Study Abroad in Buenos Aires

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires — Full Course List

Courses Taught in Spanish

Intensive Spanish Language Courses

Beginning Spanish I

ARGN 1001

Fall, Spring

5 Credits

First-semester, college-level Spanish. Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Some cultural readings are included. This course is intended for participants with little or no prior Spanish language instruction.

Syllabus for Beginning Spanish I Spanish ver. (PDF)

Syllabus for Beginning Spanish I English ver. (PDF)

Alternate Second-Semester Spanish

ARGN 1022

May session only

5 Credits

Brief review of material from first-semester, college-level Spanish followed by second-semester, college-level Spanish. Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Some cultural readings are included. This class is designed to develop and strengthen further the language skills acquired in Spanish I.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 1001, or equivalent, with a C- or better

Syllabus for Alternate Second-Semester Spanish Spanish ver. (PDF)

Syllabus for Alternate Second-Semester Spanish English ver. (PDF)

Beginning Spanish II

ARGN 1002

Fall, Spring

5 Credits

Second-semester, college-level Spanish. Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Some cultural readings are included. This class is designed to develop and strengthen further the language skills acquired in Spanish I.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 1001, or equivalent, with a C- or better

Syllabus for Beginning Spanish II Spanish ver. (PDF)

Syllabus for Beginning Spanish II English ver. (PDF)

Intermediate Spanish III

ARGN 1003

Fall, Winter Break, Spring, May, Summer

5 Credits

Third-semester, college-level Spanish. Further improve conversation and comprehension proficiency. Develop reading and writing skills through literary analysis and grammar review. This class is designed to develop and strengthen further the language skills acquired in Spanish II.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 1002, or equivalent, with a C- or better

Syllabus for Intermediate Spanish III Spanish ver. (PDF)

Syllabus for Intermediate Spanish III English ver. (PDF)

Intermediate Spanish IV

ARGN 1004

Fall, Winter Break, Spring, May, Summer

5 Credits

Fourth-semester, college-level Spanish. Further improve conversation and comprehension proficiency. Develop reading and writing skills through literary analysis and grammar review. This class is designed to develop and strengthen further the language skills acquired in Spanish III.

Syllabus for Intermediate Spanish IV Spanish ver. (PDF)

Syllabus for Intermediate Spanish IV English ver. (PDF)

Spanish Composition & Communication

ARGN 3015W

Fall, Winter Break, Spring, Summer

4 Credits

Fifth-semester, college-level Spanish. This course seeks to integrate the student's ability to write, speak, read, and understand modern Spanish at a level that is expected of majors and minors. Students generate a series of creative and original compositions and read a variety of texts from both Spain and Latin America. The class employs diverse learning techniques—grammar review, audio tape exercises, paired work, small group work, all class discussions, oral presentations, peer editing, process writing—to provide students with the appropriate opportunities to enhance their language skills as they learn academic content through the active use of the Spanish language. This class is designed to develop and strengthen further the language skills acquired in Spanish IV.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 1004, or equivalent, with a C- or better

Syllabus for Spanish Composition & Communication Spanish ver. (PDF)

Syllabus for Spanish Composition & Communication English ver. (PDF)

Electives Taught in Spanish

Buenos Aires: City of the Arts

ARGN 3011

Fall, Spring, May & Summer (6 wks)

3 Credits

This course focuses on the art and architecture of Argentina. Learn about the different artistic movements in the country and visit museums, private art collections, and public monuments. The city becomes your classroom. At the same time, get a broader perspective of world art that serves as a background for a better understanding of the art and architectural scene in Argentina throughout the past 300 years.

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and the Global Perspectives theme.
Spanish Department Equivalent: SPAN 3510 (through Summer 2019)

Syllabus for Buenos Aires: City of the Arts Spanish ver. (PDF)

Colloquial Spanish

ARGN 3001

Fall, Spring, May session

3 Credits

This upper-level elective course gives students an understanding of everyday Spanish as spoken by native speakers. It is designed to help students recognize distinct varieties of spoken Spanish.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 1004, or equivalent, with a C- or better

May count as a Spanish elective for Spanish Studies Majors and Minors as an elective without a Critical Analysis prerequisite.

Syllabus for Colloquial Spanish Spanish ver. (PDF)

Syllabus for Colloquial Spanish English ver. (PDF)

Argentina: Stereotypes & Identity

ARGN 3009

Fall, Spring, May session

3 Credits

This course provides an intercultural perspective of Argentina: how others see or perceive Argentines and how Argentines perceive themselves through literature, humor, art, music, and history. Throughout this course students will go beyond the notion of "stereotype" to attempt to gain a better understanding of Argentine identity.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 1004, or equivalent, with a C- or better

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and the Global Perspectives theme
Spanish Department Equivalent: SPAN 3510

Syllabus for Argentina: Stereotypes & Identity Spanish ver. (PDF)

Syllabus for Argentina: Stereotypes & Identity English ver. (PDF)

Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literatures

ARGN 3104W

Fall, Spring, Summer session

3 Credits

The aim of this course is to offer an introduction to Hispanic prose, poetry, and drama. In this intensive writing course, students read samples of the best and most renowned literary texts written in Spanish and at the same time develop strategies to improve their formal (academic) writing by articulating their opinions and interpreting the text read in class.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 1004, or equivalent, with a C- or better

