Mendozaurbana Plazaespaña

Students in this program have the option of completing Spanish language coursework in combination with elective courses in English related to a variety of disciplines, including Argentine culture and society, economics, politics, and viticulture. Coursework is designed for visiting international students, though elective courses in English are also open to Argentine students at the Universidad de Congreso.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals with host families)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Completion of oral interview (if coursework with Argentine students is desired)
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with proof of payment of reciprocity fee and supporting documents

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Mendoza programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Andes Trekking

    The group will travel approximately an hour outside of Mendoza to be dazzled by the magnificent views. While hiking, students will be introduced to the native fauna and flora of the region and experience the majestic beauty of the mountains around them.

  • Cacheuta Thermal Baths

    Located in the mountain village of Cacheuta is a relaxing resort featuring a number of thermal baths of varying temperatures, as well as mud therapy, saunas, and other relaxing treatments. API students will enjoy a therapeutic retreat from their studies here!

  • San Rafael

    San Rafael, developed from the desert, is an oasis similar to Mendoza due to its network of canals. By 1900, San Rafael had become a major destination for European immigrants, drawn by the developing fruit orchards, olives groves, and vineyards. San Rafael is now an important economic hub in the southern part of the Mendoza province. The torrential Atuel and Diamante Rivers have led to the creation of a number of hydroelectric dams, as well as a large reservoir and lakes, which have become major tourist sites. The lakes and rivers offer wonderful opportunities for water sports and great scenery. San Rafael also has a dazzling canyon formed by the Atuel River, with incredible rock formations.

  • Santiago and Valparaíso

    Housing more than one-third of the total Chilean population, Santiago defines Chile. It is a thriving metropolis with many museums, restaurants, and other cultural activities. Surrounded by mountains and with its mixture of architecture reminiscent of both old Europe and the United States, Santiago enthralls visitors. On the second day, the group will go on a full day excursion to Valparaiso to see one of the most beautiful cities in Chile next to the Pacific Ocean.

  • Winery Excursion

    Mendoza is the main wine-producing region of Argentina, featuring more than 900 producing wineries. Leaving the city of Mendoza, one encounters olive oil factories and wineries. This excursion will introduce participants to the most important wineries in Luján de Cuyo or Maipú. On route back to Mendoza, participants will enjoy visiting a famous church related to the history of Mendoza and its vineyards.

  • Potrerillos

    Potrerillos is a district in Mendoza province in western Argentina. Set in the Andean foothills, the district is within the Luján de Cuyo wine region, known for the Malbec grape variety. The Mendoza River, with its whitewater rapids, winds along the eastern edge of Potrerillos town. It runs into the huge, trout-filled Potrerillos Dam, which is ringed by trails.

  • Andes Trekking

    The group will travel approximately an hour outside of Mendoza to be dazzled by the magnificent views. While hiking, students will be introduced to the native fauna and flora of the region and experience the majestic beauty of the mountains around them.

  • Cacheuta Thermal Baths

    Located in the mountain village of Cacheuta is a relaxing resort featuring a number of thermal baths of varying temperatures, as well as mud therapy, saunas, and other relaxing treatments. API students will enjoy a therapeutic retreat from their studies here!

  • San Rafael

    San Rafael, developed from the desert, is an oasis similar to Mendoza due to its network of canals. By 1900, San Rafael had become a major destination for European immigrants, drawn by the developing fruit orchards, olives groves, and vineyards. San Rafael is now an important economic hub in the southern part of the Mendoza province. The torrential Atuel and Diamante Rivers have led to the creation of a number of hydroelectric dams, as well as a large reservoir and lakes, which have become major tourist sites. The lakes and rivers offer wonderful opportunities for water sports and great scenery. San Rafael also has a dazzling canyon formed by the Atuel River, with incredible rock formations.

  • Santiago and Valparaíso

    Housing more than one-third of the total Chilean population, Santiago defines Chile. It is a thriving metropolis with many museums, restaurants, and other cultural activities. Surrounded by mountains and with its mixture of architecture reminiscent of both old Europe and the United States, Santiago enthralls visitors. On the second day, the group will go on a full day excursion to Valparaiso to see one of the most beautiful cities in Chile next to the Pacific Ocean.

