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Montevideo Courses – 2020 Summer

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.

Courses

Taught in English unless noted in Spanish.

  • Summer
    Spanish300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish

    The objective of this course is to enable students to develop competence in an area which normally does not constitute a part of language learning. You will become familiar with the terminology and syntax of the world of economics, business administration, markets and related topics, in order to enable you to communicate correctly in the target language. Business writing, correspondence, oral and written translation of business related material is also practiced.

    Taught in Spanish.

    Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college Spanish.

  • Summer
    Dance100-level1 creditTaught in English and Spanish

    The Latin American Dances class is addressed to those students who enjoy dancing and want to learn how to relate traditional Latin American dances like “Cha chachá”, “Son”, “Bolero” “Merengue”, “Salsa”, “Guaracha”, “Cumbia” and so on. At the same time, the students have the chance to practice Spanish and become more acquainted with the Latin American culture.

    Taught in Spanish but appropriate for all.

  • Summer
    Latin American Studies300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    This course examines the political and social dimensions of health and environment in Latin America, including the influence of poverty, race, gender, and religion. Through topics such as HIV/AIDS, nutrition, climate change, and mental health, students will become aware of the cultural factors that shape understandings of sickness and health and determine our interactions with the environment. We will also examine governmental and private responses to public health and environmental crises in the region. Course includes visits to and from local health agencies and environmental organizations.

  • Summer
    General Business300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    Health business is a major global business opportunity driving future growth and national prosperity. Business managerial competences will be required in social and health care organizations nationally and internationally in the future.

    Ageing of population in many societies will challenge health care systems and processes to produce health care services in more efficient ways. Digitalization of customer relationship management and services is a major change and driver for new services and processes.

    The course provides an introduction to this -and others- key business and administration issues and concepts in the Health Care industry, as well as its current and future challenges.

  • Summer
    Spanish200-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish

    Intermediate Spanish I is a three-credit course offered to students who have completed a year of college Spanish or its equivalent. In this course, the students will learn to narrate in the main time-frames, as well as to recognize the different uses of the subjunctive mood in the expression of different degrees of certainty, of wishes and of advices.

    Prerequisite: two semesters of college Spanish

  • Summer
    Spanish200-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish

    Intermediate Spanish II is a three-credit course offered to students who have completed three semesters of college Spanish or their equivalent. In this course, the students will learn how to use the language with increasing complexity and grammatical accuracy, paying special attention to the change of time-frames, as well as the expression of hypothesis and different degrees of certainty.

    Prerequisite: three semesters of college Spanish

  • Summer
    Nutrition200-level1 creditTaught in English and Spanish

    The Latin American Cuisine class is intended for students who enjoy cooking and want to learn how to prepare traditional Latin American dishes like “ceviche”, “picadillo”, “empanadas”, “tres leches”, and so on. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to practice Spanish and become more acquainted with the Latin American culture.

    The program changes depending of the time of the year and the products available in the market. For that reason, the menu will vary every session. The dishes are based on beef, cereals, sea food products, homemade pasta, and dressings.

    Taught in English and Spanish but appropriate for all.

  • Summer
    SociologyWomen's Studies / Gender Studies300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    This course provides an introduction to gender theory and women movements, emphasizing the role of different women’s organizations in local social movements. It constitutes an opportunity to explore Human Rights situation for women in Uruguay. From the dictatorship days until the present, the course will analyze how women organized to participate in political life, society and business. Through inviting some key characters from cultural and political life, the group will have the chance to discuss these topics first hand, with women that were part of these processes. The 14th Latin American and the Caribbean Feminist Encounter will take place in Montevideo on November 23, 24 and 25, and this will be as well an amazing opportunity to get involved with women’s local and regional movements.

  • Summer
    SociologyWomen's Studies / Gender Studies300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    This course introduces foundational concepts of human sexual diversity and cultural attitudes towards certain manifestations and interpretations of gender and sexuality. Students will explore how the regional and international human rights standards seek to define and guarantee the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons, and to what extent the current global and Latin American contexts reflect this. Zooming into the regional LGBTIQ movement, we will focus on the path to equality in Uruguay, with a direct dialogue with activists of a local LGBTI organization and LGBT rights public institution.

  • Summer
    Spanish300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish

    Composition I is a third year course for students who have completed two years of Spanish at the college level or their equivalent. Emphasis is placed in improving the students´ writing abilities with the analysis first, and the subsequent production of different types of texts. In addition, a number of grammatical topics are reviewed in order to enhance and improve learners´ grammatical competence. The extensive reading of short stories will accompany and strengthen the formal instruction.

    Prerequisite: four semesters of college Spanish

  • Summer
    Spanish300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish

    Composition II is a third year course for students who have completed five semesters of Spanish at the college level or their equivalent. Emphasis is placed in improving the students´ writing abilities with the analysis first, and the subsequent production of different types of texts. In addition, a number of grammatical topics are reviewed in order to enhance and improve learners´ grammatical competence. The extensive reading of short stories will accompany and strengthen the formal instruction.

    Prerequisite: five semesters of college Spanish

  • Summer
    Spanish300-level1-3 creditsTaught in Spanish

    Optional three-credit course that complements the development of linguistic competences facilitated at the two/three-hundred level courses, focusing in the oral skills in particular.

    Prerequisite: two semesters of college Spanish

  • Summer
    SpanishWorld Languages and Literatures300-level3 creditsTaught in Spanish

    This course will provide students with the knowledge of the basic structures of the Spanish language, and the specialized medical vocabulary needed to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients in a variety of health care situations. Moreover, an understanding and appreciation of cultural differences in the health perceptions of Spanish-speaking patients will be developed. This course is appropriate for all health-related disciplines, and requires some previous knowledge of Spanish.

    Prerequisite: four semesters of college Spanish

  • Summer
    Entrepreneurship General Business300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    The entrepreneurial spirit is within each student and is not something that can be taught. Students will enhance the natural entrepreneurial spirit by providing practical skills training and exposing students to the process of turning ideas into products. Students will explore a variety of frameworks and concepts used for discovery, business, and management. Guest speakers are also scheduled throughout the course to ensure students gain valuable information regarding software, tourism, and the food industries.

  • Summer
    General BusinessManagement300-level3 creditsTaught in English

    This class introduces students to the intersection of sustainability and business. It will focus on the integration of environmental and social sustainability concerns across all operations of a business. Field trips and/or speakers related to sustainability and sustainable business will offer students a tangible learning experience, along with utilizing ExperienceChange™ simulation to experiment with force field analysis, stakeholder mapping, and SWOT analysis.

    This course has an additional fee.

    Prerequisite: Principles of management recommended.

    Quick Details

    2020-21 App. Cycle

    Fall/Yearlong: Open

    Spring: Open

    Spring Accelerated (Jan-March): Open

    2021-22 App. Cycle

    Summer programs: Opens 9/1

    Eligibility

    Minimum 2.5 GPA

    Program Type

    Specialty

    Credits

    US Credit

    Program Capacity

    50 students

    Instruction

    English/Spanish

    Passport & Visa

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