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(PALAS 333) International Business in the Southern Cone

University of Belgrano
Campus Part time 15 weeks February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

Our goal is to raise critical questions about the opportunities and challenges that companies and entrepreneurs encounter when doing business with countries from the Southern Cone such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. [+]

Course Studies in Language Studies in South America 2017/2018. Information Semesters: First and Second Hours of Instruction per Week: 4 Total Weeks: 15 Total Hours of Instruction: 60 Courses transferable to ECTS Courses transferable to U.S. System Recommendation: Advanced written and spoken English Course Description Our goal is to raise critical questions about the opportunities and challenges that companies and entrepreneurs encounter when doing business with countries from the Southern Cone such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. We begin by introducing the general context in which international business takes place in the region. Once we have looked at the big picture, we focus on the controllable and uncontrollable forces in the Southern Cone business environment. Our approach is based on a guided, well-informed discussion that will help students build understanding on the advantages and disadvantages of doing business in the region. Throughout the course students are expected to develop basic interdisciplinary skills for business decision-making. By the end of the course, students gain valuable insight on the opportunities that Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay offer and are ready to conduct research and access first hand information about Southern markets. Course Requirements Each student will be expected to make a significant contribution to the classroom dialogue. Students need a minimum of 75% of attendance to be in good standing for the GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR PROJECT. Sliding the ID card is the only way to track record of attendance. In addition to participation, students will have to conduct a GLOBAL... [-]

Spanish as a Second Language

University of Belgrano
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 7 weeks February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires + 1 more

The School of Languages and Foreign Studies offers intensive lower division courses all year round with complete immersion in Argentine life and culture. A team of qualified native Spanish faculty with expertise in applied linguistics teaches language courses using the communicative approach methodology. [+]

The School of Languages and Foreign Studies offers intensive lower division courses all year round with complete immersion in Argentine life and culture. A team of qualified native Spanish faculty with expertise in applied linguistics teaches language courses using the communicative approach methodology. Classes meet five times a week for 3 or 5 hours and take 120 academic hours (of 45 minutes) to complete (see table). The course books are written by the professors themselves and published by Belgrano University Press. Intensive courses are also meant to better prepare students for our PEAL semester courses (Programa de Estudios Argentinos y Latinoamericanos). 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 online placement test that will take priority over past courses. Course capacity is limited to 15 students. On request, we also offer special programs e.g. Spanish for the Professions (Medicine and Healthcare, Political and Social Sciences, Business and Law) and we can also train instructors in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. Course Catalogue: (INT 121) Español Básico This course is intended for beginners and false beginners. The general aim of this course is to provide the student with basic language skills. Students acquire and develop a basic knowledge of the language that allows them to communicate straightforward information in a familiar context. Classes emphasize production and understanding in communicative situations. On completing the course, students will be able to understand basic... [-]

(PALAS 400) Latin America in Global Economy

University of Belgrano
Campus Part time 15 weeks February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

This course will study the development patterns of Latin America since colonial times to present days. Dependency from external factors has underpinned Latin America´s economic development. This course will focus on the specific issues that determined the economic development of the region as a whole, as well as that of individual countries. [+]

Course Studies in Language Studies in South America 2017/2018. Information Semesters: First and Second Hours of Instruction per Week: 4 Total Weeks: 15 Total Hours of Instruction: 60 Courses transferable to ECTS Courses transferable to U.S. System Recommendation: A background in Economics plus advanced written and spoken English Course Description This course will study the development patterns of Latin America since colonial times to present days. Dependency from external factors has underpinned Latin America´s economic development. This course will focus on the specific issues that determined the economic development of the region as a whole, as well as that of individual countries. The first part of this course will focus on economic history. In the second part, students are expected to choose one country from a list of Latin American countries and conduct research. A case study of the chosen country’s patterns of development and how economic history forged present-day conditions/ issues/ disparities/ insertion in the world will be presented, both orally - approximately 25 minutes followed by a 10-15 discussion – as well as written, both with a substantial weigh in the total final grade of the course, as seen below. The third part of the course will focus on the future prospects of Latin American development, future dilemmas and strategies to follow. Course Requirements Class attendance is required of all students at UB. A 75% attendance to classes is mandatory to keep the regular student status. An electronic system keeps track of attendance. Students have to slide an... [-]