  • Winery Excursion

    Mendoza is the main wine-producing region of Argentina, featuring more than 900 producing wineries. Leaving the city of Mendoza, one encounters olive oil factories and wineries. This excursion will introduce participants to the most important wineries in Luján de Cuyo or Maipú. On route back to Mendoza, participants will enjoy visiting a famous church related to the history of Mendoza and its vineyards.

  • Potrerillos

    Potrerillos is a district in Mendoza province in western Argentina. Set in the Andean foothills, the district is within the Luján de Cuyo wine region, known for the Malbec grape variety. The Mendoza River, with its whitewater rapids, winds along the eastern edge of Potrerillos town. It runs into the huge, trout-filled Potrerillos Dam, which is ringed by trails.

  • Andes Trekking

    The group will travel approximately an hour outside of Mendoza to be dazzled by the magnificent views. While hiking, students will be introduced to the native fauna and flora of the region and experience the majestic beauty of the mountains around them.

  • Cacheuta Thermal Baths

    Located in the mountain village of Cacheuta is a relaxing resort featuring a number of thermal baths of varying temperatures, as well as mud therapy, saunas, and other relaxing treatments. API students will enjoy a therapeutic retreat from their studies here!

  • San Rafael

    San Rafael, developed from the desert, is an oasis similar to Mendoza due to its network of canals. By 1900, San Rafael had become a major destination for European immigrants, drawn by the developing fruit orchards, olives groves, and vineyards. San Rafael is now an important economic hub in the southern part of the Mendoza province. The torrential Atuel and Diamante Rivers have led to the creation of a number of hydroelectric dams, as well as a large reservoir and lakes, which have become major tourist sites. The lakes and rivers offer wonderful opportunities for water sports and great scenery. San Rafael also has a dazzling canyon formed by the Atuel River, with incredible rock formations.

  • Santiago and Valparaíso

    Housing more than one-third of the total Chilean population, Santiago defines Chile. It is a thriving metropolis with many museums, restaurants, and other cultural activities. Surrounded by mountains and with its mixture of architecture reminiscent of both old Europe and the United States, Santiago enthralls visitors. On the second day, the group will go on a full day excursion to Valparaiso to see one of the most beautiful cities in Chile next to the Pacific Ocean.

  • Winery Excursion

    Mendoza is the main wine-producing region of Argentina, featuring more than 900 producing wineries. Leaving the city of Mendoza, one encounters olive oil factories and wineries. This excursion will introduce participants to the most important wineries in Luján de Cuyo or Maipú. On route back to Mendoza, participants will enjoy visiting a famous church related to the history of Mendoza and its vineyards.

  • Andes Trekking

    The group will travel approximately an hour outside of Mendoza to be dazzled by the magnificent views. While hiking, students will be introduced to the native fauna and flora of the region and experience the majestic beauty of the mountains around them.

  • Cacheuta Thermal Baths

    Located in the mountain village of Cacheuta is a relaxing resort featuring a number of thermal baths of varying temperatures, as well as mud therapy, saunas, and other relaxing treatments. API students will enjoy a therapeutic retreat from their studies here!

  • San Rafael

    San Rafael, developed from the desert, is an oasis similar to Mendoza due to its network of canals. By 1900, San Rafael had become a major destination for European immigrants, drawn by the developing fruit orchards, olives groves, and vineyards. San Rafael is now an important economic hub in the southern part of the Mendoza province. The torrential Atuel and Diamante Rivers have led to the creation of a number of hydroelectric dams, as well as a large reservoir and lakes, which have become major tourist sites. The lakes and rivers offer wonderful opportunities for water sports and great scenery. San Rafael also has a dazzling canyon formed by the Atuel River, with incredible rock formations.

  • Santiago and Valparaíso

    Housing more than one-third of the total Chilean population, Santiago defines Chile. It is a thriving metropolis with many museums, restaurants, and other cultural activities. Surrounded by mountains and with its mixture of architecture reminiscent of both old Europe and the United States, Santiago enthralls visitors. On the second day, the group will go on a full day excursion to Valparaiso to see one of the most beautiful cities in Chile next to the Pacific Ocean.

