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Montevideo Courses – 2022 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.

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Courses

Spanish Language and Literature Studies

  • Summer
    Spanish 200-level 3 credits Taught in Spanish

    This course is designed to help learners of Spanish to develop basic communicative competence and critical thinking skills. It offers an intensive study and practice of the productive and receptive language skills in the oral and written modes. The main emphasis of this track is on communication.

    Prerequisite: two semesters of college Spanish, or equivalent

  • Summer
    Spanish 200-level 3 credits Taught in Spanish

    This course is designed to help learners of Spanish to develop basic communicative competence and critical thinking skills. It offers an intensive study and practice of the productive and receptive language skills in the oral and written modes. The main emphasis of this track is on communication.

    Prerequisite: two semesters of college Spanish, or equivalent

  • Summer
    Spanish 300-level 3 credits Taught in Spanish

    The focus of this course is to improve learners´ written abilities through the analysis and the production of different types of texts. In addition, several grammatical topics will be reviewed in order to enhance and refine the learners´ grammatical competence.

    Prerequisite: four semesters of college Spanish

  • Summer
    Spanish 300-level 3 credits Taught in Spanish

    The focus of this course is to improve learners´ written abilities through the analysis and the production of different types of texts. In addition, several grammatical topics will be reviewed in order to enhance and refine the learners´ grammatical competence.

    Prerequisite: five semesters of college Spanish

  • Summer
    Spanish 300-level 1-3 credits Taught 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
    Spanish 300-level 3 credits Taught 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.

    Prerequisite: four semesters of college Spanish.

  • Summer
    Spanish World Languages and Literatures 300-level 3 credits Taught 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


Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Summer
    Latin American Studies 300-level 3 credits Taught 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 Business 300-level 3 credits Taught 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
    Entrepreneurship General Business 300-level 3 credits Taught 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.

Latin American Studies | Gender Studies

  • Summer
    Dance 100-level 1 credit Taught 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.

  • Summer
    Political Science 400-level 3 credits Taught in English

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the core political issues facing the Our American region, which means to include the Caribbean experiences. The major problems facing this region: authoritarianism, dictatorships, revolutions, social conflicts as increase of violence, political corruption, the presence of the US policy and economic dependence from the American capital, political and economic development, “democratic transition” and the supposed consolidation of democratic practices, as well as the indigenous and other minority group rights, will be introduced in turn.

  • Summer
    Nutrition 200-level 1 credit Taught 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.

  • Summer
    Sociology Women's Studies / Gender Studies 300-level 3 credits Taught 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
    Sociology Women's Studies / Gender Studies 300-level 3 credits Taught 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
    Anthropology 400-level 3 credits Taught in Spanish

    Students will explore the socio-political systems and historical context of Cuba and the Caribbean. This course will present contemporary theoretical perspectives that express the complex socio-economic, cultural, and political reality of the area. Students will cover the recurring topics of culture and "race"; daily life; and religion within Cuba and the Caribbean. This course will analyze ways in which these themes are common to other Latin American colonial societies. Students will draw upon the works and anthropological thinking of Fernando Ortiz; Jean Price-Mars; and C.L.R. James. The goal of this course is to provide a general anthropological overview of Cuba and the Caribbean.

    Prerequisite: four semesters of college Spanish

To request a course syllabus: syllabus@usac.edu

Quick Details

2022-23 App. Cycle

  • Summer (5-weeks): Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 15
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15

Eligibility

Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students

Instruction

English/Spanish

Passport & Visa

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