Program in Argentine and Latin American Studies (PALAS)

University of Belgrano
Campus Full time Part time 15 weeks February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires + 1 more

This 15-week-program offers courses that meet twice a week for ninety minutes, that is, 4 hours of 45 minutes, total 60 contact hours. PALAS offers courses in economics, history, gender history, and literature, all of which focus specifically on Argentina and Latin America. [+]

This 15-week-program offers courses that meet twice a week for ninety minutes, that is, 4 hours of 45 minutes, total 60 contact hours. PALAS offers courses in economics, history, gender history, and literature, all of which focus specifically on Argentina and Latin America. Courses are designed for undergraduate students whose level of Spanish is at the beginner or intermediate level or for students who are interested in transferring credits in Latin American Studies to their home universities. Courses (PALAS 310) Argentine Economy (PALAS 330) Social Economy in Latin America (PALAS 332) Economic Integration in LatAm (PALAS 333) International Business in the Southern Cone (PALAS 340) History of Latin America (PALAS 342) Race and Nation in Argentina (PALAS 345) Argentine History and Literature OUT OF CATALOGUE (PALAS 360) Political and Social Change (PALAS 362) Latin American Cultures and Civilizations (PALAS 366) U.S.–Latin America Relations (PALAS 370) Argentina: The Making of a Country through its Literature OUT OF CATALOGUE (PALAS 372) Latin American Literature OUT OF CATALOGUE (PALAS 380) Gender History in Latin America (PALAS 400) Latin America in Global Economy (PALAS 420) Jorge Luis Borges: Visions of Culture and Knowledge (Special Topic on Comparative Literature) (PALAS 443) Tango: Gender, Nation & Identity (Special Topic on Cultural Studies) (PALAS 444) Human Rights and Cultural Representations (PALAS 490) Directed Research [-]

Quito - Area Studies & Language

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2018 Ecuador Quito

If you’re interested in improving your Spanish language skills, this program offers you the opportunity to rapidly strengthen your Spanish through a rigorous language course taught by IES Abroad. You select the remainder of your courses from options available at IES Abroad and one of the most distinguished universities in Ecuador, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). [+]

Course Studies in Language Studies in South America 2017/2018. Overview With a population of nearly 1.6 million people, Quito is a vibrant and modern city that is famous for its beautiful colonial Spanish architecture. It is also the capital of Ecuador—one of the most biologically varied countries in the world. Come to Quito and immerse yourself in the local language and cultures as you focus your studies on Ecuador’s ecological and ethnic diversity and the challenges of development. If you’re interested in improving your Spanish language skills, this program offers you the opportunity to rapidly strengthen your Spanish through a rigorous language course taught by IES Abroad. You select the remainder of your courses from options available at IES Abroad and one of the most distinguished universities in Ecuador, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). You can also enroll in a service learning placement during your time in Quito, which will help you understand the city’s social issues first-hand. Quito will be your classroom. Can you imagine visiting and observing Ecuadorian customs at a traditional fiesta or visiting local markets and handicraft workshops? Wherever possible, our courses take advantage of the city’s many historical, artistic, and cultural sites. Several courses include a hands-on, practical component. You also take several field trips to exotic locations while you study abroad in Quito, including the remote Galápagos Islands. Imagine yourself in an environmental haven of fearless sea lions, penguins, iguanas, and tortoises 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. It’s not very often... [-]

The Movement Of Social Solidarity In Argentina And South American Social Problems

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

This course seeks to enhance and deepen the knowledge, first, about the social solidarity action in general, focusing on Argentina mainly and secondly, knowledge of the social problems of the continent from the analysis of social problems and approach solidarity that is carried out in Argentina, including within the context of the South American continental underdevelopment. [+]

