Cuzco Course Offerings

 

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

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester 2019 $11,295Arrive Jan. 16, 2019 – Depart May 11, 2019CPSP
Summer I 2019$4,995Arrive May 16, 2019 – Depart June 22, 2019CPSUI
Summer II 2019$4,995Arrive June 27, 2019 – Depart Aug. 6, 2019CPSUII
Fall Semester 2019 $11,295Arrive Aug. 8, 2019 – Depart Nov. 30, 2019CPF
Spring Semester 2020 $11,295Arrive Mid. Jan. 2020 – Depart Mid. May 2020 (TBA)CPSP

Language Eligibility: For all levels of Spanish.

-Beginner level is for students who have not taken Spanish before.
-Intermediate level must have completed at least 2 semesters or 3 quarters of college level Spanish.
-Advanced level must have completed at least 4 semesters or 6 quarters of college level Spanish.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Total contact hours: 180-225 per semester; 45-120 per summer session. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester; 3-8 semester credits per summer session.

Final transcript is issued by the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.


CUZCO, PERU: UNIVERSIDAD SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA – SEMESTER AND SUMMER COURSE OFFERINGS

Students will take 4-5 courses per semester or 1-2 courses per summer session. The number of U.S. semester credits earned is listed below, next to the course title.  Students are not required to take a Spanish language course. 

Not all courses run every term.  Semester students MUST have 8 COURSES approved by their home institution, in case of changes in availability or schedule conflicts.  Summer students MUST have 5 COURSES approved by their home institution. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or if some of the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that your school will accept for credit.

Course offerings are subject to change.

Spanish Language – Beginner (4 credits), Pre-Intermediate (Low Intermediate) (4 credits), Intermediate (4 credits), or Advanced (4 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL SEMESTER

This course enables students to develop communicative skills of the language in order to express ideas and understand everyday needs.

Andean Nutrition (3 credits)
AVAILABLE SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL SEMESTER 
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 SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL SEMESTER
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 SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL SEMESTER 
Taught in English
Peru is one of the world’s 17 most megadiverse 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 SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL SEMESTER
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 SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL SEMESTER 
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 SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL SEMESTER 
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 SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL SEMESTER 
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 SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL SEMESTER 
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 SUMMER I, SUMMER II, AND FALL SEMESTER 
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