Heredia, Costa Rica Advising Guides

The following is a list of USAC Specialty Program courses scheduled to be offered in the upcoming academic terms and their corresponding UNR equivalents. Please visit https://usac.edu for course details and speak with your academic advisor to see how these courses fit into your University of Nevada, Reno degree program.

2022 Fall

Course offerings are subject to meeting minimum student enrollments and are subject to change.

UNR # UNR Course Credits USAC Courses (name of course taught abroad)
BIOL 298 Independent Study 3 Introduction to Tropical Ecology
BIOL 298 Independent Study 1 Introduction to Tropical Ecology Field Study
BIOL 298 Independent Study 3 Plants and People
BIOL 298 Independent Study 1 Plants and People Field Study
DAN 115 Social Dance 1 Dances of Latin America
GEOG 422 Climate Solutions: Local To Global Perspectives 3 Climate, Global Change, and Society
NUTR 210 World Cuisine 1 Latin American Cuisine
PSC 407E Political Systems of Latin America 3 Government and Politics in Latin America
SPAN 111 First Year Spanish I 4 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 112 First Year Spanish II 4 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 211 Second Year Spanish I 3 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 212 Second Year Spanish II 3 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 222 Hispanic-America and its Cultures 3 Latin America and its Cultures
SPAN 305 Spanish Composition I 3 Spanish Composition I
SPAN 306 Spanish Composition II 3 Spanish Composition II
SPAN 310 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills 3 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills
SPAN 322 Spanish American Culture and Civilization 3 Latin America and its Cultures
SPAN 355 Masterworks of Spanish American Lit to 1850 3 Survey of Latin American Literature I
SPAN 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition I 3 Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 411 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II 3 Advanced Spanish II
SPAN 442 Special Topics in Cultural Studies 3 Women and Gender in Literature
WLL 295 Independent Language Study 1 Latin America and its Cultures Field Study

2023 Spring

Course offerings are subject to meeting minimum student enrollments and are subject to change.

UNR # UNR Course Credits USAC Courses (name of course taught abroad)
ART 493 Individual Studies in Art History 3 Survey of Art II: Colonial Period to the Present
ART 493 Individual Studies in Art History 3 Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Cinema
BIOL 298 Independent Study 3 Introduction to Conservation Biology
BIOL 298 Independent Study 1 Introduction to Conservation Biology Field Study
BIOL 298 Independent Study 3 Introduction to Tropical Plant Biodiversity
BIOL 298 Independent Study 1 Introduction to Tropical Plant Biodiversity Field Study
DAN 115 Social Dance 1 Dances of Latin America
GEOG 422 Climate Solutions: Local To Global Perspectives 3 Climate, Global Change, and Society
NRES 485 Special Topics 3 Water in Tropical Landscapes
NRES 485 Special Topics 1 Water in Tropical Landscapes Field Study
NUTR 210 World Cuisine 1 Latin American Cuisine
PSC 405P Global Political Economy 3 International Political Economy: North-South Relations
SPAN 111 First Year Spanish I 4 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 112 First Year Spanish II 4 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 211 Second Year Spanish I 3 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 212 Second Year Spanish II 3 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 222 Hispanic-America and its Cultures 3 Latin America and its Cultures
SPAN 305 Spanish Composition I 3 Spanish Composition I
SPAN 306 Spanish Composition II 3 Spanish Composition II
SPAN 310 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills 3 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills
SPAN 316 Business Spanish 3 Business Spanish
SPAN 322 Spanish American Culture and Civilization 3 Latin America and its Cultures
SPAN 356 Masterworks of Spanish American Lit, 1850-Pres. 3 Survey of Latin American Literature II
SPAN 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition I 3 Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 411 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II 3 Advanced Spanish II
SPAN 415 Spanish Stylistics 3 Advanced Spanish Writing and Stylistics
SPAN 442 Special Topics in Cultural Studies 3 Women and Gender in Literature
SPAN 484 Spanish-American Literature 3 Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Novel
WLL 295 Independent Language Study 1 Latin America and its Cultures Field Study

2023 Summer Session I

Course offerings are subject to meeting minimum student enrollments and are subject to change.

UNR # UNR Course Credits USAC Courses (name of course taught abroad)
BIOL 298 Independent Study 3 Introduction to Tropical Ecology
CHS 461 The World's Health 3 Global Health
DAN 115 Social Dance 1 Dances of Latin America
NUTR 210 World Cuisine 1 Latin American Cuisine
PSC 407E Political Systems of Latin America 3 Government and Politics in Latin America
SPAN 111 First Year Spanish I 4 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 112 First Year Spanish II 4 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 211 Second Year Spanish I 3 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 212 Second Year Spanish II 3 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 305 Spanish Composition I 3 Spanish Composition I
SPAN 306 Spanish Composition II 3 Spanish Composition II
SPAN 310 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills 1 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills
SPAN 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition I 3 Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 411 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II 3 Advanced Spanish II
SPAN 484 Spanish-American Literature 3 Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Short Story and Essay
SPAN 495 Independent Study in Spanish 1 Latin America and its Cultures
SPAN 495 Independent Study in Spanish 1 Latin American History
WLL 495 Independent Study 3 Spanish for Health Professions
To Be Determined 3 Tropical Conservation Biology
To Be Determined 1 Tropical Conservation Biology Field Study

2023 Summer Session II

Course offerings are subject to meeting minimum student enrollments and are subject to change.

