Spring 1B 2020: Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

Courses

Course list Spring 1B 2020: Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

Spring 1B 2020: Spanish Language & Latin American Studies (February 18, 2020 - June 20, 2020)
Catalog Code: VVPS1120

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).

 

Global Missions Perspectives (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.

The purpose of this course is to survey the mission activity of God in the world, past, present and future.  The course material and lectures will cover the biblical and the historical basics of God’s global purposes, missions strategies, cultural issues and contemporary missiological issues. The material will be presented through lectures, class and group discussions, video, guest speakers, reading assignments and worksheets. (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. 

 

 

Course options at the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso

Contact Hours

180 - 300

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 20

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 30

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 Site Specialist.

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.

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.
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Beginning
Courses:

Misc. Department

Courses:
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Beginning Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary [PIIE 163]
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Beginning Spanish Oral Comprehension and 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 250]
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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:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
20th Century Latin American History [HIS 561]
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Art and Society in Pre-Hispanic Chile [HIS 554]
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:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Poetry Reading: Fundamentals of Modern Art [ART 081]

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]

Science

Courses:
38 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
The Universe [FIS 016]
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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 350]
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Spanish Language and Chilean Culture [PIIE 340]

Literature

Courses:
76 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
20th Century Chilean Poetry: Neruda, Parra, and Huidobro [LCL 531]
76 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Chilean and Latin American Contemporary Short Stories [LCL 621]
76 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Contemporary Latin American Poetry [LCL 432]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Creative Writing [PIIE 351]

Misc. Department

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Academic Writing [PIIE 352]

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 [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
Colonization & Decolonization: Global and Latin American Perspectives [PIIE 455]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Global Entrepreneurship [PIIE 550]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Human-Computer Interaction [PIIE 211]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Human Rights in Latin America [PIIE 450]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Latino Studies [PIIE 451]

Science

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Environmental Issues in Chile [PIIE 436]

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.

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