Summer 3, 2021: Environmental Studies, Health Care, Liberal Arts & Spanish Language

Courses

Course list Summer 3, 2021: Environmental Studies, Health Care, Liberal Arts & Spanish Language

Summer 3, 2021: Environmental Studies, Health Care, Liberal Arts & Spanish Language (May 22, 2021 - June 26, 2021)
Catalog Code: VSJU1721

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.

To participate in this program, you must be 18 years of age or older.

 

ISA Veritas Course

All ISA Veritas summer students will take a 1-credit ISA Veritas International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum course in addition to their traditional courses at the ISA host institution. The practicum course will include students from across all ISA Veritas locations and will be online/on-site.
 
International Missions/Service-Learning 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 ISA Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs.

 

Courses at the Universidad Veritas

Contact Hours

108 - 120

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

7 - 8

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

10 - 12

Academic Information

Academic Information

You will enroll in one 60-hour Spanish course and one 48-hour or 60-hour elective taught in English or Spanish during this program. 60-hour Spanish language courses will be held Monday-Friday in the mornings, while 48-hour and 60-hour electives will be held during varying weekdays in the afternoons.You must choose one 60-hour Spanish course and one elective course for this program.

60-hour Spanish Language courses
60-hour Spanish courses are 4-week long, intensive modular courses that are held for four hours each morning. These courses are an excellent opportunity for you to advance your Spanish language abilities.

60-hour courses
60-hour electives are held in the afternoons and may include a field study component at no extra cost to the student. These electives are only taught in English.

48-hour courses
48-hour electives are held in the afternoons and do not include a field study component. There are electives available in English and in Spanish. 

Language Level Placement
All students enrolling in a language course above the Beginner level must take a Spanish language placement exam prior to departure. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level and determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the host university course level recommendations and course codes and are only recommendations.

At Veritas University, course codes are composed of two parts: an alpha code indicating the discipline or field of study and a numeric code that indicates the type of course and level. The first number indicates the level or degree of complexity of ongoing research.

  • Courses that start with a 1 are introductory courses or beginner level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 2 are courses that require more hours of independent study and are intermediate level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 3 are courses that require research and presentations, have field trips or visits requiring reports, and are advanced level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 4 have a very similar level to level 3 courses, but usually are "specialty areas" within a discipline. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Requests for sample syllabi can be made to your Costa Rica Program Manager. 

See Course Disclaimer
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True Beginning
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: True Beginning
Beginning Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 141]
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Beginning
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Lower Division
Beginning Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN101]
60 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:
60 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:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN201]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 241]
60 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:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Grammar and Conversation (Level 2) [SPN202]
60 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
Introduction to Translation [SPN 3070]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Latin American Dialectology [SPN3520]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Latin American Dialects [SPN 3520]
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]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Selected Topics in Spanish Literature [SPN 4330]

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN301]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Advanced Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 341]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals (Jun/Jul/Oct/Jan Only) [SPN351]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Business Spanish [SPN304]
Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Intermediate Business Spanish [SPN 204]
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High Advanced
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Composition [SPN410]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Grammar and Conversation (Level 2) [SPN302]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Spanish Conversation [SPN310]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Cultural Heritage in Latin America [SPN3200]
60 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
Bees and Butterflies: Pollinators of the Tropics [ENV 3500]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Biomimicry: Learning from Nature's Strategies [SUSD2500]
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
Contemporary Latin American History [HIS 2302]
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
Cultural Psychology [PSY3050]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Documentary Appreciation [CTV3400]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Ecological Photography [PHOT 2100]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Economic Integration in Latin America
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management [GEB 3120]
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]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Human Rights in Latin America [POL 2500]
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]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
International Relations in Latin America [POL 3450]
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]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Land Vertebrates of Costa Rica [ENV3120]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
LGBTQ Diversity and Sexual Identity in Latin America [SOCY 3050]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Major World Religions [THEO 3150]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Marine Molecular Biology [ENV3020]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Migration, Globalization and Social Change [POL 3220]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Philosophy and Integrated Thought of the Classic World [PHIL3100]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Renewable Energy and Resource Management [MGMT 3020]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Sustainable Consumption and Production [MKTG3150]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Tropical Birds (Ornithology) [ENV 3100]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Tropical Botany: Useful Plants [ENV 3150]
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]

