Fall 1B 2020: Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies

Courses

Course list Fall 1B 2020: Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies

Fall 1B 2020: Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies (September 26, 2020 - December 19, 2020)
Catalog Code: VSJF1120


 

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. 

 

Course options at Universidad Veritas

 

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Beginning
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Lower Division
Beginning Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN101]
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Lower Division
Beginning Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals (Jan/Jun/Jul/Oct Only) [SPN151]
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High Beginning
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Beginning
Lower Division
Beginning Grammar and Conversation (Level 2) [SPN102]
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Intermediate
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN201]
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals (Jan/Jun/Jul/Oct Only) [SPN251]
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High Intermediate
Courses:

Elective Courses in Spanish

Courses:
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate \ Advanced
Upper Division
Phonetics and Phonology [SPN3050]

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Grammar and Conversation (Level 2) [SPN202]
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Spanish Conversation [SPN210]
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Advanced
Courses:

Elective Courses in Spanish

Courses:
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Contemporary Costa Rican Women Writers [SPN4110]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Latin American Dialectology [SPN3520]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Latin American Literature in Film [SPN4390]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Selected Readings in Latin American Literature [SPN3020]

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN301]
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals (Jun/Jul/Oct/Jan Only) [SPN351]
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Business Spanish [SPN304]
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High Advanced
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Composition [SPN410]
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Grammar and Conversation (Level 2) [SPN302]
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Spanish Conversation [SPN310]
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Cultural Heritage in Latin America [SPN3200]
80 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Techniques of Oral Expression [SPN340]
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Taught In English
Courses:

Elective Courses in English

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems [ENV4030]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Lower Division
Basic Principles of Drawing [ART1301]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Biomimicry: Learning from Nature's Strategies [SUSD2500]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Biotechnology and Sustainability [ENV 4100]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations [ENV3740]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Conservation Biology of Endangered Marine Species [ENV3160]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Costa Rica Colloquium: History and Culture [HUM3513]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Costa Rican Environmental Policy [POL3420]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Costa Rican Tradition: Peace and Democracy [POL3100]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Creative Conflict Resolution [COMM3070]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Creative Leadership Skills [MGMT3030]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Lower Division
Cultural Photography [PHOT2130]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Cultural Psychology [PSY3050]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Documentary Appreciation [CTV3400]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Ecotourism: The Costa Rica Case [GEB3500]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Environmental Awareness and Sustainable Development [ENV4040]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Environmental Impact and Social Development [ENV3005]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Freshwater Ecology [ENV3170]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Gender and Sustainable Development [SUSD3100]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Intercultural Communication and Competence [COMM3200]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
International Marketing [MKTG3010]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Introduction to Genetics: Current Applications [ENV2500]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Introduction to International Business [GEB3350]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Introduction to International Economics in Latin America [ECON3403]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Introduction to Programming and Coding: Java [TECH 2100]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Introduction to the Physical and Chemical Basis of Everyday Life [CHEM1050]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Land Vertebrates of Costa Rica [ENV3120]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Migration, Globalization and Social Change [POL 3220]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Lower Division
Mural Painting and Public Art [ART2130]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Philosophy and Integrated Thought of the Classic World [PHIL3100]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Selected Topics in Afro-Caribbean Studies [ETH3100]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Sustainability and Resources Management in the Ancient World [HIS-3200]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Sustainable Consumption and Production [MKTG3150]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Sustainable Lifestyles [SUSD 3000]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Lower Division
Theory of Latin American Tropical Dance [DNCE2500]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Tropical Birds (Ornithology) [ENV 3100]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Tropical Ecology [ENV3044]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Tropical Marine Biology [ENV3190]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Wildcats of Costa Rica [ENV3060]

Health Care Electives

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Principles of Medical Entomology in the Tropics [HHD1100]

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.

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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