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Language Eligibility: For all levels of Spanish. (Electives are taught in English.)
-Beginner level is for students who have not taken Spanish before.
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Total contact hours: 240 per semester. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.
Possible U.S. Credits: 16 semester credits per semester.
Final transcript is issued by the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.
Course Descriptions: Interdisciplinary Studies in Latin America
This interdisciplinary program will allow students to choose from a wide selection of courses while living and studying in Costa Rica. There are 2 mandatory core courses that all students must take: 1) Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development (a Service Learning course) and 2) Spanish Language. Students may choose an additional 3 classes from the options listed below.
All courses are taught in English, except Spanish Language and Central American Literature. Students will take a placement exam after arrival to determine their Spanish level.
Core Courses (mandatory for all students)
- Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development – a Service Learning course – (mandatory – 45 contact hours/3 semester credits)
- Spanish Language (mandatory – 60 contact hours/4 semester credits).
Then, choose 3 electives from the following list. Students will be asked to give 6 possible elective choices, in order of preference. If fewer than 6 students sign up for an elective, it will not be held and students will be given the option to take a different elective. All are taught in English except Central American Literature.
–Central American Literature (taught in Spanish for Advanced level students) – 45 contact hours/3 semester credits
–Current Environmental Issues in Latin America – 45 contact hours/3 semester credits
–Democracy in Central America: an Ongoing Question – 45 contact hours/3 semester credits
–Development in Latin America from a Gender Perspective – 45 contact hours/3 semester credits
–Human Rights in Latin America: A Critical Approach – 45 contact hours/3 semester credits
–Rural and Urban Sustainable Development: Global and Local Perspectives – 45 contact hours/3 semester credits
–Sustainable Tourism and Local Development – 45 contact hours/3 semester credits