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Lower Division
Holistic Health Approaches [HHD1050]

Health Care Electives

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Costa Rican Healthcare and Tropical Medicine [HIS3293]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Physical Therapy and Rehab Exercises for Common Sports Injuries [HHD 1020]
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

VSJU1721
Summer 5 2021: Environmental Studies, Health Care, Liberal Arts & Spanish Language

Courses

Course list Summer 5 2021: Environmental Studies, Health Care, Liberal Arts & Spanish Language

Summer 5 2021: Environmental Studies, Health Care, Liberal Arts & Spanish Language (May 22, 2021 - June 26, 2021)
Catalog Code: VSJU2121

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.

To participate in this program, you must be 18 years of age or older.

 

ISA Veritas Course

All ISA Veritas summer students will take a 1-credit ISA Veritas International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum course in addition to their traditional course at the ISA host institution. The practicum course will include students from across all ISA Veritas locations and will be online/on-site.
 
International Missions/Service-Learning 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 ISA Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs.

 

Courses at the Universidad Veritas

Contact Hours

48 - 60

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

3 - 4

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

4 - 6

Academic Information

Academic Information

You will be able to enroll in one 48-hour or 60-hour elective in this program. Elective classes will be held in the afternoon during varied weekdays.

60-hour courses
60-hour electives offered by the university may include a field study component at no extra cost to the student.

48-hour courses
48-hour electives run throughout the duration of the semester. There are electives available in English and in Spanish. 

Language Level Placement
All students enrolling in an elective taught in Spanish must take placement exam prior to departure. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level and determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Students who are not taking an elective taught in Spanish do not need to complete the placement test. 

Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the host university course level recommendations and course codes and are only recommendations.

At Veritas University, course codes are composed of two parts: an alpha code indicating the discipline or field of study and a numeric code that indicates the type of course and level. The first number indicates the level or degree of complexity of ongoing research.

  • Courses that start with a 1 are introductory courses or beginner level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 2 are courses that require more hours of independent study and are intermediate level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 3 are courses that require research and presentations, have field trips or visits requiring reports, and are advanced level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 4 have a very similar level to level 3 courses, but usually are "specialty areas" within a discipline. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Requests for sample syllabi can be made to your San José Program Manager.

 

See Course Disclaimer
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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]
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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]
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High Advanced
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Cultural Heritage in Latin America [SPN3200]
60 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]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Economic Integration in Latin America
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]
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]
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]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Marine Molecular Biology [ENV3020]
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
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

VSJU2121
Summer 1 2021: Spanish Language & Latin American Culture

Courses

Course list Summer 1 2021: Spanish Language & Latin American Culture

Summer 1 2021: Spanish Language & Latin American Culture (May 29, 2021 - June 26, 2021)
Catalog Code: VSJU1321

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.

To participate in this program, you must be 18 years of age or older.

 

ISA Veritas Course

All ISA Veritas summer students will take a 1-credit ISA Veritas International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum course in addition to their traditional course at the ISA host institution. The practicum course will include students from across all ISA Veritas locations and will be online/on-site.
 
International Missions/Service-Learning 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 ISA Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs.


Courses at the Universidad Veritas

Contact Hours

60

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

4

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

6

Academic Information

You will enroll in one 60-hour intensive Spanish course during this four week summer session.

Language Level Placement
All students enrolling in a language course above the Beginner level must take a Spanish language placement exam prior to departure. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level and determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Course Level Recommendations

  • These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions. Please note that the course level recommendations are soley based on the host university's input, but are not necessarily representative of course levels at your home university. At Veritas University, course codes are composed of two parts: an alpha code indicating the discipline or field of study and a numeric code that indicates the type of course and level. The first number indicates the level or degree of complexity of ongoing research.
  • Courses that start with a 1 are introductory courses or beginner level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 2 are courses that require more hours of independent study and are intermediate level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 3 are courses that require research and presentations, have field trips or visits requiring reports, and are advanced level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 4 have a very similar level to level 3 courses, but usually are "specialty areas" within a discipline. 