  • Winery Excursion

    Mendoza is the main wine-producing region of Argentina, featuring more than 900 producing wineries. Leaving the city of Mendoza, one encounters olive oil factories and wineries. This excursion will introduce participants to the most important wineries in Luján de Cuyo or Maipú. On route back to Mendoza, participants will enjoy visiting a famous church related to the history of Mendoza and its vineyards.

  • Potrerillos

    Potrerillos is a district in Mendoza province in western Argentina. Set in the Andean foothills, the district is within the Luján de Cuyo wine region, known for the Malbec grape variety. The Mendoza River, with its whitewater rapids, winds along the eastern edge of Potrerillos town. It runs into the huge, trout-filled Potrerillos Dam, which is ringed by trails.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

Students in this program have the option of completing Spanish language coursework in combination with elective courses in English related to a variety of disciplines, including Argentine culture and society, economics, politics, and viticulture. Coursework is designed for visiting international students, though elective courses in English are also open to Argentine students at the Universidad de Congreso.

Advanced-level Spanish speakers have the option to complete coursework in Spanish alongside their Argentine peers. As the standard Argentine academic calendar begins earlier than the session for international students, taking courses with Argentines will require an additional fee and affect the program start date.

COMMUNITY SERVICE/INTERN/VOLUNTEER OPTIONS

Students interested in hands-on experience with “mendocinos” as the local inhabitants of Mendoza are called, are welcome to volunteer at local NGOs committed to the protection of wildlife, the environment, and at-risk children. Students who wish to gain professional experience while earning academic credit are recommended to select the internship course offered by the Universidad de Congresso.

ACADEMIC AND CALENDAR YEAR STUDENTS

The Argentine academic calendar follows the calendar year. The first semester in Argentina is actually the equivalent of the spring semester in the U.S. Students who wish to study for two semesters in Argentina are encouraged to consider the Calendar Year option (spring/fall). Students selecting either the Academic Year or Calendar Year options will have approximately a 2-month break between semesters during which API housing is not provided.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from the Universidad de Congreso upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Rodrigo Lemos

    Rodrigo will be your Resident Director in Mendoza and a resource for you while you are in Argentina!

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    Gabi Perches

    Gabi Perches will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - gabriela.perches@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

Most students will complete a total of 4-5 courses. (The amount of courses you can take is dependent on your language level.) All courses are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits, or 45 contact hours.

Advanced-level Spanish speakers will have the option to take courses with local Argentine students (these are labeled as 'with local students' in the course title of the subjects below). Although you will not know what courses are available with Argentines (courses are offered based on students interests') until you arrive in Argentina, we would like to know if you are interested in exploring this academic option. (Remember that integrated courses will require you to stay past the standard program end date, through the integrated exam period). Please indicate you are interested in taking courses with Argentines in your Course Form during your application process and your Program Coordinator will follow up with you.

Beginners Spanish I

Learn colloquial phrases & expressions, basic oral and written communication, and adopt a comprehesive perspective of Hispanic culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Beginners Spanish II

Engage in oral and written communication, and adopt a comprehesive perspective of Hispanic culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Intermediate Spanish I

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Intermediate Spanish II

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Advanced Spanish

Understand a wide range of texts as well as recognize implicit meanings in them, learn how to express them fluently, and produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Public Health

This course will teach economics, marketing and commercial vocabulary and communication as well as the

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Argentine Regional Agribusiness in the Global Economy

The main objective of the Agribusiness Course is to provide an inside look at local agribusiness in Mendoza (Argentina) as well as to train students to analyze socio-economic interactions among individuals, resources and agriculture markets

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Creative Writing in Mendoza

Develop a familiarity with the vocabulary of writing, methods of constructive critique of one’s own writing as well as the writing of peers, start a writing portfolio & prepare a text for a publisher or a competition.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Social Policy and Community Development

In this course, students will learn the winemaking process, the basics of viticulture, its process in the vineyards and of course, the production of wine from start to finish.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Environment, Politics, and Identity in Argentine Fiction