Approved for the Literature core, Global Perspectives theme, and Writing Intensive requirement
Spanish Department Equivalent: SPAN 3104W

Syllabus for Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literatures Spanish ver. (PDF)

Syllabus for Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literatures English ver. (PDF)

Courses Taught in English

Psychology

Cross Cultural Psychology

ARGN 3xxx

Fall, Spring

3 Credits

This course's aim is to understand how cultural factors influence human behavior and development. Additionally, the interaction between different cultures and how to solve the difficulties that may arise during the acculturation process may be discussed. The course also studies the vision and treatment of mental disorders in different cultures, especially the differences and similarities between Argentine and North American cultures. Mental Health systems of both countries will be also analyzed and compared.
 
Syllabus forthcoming

The Paradox of Mental Health

ARGN 3012

Fall, Spring

3 Credits

This course looks at the biological basis for mental health, applying basic concepts of neurobiology. It explores the causal mechanisms of various mental health issues from autism to anxiety. The course will compare Argentina’s and the United States’ approaches to mental health, exploring the relationship between culture and mental health (e.g., “culture-bound syndromes”) over time. In addition, the course will compare the use of therapy versus pharmacological approaches in treating mental illness, looking at the medicalization of mental health in Argentina as compared to the United States.
Syllabus forthcoming

Global Studies—Latin American Courses

Politics & Society in Latin America

ARGN 3003

Fall, Spring

3 Credits

Take part in a comparative analysis of the social and political structures of Argentina and Latin America in the 20th Century. 

Approved for Social Science core and Global Perspectives theme

Syllabus for Politics & Society in Latin America (PDF)

Buenos Aires: City of the Arts

ARGN 3005

Fall, Spring

3 Credits

This course focuses on the art and architecture of Argentina. Learn about the different artistic movements in the country and visit museums, private art collections, and public monuments. The city becomes your classroom. At the same time, get a broader perspective of world art that serves as a background for a better understanding of the art and architectural scene in Argentina throughout the past 300 years.

Approved for the Arts and Humanities core and the Global Perspectives theme

Syllabus for Buenos Aires: City of the Arts (PDF)

Topics in Argentine History

ARGN 3006

Fall, Spring

3 Credits

Study Argentina's history. Main topics include the legacy of Peron, the army in politics and government, the return of democracy, and current events.

Approved for the Historical Perspectives core and the Global Perspectives theme

Syllabus for Topics in Argentine History (PDF)

 

Latin American Literature & Cinema

ARGN 3008

Fall, Spring

3 Credits

Study Argentine and Latin American literature and cinema of the past 3 decades. This course explores cinematic and literary representations of Argentina and Latin America, focusing on cinema and literature’s common capacity to enact and depict national identities through storytelling and recurrent topics.

Approved for the Literature core and the Global Perspectives theme

Syllabus for Latin American Literature & Cinema (PDF)

Service-Learning in Buenos Aires

ARGN 3640

Fall, Spring

3 Credits

Service-Learning in Buenos Aires emphasizes learning outside the classroom and reflection and critical thinking within the classroom to understand communities and social change. Community service-learning means engagement in the community and learning as the highest priority. The aim of this course is that students are able to make connections between what is learned in the classroom and what is observed outside the classroom, to test theories and research against social realities and vice versa.

Approved for the Civic Life and Ethics core and the Global Perspectives theme

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 1003, three semesters of college-level Spanish, or equivalent

Business

International Marketing

ARGN 3752

Fall, Spring

3 Credits

The student will be encouraged to perceive the role of a global marketing manager and to make decisions that could affect the outcome of a global marketing plan. This includes the international marketing environment and the international marketing mix, namely product, pricing, distribution, and promotion, as well as emerging issues in international trade such as trading blocs, trade barriers, and the standardization-versus-customization dilemma. A perspective on marketing in Argentina will be provided within this course.

Approved for Global Perspectives theme
This course has been pre-approved for elective credit by Carlson School of Management. Check with your adviser to see how this course fits within your academic plan

Syllabus for International Marketing (PDF)

 

The Global Economy

ARGN 4621

Fall, Spring

3 Credits

This course provides an in-depth understanding of international finance. Macro and micro views are discussed, combining issues for policymakers, managers of multinational corporations, and international investors. The course also provides insight in issues relating to emerging markets finance.

Approved for Global Perspectives theme
This course has been pre-approved for elective credit by Carlson School of Management. Check with your adviser to see how this course fits within your academic plan.

Syllabus for The Global Economy (PDF)

Latin American Economy: The Argentine Perspective

ARGN 3004

Fall, Spring

3 Credits

Examine privatization, industrialization, and economic reforms in Latin America and Argentina. This course looks at inflation, structural change, poverty, and changes in the external sector and rural sector. 
Approved for Social Science core and Global Perspectives theme

Syllabus for Latin American Economy: The Argentine Perspective (PDF)

 

Global Identity—Optional Online Course

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in reflecting on multiple layers of cross-cultural experience and marketing your study abroad experience for future goals. There is an additional cost for this course.

Program Handbook Program Orientation