Requests for sample syllabi can be made to your San José Program Manager.

See Course Disclaimer
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True Beginning
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: True Beginning
Beginning Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 141]
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Beginning
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning \ High Beginning
Lower Division
Beginning Conversation and Culture [SPN-100]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Lower Division
Beginning Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN101]
60 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:
60 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:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Conversation and Culture [SPN-200]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN201]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 241]
60 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:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

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

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced \ High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Conversation and Culture [SPN-300]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN301]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Advanced Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 341]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals (Jun/Jul/Oct/Jan Only) [SPN351]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Business Spanish [SPN304]
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High Advanced
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

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

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

VSJU1321
Summer 2, 2021: Spanish Language & Latin American Culture

Courses

Course list Summer 2, 2021: Spanish Language & Latin American Culture

Summer 2, 2021: Spanish Language & Latin American Culture (July 3, 2021 - July 31, 2021)
Catalog Code: VSJU1421

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.

To participate in this program, you must be 18 years of age or older.

 

ISA Veritas Course

All ISA Veritas summer students will take a 1-credit ISA Veritas International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum course in addition to their traditional courses at the ISA host institution. The practicum course will include students from across all ISA Veritas locations and will be online/on-site.
 
International Missions/Service-Learning 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 ISA Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs.

 

Courses at the Universidad Veritas

Contact Hours

60

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

4

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

6

Academic Information

You will enroll in one 60-hour intensive Spanish course during this four week summer session.

Language Level Placement
All students enrolling in a language course above the Beginner level must take a Spanish language placement exam prior to departure. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level and determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Course Level Recommendations

  • These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions. Please note that the course level recommendations are soley based on the host university's input, but are not necessarily representative of course levels at your home university. At Veritas University, course codes are composed of two parts: an alpha code indicating the discipline or field of study and a numeric code that indicates the type of course and level. The first number indicates the level or degree of complexity of ongoing research.
  • Courses that start with a 1 are introductory courses or beginner level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 2 are courses that require more hours of independent study and are intermediate level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 3 are courses that require research and presentations, have field trips or visits requiring reports, and are advanced level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 4 have a very similar level to level 3 courses, but usually are "specialty areas" within a discipline. 

Requests for sample syllabi can be made to your San José Program Manager.

See Course Disclaimer
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True Beginning
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: True Beginning
Beginning Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 141]
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Beginning
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning \ High Beginning
Lower Division
Beginning Conversation and Culture [SPN-100]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Lower Division
Beginning Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN101]
60 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:
60 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:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Conversation and Culture [SPN-200]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN201]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 241]
60 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:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

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

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced \ High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Conversation and Culture [SPN-300]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN301]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Advanced Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 341]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals (Jun/Jul/Oct/Jan Only) [SPN351]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Business Spanish [SPN304]
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High Advanced
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

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

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.

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

VSJU1421
Summer 4 2021: Environmental Studies, Health Care, Liberal Arts & Spanish Language

Courses

Course list Summer 4 2021: Environmental Studies, Health Care, Liberal Arts & Spanish Language

Summer 4 2021: Environmental Studies, Health Care, Liberal Arts & Spanish Language (July 3, 2021 - August 7, 2021)
Catalog Code: VSJU1521

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.

To participate in this program, you must be 18 years of age or older.

 

ISA Veritas Course

All ISA Veritas summer students will take a 1-credit ISA Veritas International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum course in addition to their traditional courses at the ISA host institution. The practicum course will include students from across all ISA Veritas locations and will be online/on-site.
 
International Missions/Service-Learning 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 ISA Veritas Christian Study Abroad programs.

