Cuzco Course Offerings

 

2019-2020 SEMESTER & SUMMER PROGRAMS:
UNIVERSIDAD SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA – CUZCO, PERU

Application Deadlines

Spring: October 1

Summer I: March 15

Summer II: April 15

Fall: May 15

Language Requirement: For all levels of Spanish. Courses are available in English & Spanish. You can approximate your Spanish level using the following:

-Beginner level students are those who have not taken Spanish before.
-Low Intermediate level students have completed 1-2 semesters or 2-3 quarters of college level Spanish.
-Intermediate level students have completed 2-3 semesters or 3-4 quarters of college level Spanish.
-Advanced level students have completed at least 4 semesters or 5-6 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.70. Must have completed at least 1 semester at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying. For complete requirements, please see the Eligibility section of this page.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits (semester program). 3-8 semester credits (summer program). 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.

Final Transcript: Issued by Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola.

COURSE OFFERINGS

  • Students will take 4-5 courses per semester or 1-2 courses per summer session. It is not mandatory to take a Spanish language course unless it is required by your home institution.

  • Not all courses run every term.  Semester students MUST HAVE 8 COURSES approved by their home institution.  Summer students MUST have 5 COURSES approved by their home institution. This will give you back-ups in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. When you pre-register for courses (this happens after you’re accepted), semester students will have to list 8 different courses, and summer students will have to list 5 different courses.

  • Course offerings are subject to change.

Beginner Spanish Language (4 credits)
Available all terms

Pre-Intermediate (Low Intermediate) Spanish Language (4 credits)
Available all terms

Intermediate Spanish Language (4 credits)
Available all terms

Advanced Spanish Language (4 credits)
Available all terms

Andean Nutrition (3 credits)
Available all terms
Taught in English
The purpose of this course is to reveal to students the remarkable nutritional qualities of Andean crops, their role in the diet of local populations, and their value within the context of local culture, comparing them with other crops of foreign origin.

Art and Design (3 credits)
Available all terms
Taught in English
This course offers students a unique opportunity to experience cultural immersion and develop their personal artistic creativity. Along with lectures on the art history of Cusco and a range of cultural activities.

Biodiversity of Peru (3 credits)
Available all terms
Taught in English
Peru is one of the world’s 17 most mega diverse countries. The extraordinary biodiversity of Peru means that students are able to observe many of these life forms and gain a deeper appreciation of the life that exists all around us.

Business in Peru and Latin America (4 credits)
Available all terms
Taught in English
This course gives students a better understanding of the economic environment for investment, trade and importing in Peru and Latin America.

Communication Psychology (3 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER II AND FALL SEMESTER
Taught in English
This course seeks to help students comprehend our social environment through a psychological interpretation of different forms of communication. The course explores the role of language as the main tool in the communication process.

Contemporary Society and Culture of Peru (3 credits)
Available all terms 
Taught in English
This course allows students to explore and understand Peruvian society today as the result of a series of historical, anthropological and sociological processes and transformations.

Cultural Heritage Conservation (3 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER I ONLY 
Taught in English
This course demonstrates to students the importance of cultural heritage in our contemporary world. They will study procedures and policies designed to conserve culturally significant buildings and landscapes. Topics addressed by the course include: heritage site registration and cataloging, UNESCO Heritage Conservation Charters, and principal restoration and conservation techniques.

Ecotourism (4 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER II AND FALL SEMESTER 
Taught in English
The course seeks to analyze the business of ecotourism in its role of promoting the conservation of the places visited and to economically benefit its inhabitants, for which the students will explore the different variables that this activity involves.

Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER II AND FALL SEMESTER 
Taught in English
This course provides the students with the understanding of entrepreneurship and the role it plays in the economic order.

Healing and Shamanism in Andean and Amazonian Cultures (3 credits)
Available all terms 
Taught in English
This course introduces students to ancient and current traditional healing and shamanic practices and beliefs in the Andean culture. The student will learn about the interaction of ancient Andean heritage with the contemporary Peru.

History and Culture of the Incas (3 credits)
Available all terms 
Taught in English
This course introduces students to the most renowned of all pre-colonial South American societies, enabling them to explore their history, political development, economy, technology and religion in the heartland of the Inca state.

Inca Architecture (3 credits)
Available all terms 
Taught in English
In this course students will learn about the evolution of architecture and urban planning among the Incas and other ancient Andean cultures.

Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER II AND FALL SEMESTER 
Taught in Spanish
This course guides students through the analysis of the role of communication in our modern human society, characterized as it is by the enormous cultural diversity, through illustrative examples from the Peruvian context.

International Business (4 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER II AND FALL SEMESTER 
Taught in Spanish
This theoretical course has as its objective to teach that international business does not only refer to imports and exports but also includes how the activities of the different areas of a local operation organization work in the globalized market.

International Cooperation Management (4 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER II AND FALL SEMESTER 
Taught in Spanish
The course seeks to teach the student how International Development Cooperation is managed under global parameters focused on the current situation and the trends in cooperation in Peru.

Introduction to Volunteering and Service Learning (3 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER I ONLY 
Taught in English
In essence, this course is intended to serve as an introduction for those students who come to Cusco for a volunteering or service learning experience. Its content addresses the legal framework for volunteering and service learning in Peru; vulnerable local populations and their needs; best practices for volunteering; governmental, non governmental and private organizations and their social responsibility initiatives. Students may apply the lessons learned in class to any practical volunteering and service learning projects in which they choose to participate while in Cusco.

Leadership and Communication (3 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER II AND FALL SEMESTER 
Taught in English
The purpose of this course is to provide the students with the tools that will help them develop the communication skills needed to be successful leaders.

Latin American Literature (3 credits)
Available all terms 
Taught in Spanish
This course offers a journey through Latin American Literature, from the pre-Columbian phase to our times. It invites the student to delve into the mysticism of Latin American through reading and analyzing the texts of the most important writers.

Photography (3 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER I ONLY 
Taught in English
In this theoretical and practical course students will learn about key elements in the process of photographic production, starting with basic technical aspects of the use of a digital camera and moving on to other important elements. Student must bring his/her own DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Project Management (4 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER II AND FALL SEMESTER 
Taught in English
This course follows both a conceptual and practical approach and is based on the principles of project management, best practices and teaches the student how to identify project stages, and specific aspects such a content areas.

Touristic Geography and Territory (3 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER II AND FALL SEMESTER 
Taught in Spanish
Course of theoretical-practical nature that aims to lay the foundations in the student with respect to the inter-relationship between Tourism and Geography from the knowledge of the geographic components of tourism.

 
 
Jackie Cimino