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Language Eligibility: For all levels of Spanish.
-Beginner level is for students who have not taken Spanish before.
For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPA, click here.
Total contact hours: 150-195 per semester. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit. 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.
Possible U.S. Credits: 10-13 semester credits per quarter.
Final transcript is issued by the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.
San José, Costa Rica – Spring Quarter Course Offerings
Students will take the 2 mandatory core courses listed below and one or both of the elective courses. Students must get both elective courses pre-approved for credit, as only one may run, according to student demand. Course offerings are subject to change.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA (Service Learning Course) (45 contact hours – Mandatory)
Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development is a course based on service learning as a pedagogic methodology that prepares college graduates to be active and informed global citizens. This is a credit bearing educational experience that provides students with the opportunity to participate in community work complemented with reflection spaces that open the possibility of making the proper connections with personal values and course contents: local development, social justice, intercultural understanding, sustainability, civic responsibility, and global citizenship. The community work takes place in the context of local human development processes, mainly in urban Costa Rica.
SPANISH LANGUAGE (60 contact hours – Mandatory)
During the first week of classes, students will complete a Spanish placement exam, according to which they will be placed in the appropriate level Spanish class. Class levels range from introductory to advanced Spanish. All course levels meet for 60 contact hours during the term. Links to Spanish Language syllabi:
–Beginner I Spanish Language:
–Beginner II Spanish Language
–Intermediate I Spanish Language
–Intermediate II Spanish Language
–Advanced Spanish Language (Grammar & Composition)
–Advanced Spanish Language (Advanced Conversation)
LATIN AMERICA: A MIRROR OF REALITY THROUGH FILM (45 contact hours – elective)
SPORTS AND DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA (45 contact hours – elective)
Sports are a worldwide phenomenon. However, they are perceived and fulfill different roles in society depending on each nation. From an element recommended to improve the quality of life of its citizens to a tool to embrace and disseminate national identity, this course provides students with a closer look into the multiple areas where sports play a strategic role in Latin-American countries. As it is known, Latin America is still a region of the world working on its development. This ongoing development process causes many financial constraints that affect and delay many areas of a country, including sports disciplines. But regardless of many of the obstacles faced, sports can be a source of identity and national joy that filters through society increasing unity, cohesion, and a national sense of worth.