Understand, appreciate and discuss works of Argentine Literature through our close readings and discussion of the works chosen, as well as analyze and write about works of fiction.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Gender Issues in Argentina

Understand and use basic concepts of gender studies in transcultural perspective and comprehend the history of gender relations in Latin America and Argentina.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Gender and Sexualities

Understand and use basic concepts of gender and sexuality studies in all their diversity and complexity • Identify the particular configurations of current gender and sexuality politics in Argentina

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Historia Politica y Social de Argentina (Social & Political History of Argentina)

Learn the primary political processes, social and cultural economics, among others, in Latin American history.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Human Rights

This course will provide students with the basic rules and framework in international human rights law and the different systems of enforcement

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

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Internship Experience

This course is intended for students to gain valuable on-the-job experience, in a challenging

international setting.

The theory provided at the beginning and the end of the course will provide insights into history,

politics and the psychological side of the work site and work experience itself, while the

internship should provide experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned

through years of study (no matter the college degree being sought) and skill development in a

professional setting

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Social Policy, Marginality and Exclusion

This course will provide a detailed overview of the wine industry, with an emphasis on wine production and wine evaluation. Students will learn about viticulture, wine making and wine tasting (with a focus on Argentina), with vocabulary-buliding exercises, reading, and study labs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Overview of Argentine Economy

This course will review the history of economic, political and social issues in Argentina since its inception as a nation, as well as the evolution of the political and economic ideas.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Population Ecology

Learn the importance of biological diversity and the possible measures for conservation. Comprehend how species are assembled into communities and how they can change in space and time.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Public Health

This course will cover the public health care system in Argentina, the strengths and weaknesses of the system as well as the various types of health care available.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Regional Economics and Rural Development

This course aims to analyze the structure of agricultural markets, understand the impact of activity on all production units, introduce the main concepts of economic analysis in environmental and territorial area, and contribute to the analysis and design of production policies in the future.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Social Policy and Community Development

The course is an introduction to the principal concepts of social policy and the most recent discussion of social protection in Latin America and Argentina. The course will also explore the critical perspective of the community development and the relationship between the state, the market and community development.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Social Policy, Marginality and Exclusion

The course is an introduction to the principal concepts of social policy and the most recent discussion of social protection in Latin America and Argentina.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Sustainable Development

This course will help students to realize about the problems that affect our planet such as climate change, pollution, greenhouse effect, deforestation, etc., and how global society should deal with them day by day. Sustainable development is a powerful conception of “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs”. It is an important tool for facing man-made effects on the environment through its three dimensions: environmental, social and economic. The objective is to learn how to face human life in each place we live in under the concept of sustainability, involving the simultaneous pursuit of economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social equity but also considering the cultural dimension.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Water Resource Management in an Arid Climate

In this course, students will learn the economics of water, how to allocate water and improve water management in arid climates.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Arquitectura sustentable (Sustainable Architecture)

This course explores the development of the necessary capacity for knowledge and understanding of the impact of the human habitat in the environment. Students will acquire the essential skills for the management of resources that contribute to a more healthy relationship of buildings to the environment. They will learn to recognize, understand and coin the real meaning of sustainable architecture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Politica Argentina economica y mundial (Argentine Economic and World Policy)

This course aims to empower students with conceptual tools to rationally manage the wealth of information referring to the economic policies of our time. Students will analyze the interrelationships that occur in the political, economic and social systems, and will develop a series of critical-analytical skills. They will also be encouraged to develop an antidogmatic attitude in keeping with open pluralistic dialogue and contributions from different theoretical currents.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Derecho internacional económico (International Economic Law)

Students will identify the essential elements of current institutions and regulations in economic, financial and commercial matters within the framework of the international economic structure. This course provides a didactic vision of the current international economic legal framework, especially in the field of international business, helping students understand the link between International Economic Law and other branches of law, such as Private International Law and Public International Law, and the interaction between them in the international arena.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Comportamiento el consumidor (Consumer Behavior)

In this course, students will develop skills to identify the characteristics of customers that are relevant to marketing, understanding the scope of the communications of the company.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Canales de distribucion (Distribution Channels)