This course seeks to enhance and deepen the knowledge, first, about the social solidarity action in general, focusing on Argentina mainly and secondly, knowledge of the social problems of the continent from the analysis of social problems and approach solidarity that is carried out in Argentina, including within the context of the South American continental underdevelopment. For this, the course develops: Description; analysis and presentation of the state of contemporary debate on the following topics: government social policies; social action of civil society; social solidarity action. Presentation of the state of South American social problems. Analysis of causes of social underdevelopment of the South American countries and their consequences. Description and analysis of the South American forms of social issues and their derived: Poverty; urban poverty, rural poverty; indigenous social groups; informal work; involuntary migration; discrimination; violence in relation to the social-economic underdevelopment; housing deficit; child malnutrition. Exhibition of a historical overview of South America from the socially and politically from the pre-Hispanic period until today. The course is implemented following two ways: theoretical lectures by the teacher in charge of the course and content temporarily divided into classroom. Classes with outputs for direct contact of the trainees students with the protagonists of the solidarity action and where it is performed, using as a criterion for thematic selection that are the subject of joint action linked to problems where the consequences of characteristic economic underdevelopment in the region have the highest incidence. Teaching: Mr. Oscar Satol Kitashima (UCA).. [-]

American Geopolitics

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

The course will examine the continuity and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the Monroe Doctrine to ALCA´s failure. Historically, the region has been of special interest to the U.S. because of its proximity and instability. It is the area in which America’s principles and its power have often collided. [+]

Course Studies in Language Studies in South America 2017/2018. AMERICAN GEOPOLITICS PEL79*S-4 Professor: Mag. Rubén Rodríguez (UCA, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) Teaching Language: ENGLISH / Idioma: INGLÉS Course Description and Objectives The course will examine the continuity and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the Monroe Doctrine to ALCA´s failure. Historically, the region has been of special interest to the U.S. because of its proximity and instability. It is the area in which America’s principles and its power have often collided. We will analyze the evolution of U.S. objectives in Latin America, the means used to pursue those goals, and the process by which decisions connect means with ends. Students will learn how to interpret US current policies towards contemporary challenges, including Cuba, Hugo Chavez and the rise of the new populists. Syllabus Brief Historical Chronology. The Revolutionary War and the Consolidation of Independence, 1776-1800. George Washington and Isolationism. Expansion and Preservation. 1801-1865. 1823. Monroe Doctrine. Andrew Jackson. West Expansion. Texas and Mexican American War. Manifest Destiny. Global Emergence, 1865-1919. Lincoln and the Civil War. 1860-1900 Cycle. Imperialism. Theodore Roosevelt, Alfred Mahan and the Hispanic-American War 1898. Gunboat diplomacy. Big Stick Diplomacy. Cuba and the Platt Amendment. The Protectorate. Panama Secession 1903 and Roosevelt Corollary. Wilson and The League of Nations 1919. The “Era of the Good Neighbor” Policy. 1928-1950. Hoover and the 1928 Tour. F.D.Roosevelt and the protocole of non- intervention. “Re-discovering” Latin America. Movies and Fashion. The Cold War. 1945-1989. The... [-]

General English Program

Bridge Education Group
Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Denver Argentina Buenos Aires Chile Santiago + 3 more

As a student in our General English Program, you’ll focus on interactive, conversational English rather than teacher lectures. Your teachers will limit themselves to speaking no more than one-third of the class time in order to encourage you and your classmates to converse in English. [+]

General English Program Learn practical English skills while experiencing life in the United States. Purpose and Goals As a student in our General English Program, you’ll focus on interactive, conversational English rather than teacher lectures. Your teachers will limit themselves to speaking no more than one-third of the class time in order to encourage you and your classmates to converse in English. The interactive lessons clarify grammar usage, introduce new vocabulary and hone your reading strategies, always with an emphasis on spoken communication. You will develop your verbal English skills as quickly and effectively as possible. Program Overview With our General English program: Students of all levels are welcome. Courses can begin any Monday. Home-stay and hotel lodgings available. Flexible duration, you choose how many weeks to study. 4 course options to find the right fit for you. Location Our General English program is offered at two locations: Denver, Colorado and Purchase, New York. Our state of the art language center in Denver is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance to many shops, restaurants and attractions. Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a beautiful and appealing location to learn English. With world-class museums, shopping, and dining and easy access to outdoor adventures like skiing and hiking, Denver keeps its visitors very busy.  Our New York language center is located on-campus at Manhattanville College, just 20 minutes from New York City! You can enjoy all the attractions of the Big Apple on the... [-]

