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Montevideo Courses – 2023 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

You may take three to seven credits. At least one 3-credit course is required. Course availability is contingent upon student enrollment and is subject to change.

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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

  • Introduction to Spanish Language
  • Summer
    Spanish 300-level 1-3 credits Taught in Spanish

    An optional three credit course addressed to students that have already completed two years of Spanish at the college level and want to start participating in the oral activities that the immersion setting facilitates.

    Prerequisite: two 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
    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

    This course is addressed to those students who enjoy dancing and wanting to learn about traditional Latin American dances like “Cha chachá”, “Son”, “Bachata” “Merengue”, “Salsa”, “Mambo”, “Tango” 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 introduces the concept of gender and focuses on the role of local feminist organizations in the struggle for gender equality. It is an opportunity to explore the human rights situation for women in Uruguay and Río de la Plata. The course will analyze the main struggles of women’s movements in Uruguay, from the end of the dictatorship (1985) until now. By inviting some critical characters from cultural and political life, attending special events, and visiting women NGOs, the group will have the chance to discuss these topics firsthand with women that are part of these processes.

  • 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
    Latin American Studies 300-level 3 credits Taught in English

    This course evaluates and analyzes the political and social dimensions of health and the environment in Latin America, including the influences of poverty, race, and gender. Students will develop the ability to link environmental and health issues and the social power relationship.

To request a course syllabus: syllabus@usac.edu

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Quick Details

2022-23 Application Cycle

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Summer Comparative Studies: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: June 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: October 15

Eligibility

Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students

Instruction

English/Spanish

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