides upper division credit for international ministry opportunities and an extended ministry experience designed to acquaint students with the implementation of missions principles in an international context through Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs.

Credits

Contact Hours: 270 - 390

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits: 18 - 26

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units: 27 - 39

Academic Information

Course Selection
  • Students must enroll in 270 - 390 contact hours per semester. This program is open to students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish proficiency level.

  • Students who possess a high intermediate, advanced or higher level of Spanish language are eligible to choose among the PUCV's 38-hour general elective courses instructed in Spanish with local Chilean students. It is important to mention that these general elective courses are not to be confused with "Regular" courses with Chilean students.

Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Chile 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 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 45 contact hours is equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits / 4 quarter units. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.

  • The contact hour at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso is 35 minutes. The ISA Cover Letter that will accompany your transcript upon completion of your program will reflect the adjusted U.S. 50-minute contact hour and updated transfer credit recommendations. Please discuss credit transfer with your home university prior to departure. 

Language Placement and Recommendation
  • Enrollment in Spanish courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. 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.

  • It is recommended that students who have not completed one semester/quarter of college-level Spanish or the equivalent elect to take a language course through this program.

Transcript Information
  • The transcript from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Online Courses
  • ISA does not recommend that students sign up for online courses through their host 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.

See Course Disclaimer
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Beginning
Courses:

Language and Culture

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Communicative Grammar [PIIE 1145]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Conversation and Chilean Culture [PIIE 1245]

Misc. Department

Courses:
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary [PIIE 163]
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Spanish Oral and Written Comprehension and Oral Written Production [PIIE 143]
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Intermediate
Courses:

Language and Culture

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Communicative Grammar [PIIE 260]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Conversation and Chilean Culture [PIIE 240]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Intermediate Spanish Grammar [PIIE 260]
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Intermediate Spanish Language and Chilean Culture [PIIE 240]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Intermediate Written Spanish [PIIE 251]

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Latin America and Interculturality Through Its Cinema [PIIE 387]
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High Intermediate
Courses:

Art and Music

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Contemporary Theater Workshop [ART 060]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Historic Evolution of Film [ART 093]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Traditional Dances of Chile [MUS 084]

Business and Economics

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Chile and its Insertion into the Global Economy [ICA 089]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Highs and Lows of the Market Economy [ICA 088]

History

Courses:
76 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Modern History of Chile [HIS 513]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Urban and Regional History of Valparaíso [HIS 557]

Language and Culture

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Poetry and Modernity: From Holderlin to Celan [ART 089]

Literature

Courses:
76 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
20th Century Chilean Poetry [LCL 643]
76 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Latin American Short Stories [LCL 621]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Poetry Reading: Fundamentals of Modern Art [ART 081]

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Credit Points
Language Level: High Intermediate
Globalización y justicia social [PIIE 389]

Psychology & Education

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Man & Games [EFI 080]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Mapuche Games [EFI 085]
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Advanced
Courses:

Business and Economics

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Pacific Asian Economics [ICA 087]

History

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Sociopolitical History of Latin America in the 20th and 21st Centuries [PIIE 5545]

Language and Culture

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Advanced Spanish Grammar [PIIE 360]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Advanced Written Spanish [PIIE 353]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Communicative Grammar [PIIE 360]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Contemporary Hispanic American Literature [PIIE 410]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Conversation and Chilean Culture [PIIE 340]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Latin American Film and Literature [PIIE 5345]
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Spanish Language and Chilean Culture [PIIE 340]

Literature

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Creative Writing [PIIE 354]

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Academic Writing [PIIE 355]

Psychology & Education

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles [EFI 023]

Religious Studies

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Christian Anthropology [ICR 010]
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Superior
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Superior
Superior Spanish Grammar [PIIE 460]
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Taught In English
Courses:

Art and Music

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Contemporary Latin American Film [PIIE 411]

History

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Political and Social Change in Chile and Latin America [PIIE 421]

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Gender-based Violence [PIIE 277]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Global Entrepreneurship [PIIE 550]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Human Rights in Latin America [PIIE 450]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Socio-environmental history of Latin America [PIIE 429]

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.

VVPF1224
Fall 1B 2024: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

Courses

Course list Fall 1B 2024: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

Fall 1B 2024: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso - Spanish Language & Latin American Studies (Mid July, 2024 - Late November, 2024)
Catalog Code: VVPF1124

 

Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

VERITAS COURSE

All Veritas semester students will take their traditional courses at the host institution in addition to one 3-credit Veritas course. Students will choose one of the two courses below. The Comparative Religions course will be online and include students from across Veritas sites, and the Global Ministry Practicum will be online/on-site. 

Comparative Religions (HUM 353)

This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world—particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—and indigenous, new, and secular religions. The historical development, key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored.

Global Ministry Practicum (HUM 490)

This course provides upper division credit for international ministry opportunities and an extended ministry experience designed to acquaint students with the implementation of missions principles in an international context through Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs.

Credits

Contact Hours: 180 - 300

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits: 12 - 20

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units: 18 - 30

Academic Information

Course Selection
  • Students must enroll in 180 - 300 contact hours per semester. This program is open to students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish proficiency level.

  • Students who possess a high intermediate, advanced or higher level of Spanish language are eligible to choose among the PUCV's 38-hour general elective courses instructed in Spanish with local Chilean students. It is important to mention that these general elective courses are not to be confused with "Regular" courses with Chilean students.

  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Chile 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 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 45 contact hours is equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits / 4 quarter units. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.

  • The contact hour at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso is 35 minutes. The ISA Cover Letter that will accompany your transcript upon completion of your program will reflect the adjusted U.S. 50-minute contact hour and updated transfer credit recommendations. Please discuss credit transfer with your home university prior to departure. 