["Upon completing this course, it is expected that students have developed skills to: understand the strategic role of distribution channels","develop skills to design, identify, resolve conflicts and evaluate alternatives for the distribution of products and services","identify the effects of direct marketing on commercial distribution","understand and implement merchandising techniques in different commercial formats","identify applicable concepts in commercial and logistics distribution."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Geografia economica (Economic Geography)

This course aims to assess the geographic space as a substrate of the social, political and economic interrelationships of human groups on the planet, evaluating the role of underdeveloped and developed societies in the context of the modern world. Students will analyze the processes of expansion and fragmentation of space and its effects on the center-periphery relations of the different levels, and grow to understand the concepts of political geography that are revalued from the changes of globalization. They will also develop critical judgment in the face of geographical problems, along with the ability to interpret geographical documents related to the topics of the course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Expresion Oral y Escrita II (Oral and Written Expression II)

This course will provide students with essential tools for the preparation of quality journalistic content in terms of its writing. In a society where the media is wrought with errors of all kinds, it is essential that students learn to develop their activity correctly so as to excel among professionals of the labor market in terms of their grammatical and semantic skills as well as the correct handling of the journalistic language and the different genres that compose it.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia Mundial Contemporanea (Contemporary World History)

Historia Universal desde la Revolución Francesa y sus repercusiones hasta la actualidad. Grandes corrientes del pensamiento contemporáneo. Orden económico internacional. Instituciones políticas y sociales. Mega mercados y alianzas. Análisis crítico de los diferentes enfoques. Perspectivas latinoamericanas, norteamericanas, europeas y asiáticas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

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Psicologia de la comunicacion (Psychology of Communication)

Objeto y métodos de la investigación psicológica, importancia de la psicología en la comunicación. El enfoque mecanicista versus el enfoque holístico. Escuelas: psicoanálisis, conductivismo, humanismo, psicología transpersonal.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

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Comunicación publicitaria (Advertising Communication)

This course aims to train students to link the commercial strategies of an organization with advertising communication tools to meet marketing and institutional communication objectives.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Relaciones publicas e institucionales (Public and Institutional Relations)

This course proposes that public relations is a tool of corporate communication adapted in different ways and with different methodologies. This allows for creating, maintaining and changing the institutional and product image, adapting communication to the different publics of the organization. Students will develop an understanding of the design and implementation of all the stages that make up a comprehensive PR program according to the institution in question.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Sistemas de informacion ambiental (Environmental Information Systems)

This course aims to train professionals that interact in interdisciplinary groups related to environmental issues, incorporating the study of key concepts for the use of GIS tools as a means of the generation, development and analysis of digital cartography.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Economia ambiental (Economic Environment)

This course aims to introduce students to an analysis of environmental problems (not natural resources) from three points of view: economic, public policy and business management. The first part of the course will include a section on the design and alternatives of environmental policies, from which it will be inferred that "zero pollution" is not optimal. The second part will discuss how benefits and environmental costs are calculated to design policies but also to evaluate public projects that have environmental impacts or in the case of damages lawsuits. The final block of the course will explore the concept of sustainable development along with the relationship between care for the environment, productivity and competitiveness.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Residuos solidos y peligrosos (Solid and Hazardous Waste)

The management of urban solid waste and hazardous waste are huge challenges that governments and society in general face. This course will help students understand the social, economic and technological complexity that represents adequate management of waste, exploring viable solutions and discussing how various actors can assume their share of responsibility in the problematic of waste.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Evaluacion del impacto ambiental I (Environmental Impact Evaluation I)

This course will offer the student the theoretical tools designed to visualize and evaluate processes of environmental impact. Students will evaluate the damages produced by man's activities that involve the use of environmental resources or produce waste that is overturned. They will also explore the concepts of management and rational use of natural resources, developing the ability to evaluate and solve problems inherent to their environment.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Evaluacion del impacto ambiental II (Environmental Impact Evaluation II)

This course will enable students to identify and assess the environmental consequences of mismanagement and contamination of resources, derived from the implementation of development projects, as well as properly identify the environmental benefits and potential of the projects. It will also help students become familiar with the various steps and the main methodologies for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessments, as well as with the process of Environmental Impact Assessment foreseen by the specific legislation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Desarrollo sustentable (Sustainable Development)