Latin American Studies Program (pel)

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

The PEL is an initiative of the Department of International Relations and Academic Cooperation of our University designed to address the Latin American reality from different disciplines. [+]

Course Studies in Language Studies in South America 2017/2018. The PEL is an initiative of the Department of International Relations and Academic Cooperation of our University designed to address the Latin American reality from different disciplines. This program aims to provide the knowledge of one's own problems of our region, beyond the issues of Argentina, opening the eyes of those strokes of culture, history, economics, the arts and politics that are fundamental parts of our identity . Within the varied academic offerings proposed by the Faculties of the UCA, you'll find the PEL a unique opportunity to enjoy an academic experience that will bring you to specific topics that you will not find anywhere else in the world. Designed for international students, these courses are also open extension- like all students of our University. While they receive during Orientation Week information directly from teachers in charge of each course, we give them the ability to access the Content Guide Minimum where you will find the list of all the materials that make up the PEL with a brief description of each uca. The courses offered are similar workload and are convertible to credits within the framework of academic exchange. The academic offerings of the program has courses taught in Spanish and / or English. To pass PEL courses you must meet the same requirements as for any material of the UCA: Attend at least 75% of classes. Approve midterms and other assessments to establish the teacher in each case. Passing... [-]

State And Religion In Latin America

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

Introduction: systems relationship between the political community (state) and religious (churches) Church and State in Latin America during the Spanish period. [+]

THE COURSE Introduction: systems relationship between religious political community (state) and (churches) Church and State in Latin America during the Spanish period. The emergence of nation states in Latin America and its relations with the Church. Evolution. religious freedom and religious pluralism in Latin America. Development and current challenges. The protection of religious freedom in the American system. The course is taught in Spanish, with support projections power point for easier tracking Course Requirements: A basic general culture is required with universal and basic knowledge of American history and interest in social and political issues, which would put the historical processes and understand the basic legal concepts that will be given during the course. TeachingProf. Juan Gregorio Navarro Floria (UCA). [-]

Art, Architecture And Identity In Latin America

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

Spiritual geography of America exhibits a rich and deep, extraordinary density both for the variety of its original components as the results of their merger. That is why, if I had to highlight just one among the many features of such a profile it should be undoubtedly miscegenation: [+]

Course Studies in Language Studies in South America 2017/2018. THE COURSE Spiritual geography of America exhibits a rich and deep, extraordinary density both for the variety of its original components as the results of their merger. That is why, if I had to highlight just one among the many features of such a profile it should be undoubtedly miscegenation: mixture of races, languages, mythologies; mixing of religions, philosophies, political systems, economic practices, social orders; mix of scientific and esoteric knowledge, technologies, gastronomy, arts and letters, architectures. Miscegenation of cultures. This is an introductory course in art and architecture, especially designed for students from other academic areas so it is not necessary to have previous knowledge on the subject. In each class will try to learn to "read" the works and to understand through analysis behind what we see: how the work was generated, in that context was thought, what ideas represents, what is the personal story of its author and much more. We will have a weekly 3-hour class is divided into two parts (with a coffee break of 15 minutes). During the semester we will make two visits to museums, between the hours of class. The evaluation system is structured in two midterms (multiple choice) and a final test that students undertake in the last two weeks of the course. PROGRAM 1. Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures: Olmec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Mixtec, Maya, Toltec, Aztec. 2. Pre-Columbian Cultures in America Andina: Chavin, Nazca, Paracas, Tiahuanaco, Mochica, Chimu, Inca. 3. Colonial period: the... [-]

Political And Social Processes In South America: Argentina, Chile, Brazil And Venezuela

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

The course objective is to present a comparative perspective some aspects of the political processes of Argentina, Chile and Brazil and Venezuela from 1950 to the present. The course combines historical presentation with analysis of phenomena from their own theoretical approaches of political science. These are the modernization theory, neo-institutionalism, the focus of cleavages and the theory of collective action. [+]