 

Courses at the Universidad Veritas

Contact Hours

108 - 120

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

7 - 8

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

10 - 12

Academic Information

Academic Information

You will enroll in one 60-hour Spanish course and one 48-hour or 60-hour elective taught in English or Spanish during this program. 60-hour Spanish language courses will be held Monday-Friday in the mornings, while 48-hour and 60-hour electives will be held during varying weekdays in the afternoons.You must choose one 60-hour Spanish course and one elective course for this program.

60-hour Spanish Language courses
60-hour Spanish courses are 4-week long, intensive modular courses that are held for four hours each morning. These courses are an excellent opportunity for you to advance your Spanish language abilities.

60-hour courses
60-hour electives are held in the afternoons and may include a field study component at no extra cost to the student. These electives are only taught in English.

48-hour courses
48-hour electives are held in the afternoons and do not include a field study component. There are electives available in English and in Spanish. 

Language Level Placement
All students enrolling in a language course above the Beginner level must take a Spanish language placement exam prior to departure. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level and determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the host university course level recommendations and course codes and are only recommendations.

At Veritas University, course codes are composed of two parts: an alpha code indicating the discipline or field of study and a numeric code that indicates the type of course and level. The first number indicates the level or degree of complexity of ongoing research.

  • Courses that start with a 1 are introductory courses or beginner level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 2 are courses that require more hours of independent study and are intermediate level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 3 are courses that require research and presentations, have field trips or visits requiring reports, and are advanced level language acquisition courses.
  • Courses that start with a 4 have a very similar level to level 3 courses, but usually are "specialty areas" within a discipline. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Requests for sample syllabi can be made to your Costa Rica Program Manager. 

 

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True Beginning
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: True Beginning
Beginning Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 141]
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Beginning
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
Lower Division
Beginning Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN101]
60 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:
60 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:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN201]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 241]
60 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:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Lower Division
Intermediate Grammar and Conversation (Level 2) [SPN202]
60 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
Introduction to Translation [SPN 3070]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Latin American Dialectology [SPN3520]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Latin American Dialects [SPN 3520]
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]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Selected Topics in Spanish Literature [SPN 4330]

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Grammar and Conversation (Level 1) [SPN301]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Advanced Spanish for Health Professionals [SSP 341]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals (Jun/Jul/Oct/Jan Only) [SPN351]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Upper Division
Business Spanish [SPN304]
Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
Intermediate Business Spanish [SPN 204]
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High Advanced
Courses:

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Composition [SPN410]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Grammar and Conversation (Level 2) [SPN302]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Advanced Spanish Conversation [SPN310]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
Upper Division
Cultural Heritage in Latin America [SPN3200]
60 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
Bees and Butterflies: Pollinators of the Tropics [ENV 3500]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Biomimicry: Learning from Nature's Strategies [SUSD2500]
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
Contemporary Latin American History [HIS 2302]
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
Cultural Psychology [PSY3050]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Documentary Appreciation [CTV3400]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Ecological Photography [PHOT 2100]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Economic Integration in Latin America
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management [GEB 3120]
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]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Human Rights in Latin America [POL 2500]
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]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
International Relations in Latin America [POL 3450]
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]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Land Vertebrates of Costa Rica [ENV3120]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
LGBTQ Diversity and Sexual Identity in Latin America [SOCY 3050]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Major World Religions [THEO 3150]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Marine Molecular Biology [ENV3020]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Migration, Globalization and Social Change [POL 3220]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Philosophy and Integrated Thought of the Classic World [PHIL3100]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Renewable Energy and Resource Management [MGMT 3020]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Sustainable Consumption and Production [MKTG3150]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Tropical Birds (Ornithology) [ENV 3100]
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Tropical Botany: Useful Plants [ENV 3150]
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]

Four-Week Language & Culture Classes/Modules

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Lower Division
Holistic Health Approaches [HHD1050]

Health Care Electives

Courses:
60 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Upper Division
Costa Rican Healthcare and Tropical Medicine [HIS3293]
48 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Physical Therapy and Rehab Exercises for Common Sports Injuries [HHD 1020]
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

VSJU1521