Students will reflect on the processes of the past and the present, discerning what sustainable development means for the future of man and addressing the conceptual and working framework of the concept. The central idea of the course revolves around the need to resignify the concept of sustainable development in light of technological advances, new developments and ways of addressing the reality of the key actors in the process in order to make it useful to our lives and to the professional performance of the environmental manager.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Ecología antropológica (Ecological Anthropology)

This course is designed to guide students in knowing and understanding the human-environmental relations of diverse cultural and socio-historical contexts. It addresses the respect and understanding of the diversity with which human beings have been related to nature, and encourages students to reflect on different forms of knowledge about the environment, nature and the human being as a whole.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia economica argentina (History of Argentine Economics)

The basic objective of this course is to contribute to the formation of the professional economist. Students will study the most relevant factors of the functioning of the Argentine economy, paying specific attention to distinct economic and political factors, in particular the modification of the institutions that make the functioning of the national economy.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia de la psicologia (History of Psychology)

Course contents are arranged according to three thematic axes that cover different historical periods in the development of Psychology as a science. Students will be investigating the history of psychology through the great traditions of research, exploring both critical and conceptual elements that have intervened in the theoretical construction in the field of this science. This historical study attends not only to what takes place as the internal logic of the specific field, but also considers the effects of the crossings of other disciplines and discourses.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

Psicología organizacional y laboral (Organizational and Occupational Psychology)

This course approaches the question, "What position should Human Resources departments take in organizations?" Students will be asked to consider what they have to bring within the field of organizational psychology in a world where everything seems to be discovered. They will be encouraged to position themselves in a different way to what has been done before in order to solve the present challenges that arise today in organizations.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Psicologia social (Social Psychology)

This course explores the social psychology conception of man, nature, social and historical order and their interrelations. Students will learn about the founding interplay between necessity and satisfaction, interplay that in turn refers to an intersubjective dialectic.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Organismos internacionales (International Organizations)

The aim of this course is to contribute to the training of future professionals in the knowledge of international organizations within the international legal and political framework. It will provide the necessary knowledge for an adequate understanding of the structure, operation and activities of the international, regional and international organizations and bilateral in the international community.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

The Inter-American System

This course aims to analyze orderly and rigorously Argentina's external behavior in relation to the main events and international actors from the process of national formation. Students will learn to explain and interpret the factors that have affected and continue to affect the country's external behavior, and are of internal or external order based on a selection of updated texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Teoria de las relaciones internacionales (Theory of International Relations)

This course will introduce the student to the knowledge of the main theoretical currents developed for the analysis of international relations from an appropriate conceptual support. Students will be able to contextualize historically the emergence of the various theoretical positions and the different debates, recognizing and using adequate theoretical - methodological support in the analysis of international relations.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia de las ideas politicas (History of Political Ideas)

Students will reflect on the historical and current perspective of certain topics that reemerge throughout the history of political thought such as government, state, power, democracy, freedom, institutions, nation, among others. The course uses conceptual tools that promote critical analysis on the contemporary political processes in Latin America and the world.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Desarrollo del turismo sustentable (Development of Sustainable Tourism)

Tourism is an economic activity increasingly sensitive to the integration of sustainable development criteria in its operating framework. Both tourists and agents of tourism show a clear progression towards the demand of products and tourist destinations that participate in the principles of sustainable development. This course offers a generic vision of what is meant by this development model and what role tourism activity can play to promote it through the adoption of sustainable practices.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Planificacion y organización de eventos (Event Planning and Organization)

This course will explore the importance of the Events Market at national and international levels, delving into the Tourism Product in economic growth and considering the differences between "Congresses and Conventions" and "Fairs and Exhibitions". Students will learn to describe the elements that intervene in relation to the market, collecting and analyzing various pieces of information.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Tecnicas de guiado y recreacion (Guiding and Recreation Techniques)