Language Placement and Recommendation
  • Enrollment in Spanish courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. 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.

  • It is recommended that students who have not completed one semester/quarter of college-level Spanish or the equivalent elect to take a language course through this program.

Transcript Information
  • The transcript from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Online Courses
  • ISA does not recommend that students sign up for online courses through their host 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.

See Course Disclaimer
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Beginning
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary [PIIE 163]
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Spanish Oral and Written Comprehension and Oral Written Production [PIIE 143]
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Intermediate
Courses:

Language and Culture

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Intermediate Spanish Grammar [PIIE 260]
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Intermediate Spanish Language and Chilean Culture [PIIE 240]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Intermediate Written Spanish [PIIE 251]

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Latin America and Interculturality Through Its Cinema [PIIE 387]
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High Intermediate
Courses:

Art and Music

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Contemporary Theater Workshop [ART 060]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Historic Evolution of Film [ART 093]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Traditional Dances of Chile [MUS 084]

Business and Economics

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Chile and its Insertion into the Global Economy [ICA 089]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Highs and Lows of the Market Economy [ICA 088]

History

Courses:
76 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Modern History of Chile [HIS 513]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Urban and Regional History of Valparaíso [HIS 557]

Language and Culture

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Poetry and Modernity: From Holderlin to Celan [ART 089]

Literature

Courses:
76 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
20th Century Chilean Poetry [LCL 643]
76 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Latin American Short Stories [LCL 621]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Poetry Reading: Fundamentals of Modern Art [ART 081]

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Credit Points
Language Level: High Intermediate
Globalización y justicia social [PIIE 389]

Psychology & Education

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Man & Games [EFI 080]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Mapuche Games [EFI 085]
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Advanced
Courses:

Business and Economics

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Pacific Asian Economics [ICA 087]

Language and Culture

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Advanced Spanish Grammar [PIIE 360]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Advanced Written Spanish [PIIE 353]
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Spanish Language and Chilean Culture [PIIE 340]

Literature

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Creative Writing [PIIE 354]

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Academic Writing [PIIE 355]

Psychology & Education

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles [EFI 023]

Religious Studies

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Christian Anthropology [ICR 010]
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Superior
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Superior
Superior Spanish Grammar [PIIE 460]
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Taught In English
Courses:

Art and Music

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Contemporary Latin American Film [PIIE 411]

History

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Political and Social Change in Chile and Latin America [PIIE 421]

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Gender-based Violence [PIIE 277]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Global Entrepreneurship [PIIE 550]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Human Rights in Latin America [PIIE 450]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Socio-environmental history of Latin America [PIIE 429]

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.

VVPF1124
Fall 3 2024: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Spanish Language, Business and Culture in English & Spanish

Courses

Course list Fall 3 2024: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Spanish Language, Business and Culture in English & Spanish

Fall 3 2024: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Spanish Language, Business and Culture in English & Spanish (Mid July, 2024 - Mid December, 2024)
Catalog Code: VVPF3224

 

Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

VERITAS COURSE

All Veritas semester students will take their traditional courses at the host institution in addition to one 3-credit Veritas course. Students will choose one of the two courses below. The Comparative Religions course will be online and include students from across Veritas sites, and the Global Ministry Practicum will be online/on-site. 

Comparative Religions (HUM 353)

This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world—particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—and indigenous, new, and secular religions. The historical development, key figures, as well as major doctrines and practices are explored.

Global Ministry Practicum (HUM 490)

This course provides upper division service-learning credit for international missions projects, an extended missions experience designed to acquaint students with the implementation of missions principles in an international context through Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs.

Credits

Contact Hours: 180 - 269

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits: 12 - 17

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units: 18 - 26

Academic Information

Course Selection
  • Students must enroll in 180 - 269 contact hours during their semester abroad. This program is open to students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish proficiency level.

Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Chile 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 Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, 45 contact hours is equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits / 4 quarter units. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.

Course Level Recommendations
  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on unique course codes provided by the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI). Courses offered at the UAI are coded according to the area of study and the level of the course content, which is related to the year of study. The first 3 letters of the code indicate the area of study, while the first number in the following 3 digit numeral indicates the year of study. Courses taken in the 1st and 2nd year are recommended as lower division, while courses taken in the 3rd and 4th year are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Language Placement and Recommendation
  • Enrollment in Spanish courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. 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.

  • It is recommended that students who have not completed one semester/quarter of college-level Spanish or the equivalent elect to take a language course through this program.

Transcript Information
  • The transcript from the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Online Courses
  • ISA does not recommend that students sign up for online courses through their host 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.

See Course Disclaimer
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Beginning
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
67 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Lower Division
Basic Spanish A1 [SPAN 121]
67 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Lower Division
Basic Spanish A2 [SPAN 111]
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Intermediate
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Spanish Communication [SPAN 211]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Spanish Grammar [SPAN 221]
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Advanced
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Business Spanish [SPAN 341]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Grammar [SPAN 355]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Spanish (Through Chilean Culture) [SPAN 340]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Spanish Phonetics [SPAN 350]
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Taught In English
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Economic Development in Latin America: Milestones and Crises [HIS 335]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Human Rights in Chile: A Historical Perspective [LAS 360]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
International Business ( Doing Business in Latin America) [MGT 335]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Latin America in the Age of Globalization [LAS 325]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Latin American Culture and Identity [HIST 315]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Latin America on Film [LAS 335]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Marketing Trends and Strategies in Latin America [MKT 335]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Socialism, Capitalism and Communism in Latin America [LAS 350]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Strategic Leadership [PLE 320]
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Sustainable Business in Latin America [MGT 336]

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.

VVPF3224