UNR # UNR Course Credits USAC Courses (name of course taught abroad)
BIOL 298 Independent Study 3 Introduction to Tropical Conservation - Maintaining Biodiversity
COM 412 Intercultural Communication 3 Intercultural Communication
DAN 115 Social Dance 1 Dances of Latin America
NUTR 210 World Cuisine 1 Latin American Cuisine
SPAN 111 First Year Spanish I 4 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 112 First Year Spanish II 4 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 211 Second Year Spanish I 3 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 212 Second Year Spanish II 3 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 305 Spanish Composition I 3 Spanish Composition I
SPAN 306 Spanish Composition II 3 Spanish Composition II
SPAN 310 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills 1 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills
SPAN 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition I 3 Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 411 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II 3 Advanced Spanish II
SPAN 484 Spanish-American Literature 3 Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Poetry
SPAN 495 Independent Study in Spanish 1 Latin America and its Cultures
WLL 495 Independent Study 3 Spanish for Health Professions
To Be Determined 3 Environmental Health
To Be Determined 3 Tropical Marine Biology
To Be Determined 1 Tropical Marine Biology Field Study

2023 Fall

Course offerings are subject to meeting minimum student enrollments and are subject to change.

UNR # UNR Course Credits USAC Courses (name of course taught abroad)
BIOL 298 Independent Study 3 Introduction to Tropical Ecology
BIOL 298 Independent Study 1 Introduction to Tropical Ecology Field Study
BIOL 298 Independent Study 3 Plants and People
BIOL 298 Independent Study 1 Plants and People Field Study
DAN 115 Social Dance 1 Dances of Latin America
GEOG 422 Climate Solutions: Local To Global Perspectives 3 Climate, Global Change, and Society
NRES 485 Special Topics 3 Water in Tropical Landscapes
NRES 485 Special Topics 1 Water in Tropical Landscapes Field Study
NUTR 210 World Cuisine 1 Latin American Cuisine
PSC 407E Political Systems of Latin America 3 Government and Politics in Latin America
SPAN 111 First Year Spanish I 4 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 112 First Year Spanish II 4 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 211 Second Year Spanish I 3 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 212 Second Year Spanish II 3 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 222 Hispanic-America and its Cultures 3 Latin America and its Cultures
SPAN 222 Hispanic-America and its Cultures 3 Survey of Art I: Pre-Columbian Art and Cultures
SPAN 305 Spanish Composition I 3 Spanish Composition I
SPAN 306 Spanish Composition II 3 Spanish Composition II
SPAN 310 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills 3 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills
SPAN 322 Spanish American Culture and Civilization 3 Latin America and its Cultures
SPAN 355 Masterworks of Spanish American Lit to 1850 3 Survey of Latin American Literature I
SPAN 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition I 3 Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 411 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II 3 Advanced Spanish II
SPAN 415 Spanish Stylistics 3 Advanced Spanish Writing and Stylistics
SPAN 442 Special Topics in Cultural Studies 3 Women and Gender in Literature
SPAN 484 Spanish-American Literature 3 Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Theatre
WLL 295 Independent Language Study 1 Latin America and its Cultures Field Study
WLL 495 Independent Study 3 Spanish for Health Professions

2024 Spring

Course offerings are subject to meeting minimum student enrollments and are subject to change.

UNR # UNR Course Credits USAC Courses (name of course taught abroad)
ART 493 Individual Studies in Art History 3 Survey of Art II: Colonial Period to the Present
ART 493 Individual Studies in Art History 3 Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Cinema
BIOL 298 Independent Study 3 Introduction to Conservation Biology
BIOL 298 Independent Study 1 Introduction to Conservation Biology Field Study
BIOL 298 Independent Study 3 Introduction to Tropical Plant Biodiversity
BIOL 298 Independent Study 1 Introduction to Tropical Plant Biodiversity Field Study
DAN 115 Social Dance 1 Dances of Latin America
GEOG 422 Climate Solutions: Local To Global Perspectives 3 Climate, Global Change, and Society
NRES 485 Special Topics 3 Water in Tropical Landscapes
NRES 485 Special Topics 1 Water in Tropical Landscapes Field Study
NUTR 210 World Cuisine 1 Latin American Cuisine
PSC 405P Global Political Economy 3 International Political Economy: North-South Relations
SPAN 111 First Year Spanish I 4 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 112 First Year Spanish II 4 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 211 Second Year Spanish I 3 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 212 Second Year Spanish II 3 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 222 Hispanic-America and its Cultures 3 Latin America and its Cultures
SPAN 305 Spanish Composition I 3 Spanish Composition I
SPAN 306 Spanish Composition II 3 Spanish Composition II
SPAN 310 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills 3 Spanish Conversation and Oral Skills
SPAN 316 Business Spanish 3 Business Spanish
SPAN 322 Spanish American Culture and Civilization 3 Latin America and its Cultures
SPAN 356 Masterworks of Spanish American Lit, 1850-Pres. 3 Survey of Latin American Literature II
SPAN 410 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition I 3 Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 411 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II 3 Advanced Spanish II
SPAN 415 Spanish Stylistics 3 Advanced Spanish Writing and Stylistics
SPAN 442 Special Topics in Cultural Studies 3 Women and Gender in Literature
SPAN 484 Spanish-American Literature 3 Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Latin American Novel
WLL 295 Independent Language Study 1 Latin America and its Cultures Field Study