Courses for International Students at the Undergraduate Level

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Buenos Aires, August 13, 2014 Courses for International Students at the Undergraduate Level

1) Semester Courses in the Program in Argentine and Latin American Studies (PALAS) & Programa de Estudios Argentinos y Latinoamericanos (PEAL)

The School of Languages and Foreign Studies offers two programs in Latin American Studies specially designed for foreign students: PEAL (taught in Spanish) and PALAS (taught in English), which also offer Spanish as a Second Language courses (SPAN).

PEAL & PALAS offer introductory and upper division courses in art, cultural studies, economics, ethics, history, literature, political theory, gender studies and sociology, all of which focus specifically on Argentina and Latin America. Courses coded 150 or above are at second year undergraduate-level or higher (eg SPAN 150).

Norwegian full-time students have to take five courses, which is the equivalent to 300 contact hours, equal to 30 credits in the European System (ECTS), depending on the student's home university.

Meant for undergraduate students, courses meet twice per week for 90 minutes each class and take a total of 60 hours to complete, with the exception of Tango Dance and Oral Production (Intermediate & Advanced), which meet once a week for 90 minutes and take a total of 30 hours to complete.

The semester lasts 15 weeks in a row, with no breaks, and is available twice a year (July 28 to November 6, 2014 and March 9 to July 18, 2015).

Course syllabi and other useful information is available online at http://www.ub.edu.ar/studies-abroad/studies-abroad.php

Undergraduate Course Catalogue

CODE COURSE SUGGESTED

ECTS CREDITS

CONTACT HOURS LANGUAGE COURSES

SPAN 120 Español Básico 9 90

PORT 120 Portugués Básico 9 90

SPAN 150 Español Intermedio A 6 60

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SPAN 156 Producción Oral Intermedia 3 30

SPAN 220 Español Avanzado A 6 60

SPAN 225 Español Avanzado B 6 60

SPAN 226 Producción Oral Avanzada 3 30

SPAN200/300 Taller de escritura intermedia y avanzada 6 60

CODE COURSE SUGGESTED

ECTS CREDITS

CONTACT HOURS Semester courses in English: PALAS

PALAS 310 Argentine Economy 6 60

PALAS 330 Social Economy in LatAm 6 60

PALAS 332 Economic Integration in LatAm 6 60

PALAS 333 Int. Business in the Southern Cone 6 60

PALAS340 History of LA 6 60

PALAS345 Argentine History and Literature 6 60

PALAS 362 Latin American Cultures and Civilizations 6 60

PALAS 366 U.S.–Latin America Relations 6 60

PALAS 380 Gender History in LatAm 6 60

PALAS 400 LatAm in Global Economy 6 60

PALAS 420 Jorge Luis Borges: Visions of Culture & Knowledge 6 60

PALAS 443 Tango: Gender, Nation & Identity 6 60

PALAS 490 Directed Research (additional fee applies) 1 8

CODE COURSE SUGGESTED

ECTS CREDITS

CONTACT HOURS Semester courses in Spanish: PEAL

PEAL 302 Arte argentino contemporáneo 6 60

PEAL 312 Historia latinoamericana siglo XX 6 60

PEAL 321 Literatura latinoamericana 6 60

PEAL 322 Literatura argentina 6 60

PEAL 330 Estudios culturales argentinos 6 60

PEAL 345 Argentina, sociedad abierta 6 60

PEAL 346 Pensamiento político latinoamericano 6 60

PEAL 369 Historia económica en Latinoamérica 6 60

PEAL 372 Política económica argentina 6 60

PEAL 400 LatAm y la economía global 6 60

PEAL 420 Estudios de género en LatAm 6 60

PEAL 442 Narrativas de lo monstruoso en LatAm 6 60

PEAL 444 Ficciones urbanas: las ciudades latAm 6 60

PEAL 454 Sociedades latinoamericanas: los

movimientos sociales 6 60

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PEAL 490 Asesoramiento de tesinas (con pago

adicional) 1 8

2) Boreal Summer Courses

As from 2015, PEAL will offer a boreal summer / austral winter program consisting of two courses in Spanish at intermediate and advanced levels, and four upper division survey courses in Latin American Studies at the 300 level. These courses are suitable for majors and minors in Spanish and all students participating in this program must take two courses. Courses meet four times per week for 150 minutes each class, and take a total of 60 hours to complete. All students must take a written placement test online which will determine if they are eligible for this program. A minimum of 20 students is required to open the program. Syllabi will be available online in late March at

http://www.ub.edu.ar/studies-abroad/studies-abroad.php

CODE COURSE SUGGESTED

ECTS CREDITS

CONTACT HOURS LANGUAGE COURSES: SPAN

SPAN 155 Español Intermedio B 6 60

SPAN 220 Español Avanzado A 6 60

Semester courses in Spanish: PEAL

PEAL 305 Arte latinoamericano 6 60

PEAL 321 Literatura latinoamericana 6 60

PEAL 325 Cultura y civilización en Argentina 6 60

PEAL 329 Cultura y civilización en Latinoamérica 6 60

3) Intensive Courses in the Spanish as a Second Language Program The School of Languages and Foreign Studies offers intensive lower division courses all year round with complete immersion in Argentine life and culture. Classes meet five times a week for 3 or 5 hours and take a 100 hours to complete. Intensive courses are also meant to better prepare students for our PEAL semester courses Continuing students may also take a further course in Spanish language during the semester.

Students will be allocated to different levels on the basis of a written placement test that will take priority over past courses. Course capacity is limited to 15 students.

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CODE COURSE SUGGESTED ECTS CREDITS

CONTACT HOURS SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

INT 121 ESPAÑOL BÁSICO 10 100

INT 151 ESPAÑOL INTERMEDIO 1 10 100

INT 181 ESPAÑOL INTERMEDIO 2 10 100

INT 221 ESPAÑOL AVANZADO 10 100

SSL programs are available on our website http://www.ub.edu.ar/studies-abroad/studies-abroad.php

Students attending our university combine intensive courses with boreal summer/austral winter semester courses (PEAL/PALAS) -see calendar, PAGE 5.

4) Courses with local undergraduate students

Advanced students can also take courses with local undergraduate students on courses offered by the University of Belgrano (Architecture, International Relations, Engineering, Psychology, etc.), but the academic calendar extends to 19 weeks because of the final exam dates (see Table).

For a list of programs and degree courses available, please visit: http://www.ub.edu.ar/inscripcion/carreras_de_grado.php

To check which courses are offered each semester, please consult the academic advisors: Adriana Rodriguez <adriana.rodriguez@ub.edu.ar>, Dr. Luisa Acrich <luisa.acrich@ub.edu.ar> and Alicia Arilla <alicia.arilla@ub.edu.ar>.

Application process and admissions

There are two deadlines to submit applications: November 30 (for Spring Semester) and May 30 (for Fall Semester).

Applicants must send a completed application form (including their choice of courses), two letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and a transcript of their marks or grades. For further information, please contact Jimena Alcón <movilidad.internacional@ub.edu.ar>

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