|Spring Semester 2019 – Viña del Mar, Chile||click here for price||click here for dates||VMS|
|Fall Semester 2019 – Viña del Mar, Chile||click here for price||click here for dates||VMF|
Language Eligibility: for all levels of Spanish.
-Beginner level is for complete beginners who have not taken any Spanish before.
-Elementary level is for students who have taken a little Spanish before, such as in high school or 1 semester in college.
-Intermediate level must have completed 2-3 semesters or 3-4 quarters of college level Spanish.
-High Intermediate level must have completed 3-4 semesters or 4-5 quarters of college level Spanish.
-Advanced level must have completed 4 or more semesters or 6 or more quarters of college level Spanish.
For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPA, click here.
Total classroom hours: 180-300 per semester. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.
Possible U.S. Credits: 12-20 semester hours. Normal course load is 4-5 classes.
Final transcript is issued by the Universidad de Viña del Mar.
Viña del Mar, Chile: Universidad de Viña del Mar – Semester Course Offerings
Beginner (A1) Level – Spanish Language
Elementary/Pre-Intermediate (A2) Level – Spanish Language
Intermediate (B1) Level – Spanish Language
High Intermediate (B2) Level – Spanish Language
Advanced (C1 & C2) Level – Spanish Language
Electives Taught in English
Executive Production, the International Film and Television Industry (description coming soon)
Latin American History of Ideas
Critical Narratives on Global and Local Order
Cross-Cultural Engagement and Skill Development
Latin American Regional Scenario in the 21st Century
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Project Management: Key Skills to Excel in Everyday Life
Electives Taught in Spanish – Open to Intermediate level (B1) and higher
This course aims to give students an overview of narrative and contemporary Latin American poetry, along with a more complex approach on the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar, the Colombian author Alvaro Mutis, and Chileans Pablo Nerudo and Vicente Huidobro, to provide as an example of formal and thematic diversity of the American creative field in Spanish.
Latin Americans seek their identity through art. This allows them to integrate their vision of themselves with their world. This course approaches the Latin American condition not only from the historical, but also from the cultural aspect and the film itself. Through film it is possible to see multicultural issues on the continent, taking into account how each country, in conforming to Latin America, has developed a distinctive culture. The cinematic approach, then, reflects this multiculturalism: films will be screened for Chilean, German, Danish, and British directors to demonstrate the richness present in Latin America.
This course reviews and explains the political, economic, cultural and security of individual Latin American states, highlighting issues such as governance, political organization, production, markets, income distribution and intra-and interstate conflict. The course also examines the similarities and differences between the Latin American region, the United States, Europe and Asia.
This course will provide students with an explanation of how Latin America ,over more than five hundred years ago, accidentally became a part of a complex historical project of European origin known as modernization. The class will analyze the fundamental misconceptions associated with the emancipation process of Latin America, as well as learn to recognize the cultural, social, and economic consequences of the conquest on the original peoples of Latin America. Tying in with what they learn from the first portion of the class, students will study what impacts the current economic growth of Chile, Colombia, and Brazil is having on their societies.
A course is focused on the socio-political evolution of Chile, from the civil war to the military dictatorship, taking into account the great revolutions in Chile, as well as considering the Mexican and Cuban revolutions, two of the most important revolutions in Latin America, in order to understand how revolutionary ideas began to circulate in Chile in the early twentieth century and how these revolutions began with people from the humblest walks of life to become large social movements.
Latin American Social Movements – 64 contact hours (4 semester credits)
The objective of this course is to analyze collective action and social commitment to understand the special characteristics of Latin American mobilizations. We will learn about various social movements, how a global justice discourse is developed, and evaluation of various social problems. This will provide the opportunity to question the notions of revolution, citizenship, and democracy. Once students understand the basis of how social movements are created, they will learn to analyze contemporary issues that cut across Latin America.
Chilean Music – 64 contact hours (4 semester credits)
In this course, students will learn about popular Chilean music from the 1950’s to the present. They will learn to recognize, interpret and identify the content of social and political conflict as a manifestation of the individual and collective identity of Chilean society. Students will be able to relate their own musical experiences within a historical context and acknowledge popular music as a tool to better understand social and cultural realities.
Indigenous History of Chile: Discovering of Two Worlds and the Conquest– 64 contact hours (4 semester credits)
This course seeks to show how the indigenous peoples of Chile lived before the arrival of the conquerer. What were their traditions, lifestyles, religious beliefs and scientific advances? This course will evaluate how the Chilean identity was formed, which began with the War of Independence (1810-1823), and how this led to the formation of the Republic. Finally, the course will discuss the current indigenous peoples, the Mapuche and Rapa Nui, who survived the conquest of Spanish culture and still strive to maintain their own identity among Chilean society.