The course objective is to present a comparative perspective some aspects of the political processes of Argentina, Chile and Brazil and Venezuela from 1950 to the present. The course combines historical presentation with analysis of phenomena from their own theoretical approaches of political science. These are the modernization theory, neo-institutionalism, the focus of cleavages and the theory of collective action. The program is organized around three main modules: a) The reunion of Latin American democracy b) The emergence of new forms of political instability different traditional and linked coup in cases like Argentina phenomena of economic collapse. c) The emergence of a new populism paradigmatic manifestations like Hugo Chavez. Paradojales three encounters with democracy, with instability and populism. TeachingProf. Eugene Kvaternik (Universidad del Salvador, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Johns Hopkins University). [-]

Corporate Business In Latin America

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

Corporate business in Latin America will present the fundamentals and basics of what criteria companies use to conduct business from a Latin American perspective, with an emphasis on reality Argentina, Applying the theory to specific cases and problems, considering the local context, will help students to do business in the region. [+]

Course Studies in Language Studies in South America 2017/2018. Corporate business in Latin America will present the fundamentals and basics of what criteria companies use to conduct business from a Latin American perspective, with an emphasis on reality Argentina, Applying the theory to specific cases and problems, considering the local context, help students make commercial activities in the region. The main topics include: the risk-return Basic criteria for decision making in business business plan valuation techniques impact of regional and international context of doing business active participation in class is required, based on assigned and discussion of the main events and financial news published in newspapers and analysis of information and quotes, provided on Internet pages readings. ProfessorMag Luis Alejandro Alonso (UCA, Boston University).. [-]

Contemporary Latin American Story

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

The seminar consists of critical reading and thematic and formal analysis of Latin American stories that best represent the diversity of gender in the XIX, XX and XXI centuries. On the one hand, we will explore the story as a literary genre in Latin America through the theory, techniques and production of so-called "masters of the short story" Quiroga, Cortazar, Borges, Rulfo, Donoso and García Márquez [+]

Course description: The seminar consists of critical reading and thematic and formal analysis of Latin American stories that best represent the diversity of gender in the XIX, XX and XXI centuries. On the one hand, we will explore the story as a literary genre in Latin America through the theory, techniques and production of so-called "masters of the short story" Quiroga, Cortazar, Borges, Rulfo, Donoso and García Márquez. On the other hand, we analyze the story in direct relation to the literary tradition, social context, the historical moment and specific literature search of each author and movement. We pay special attention, but not exclusively, the writers of the baroque and neo-baroque -Alejo Cuban Carpentier, Jose Lezama Lima, Reinaldo Arenas and Virgilio Piñera for this generation be a turning point in Latin American literature in general. In addition, we will dedicate the last part of the course to the study of short stories written by women Luisa Valenzuela, Cristina Peri Rossi and Zoé Valdés, among others to evaluate the concept of -individual and social identity and multiple masks. The stories will be approached from a historical and social perspective stylistic, aesthetic and structural -aspects theoretical, technical, literary and. In turn, in some specific cases, we adapt the text to the screen in order to open a dialogue between literature and cinema. Objectives: The main objective of this course is to give students the social base, the historical framework and the relevant aesthetic movement for critical reading of texts. In addition to... [-]

Summer Pealit

University of Belgrano
Campus Full time 5 weeks February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

The Argentine and Latin American Studies Program (PEAL) provides a period of 5-week studies during the northern summer / southern winter (Junius 22 - July 23) that consists of two general classes of higher level in Latin American Studies at level 300 teachers entirely in Italian. [+]

Course Studies in Language Studies in South America 2017/2018. The Argentine and Latin American Studies Program (PEAL) provides a period of 5-week studies during the northern summer / southern winter (Junius 22 - July 23) that consists of two general classes of higher level in Latin American Studies at level 300 teachers entirely in Italian. Lessons are four times a week for 150 minutes each, and include a total of 60 hours. You need a minimum of 14 students to open the program. Courses (PEALIT 329) Cultures and Civilizations of Latin America (PEALIT 369) Economic History of Latin America [-]