["This course incorporates knowledge and skill development linked to the techniques of group guidance and recreation. Students will receive an overview of the professional \"role\" of the tour guide","develop and enhance individual skills of verbal and non-verbal communication","and know and appropriate tools of communication and interpretation of heritage that allow enriching the practice of the guide from the communicative, expressive and playful process."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Gestion de la calidad (Quality Management)

In this course, students will learn to apply strategies, procedures and tools for carrying out the management process of tourism ventures in light of a model based on the principles of Quality. They will build and/or reconstruct collectively concepts and claims related to Quality Management in organizations, learning to analyze information and results of macro and micro level evaluations as input for decision making.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Introduccion a la historia de la arquitectura y urbanismo (Introduction to the History of Architecture and Urban Development)

Students will learn the concepts of the theory, history and criticism of architecture, exploring the various ages of history. They will discuss relevant facts, historic context, and concepts about vernacular architecture. The course will also approach architecture without architects, delving to the Old Age, including the Middle Ages and Modern Age, and leading into the Contemporary Age, discussing the city and architecture as heritage.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia de la arquitectura y urbanismo (History of Architecture and Urban Development)

This course explores the evolution of primitive humanity through the Ancient Age, moving into the urban revolution and the emergence of the first civilizations. Student will learn about theocratic cultures of irrigation, including Mesopootamia, Egypt, and other cultures of the Mediterranean (Greece, Rome, etc.). The course will also cover the evolution of architecture across history from the Middle Ages andPaleochristian culture through Romanesque Gothic and Pre-Columbian America/Mesoamerica and the Andean Area.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Diseno de interiores y paisajismo (with local students)

The natural landscape, the cultural landscape, sustainable landscaping. The city, urban spaces of different scales. Survey, analysis, recognition and understanding. Survey, recognition and cataloging of autochthonous and adapted plant species. Vegetal biology. Recognition of the different plant species and their possibilities of application in the local environment. Design of exterior space in an urban environment. Interior design. The furniture, origin, its relation with the architectural movements in the different periods. Background. Design icons Morphological, ergonomic and constructive analysis. Survey of different furniture. The interior space Analysis of environmental conditions. The components of spatial treatment: materials, coatings, textures, color, lighting and furniture. Storage furniture, support and support.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Comercio internacional (with local students)

Introduction to the Economy and International Trade. Pure Theory of Foreign Trade. Intervening International Organizations. Elements of international payment. Principles of customs legislation. Distribution channels abroad. Promotion of export and import. Introduction to International Transport. Insurance

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Introduccion a la ecologia (with local students)

Lithosphere. Atmosphere. Hydrosphere, Biosphere. Chemical and physical composition. Structure. Flows of matter and energy. Systems and meteorological cycles. Regions and weather patterns. Weather models. Climate changes. Climate impact on environmental systems and human activities. Ecosystem. Structure. Cybernetic nature and stability of ecosystems. Classification of ecosystems. Chains, networks and trophic levels. The cycles of matter. The biogeochemical cycles. Ecosystem dynamics Quantification of ecosystems. Ecological succession Types of ecosystems. Aquatic ecosystems. Terrestrial ecosystems.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Marketing

This course discusses need, consumers and markets, exploring the function of marketing and discussing purchase attitude and segmentation. Students will learn about competitive strategy, product development and life cycle, looking at price, distribution, communication and market research as commercial instruments. Students will also have use of application software in the computer lab of the University.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Economia interacional y crecimiento (with local students)

Theories of international trade. Productivity and comparative advantages. Specific factors and income distribution. Resources and exchange: Heckscher model - Ohlin. Standard Model of International Trade. Economies of scale, imperfect competition and international trade. International factor mobility. International Trade Policy. Instruments. Industrial policy. Monetary change and macroeconomics of open economies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia del pensamiento economico (History of Economic Thought)

In this course, students will explore the development of economic thought beginning with the Physiocratic School and preclassic classical schools and leading into the economic history of the twentieth century. Students will delve into the historic context, discussing socialist schools and the historicist movement, and unpacking Neoclassical precursors such as Keynes, the theory of money, spatial economic theory, theory of international economics, theory of conjuncture, and theory of growth in historical research. The course will wind through to recent economic history, discussing structure and change in world economic history, the agricultural revolution, change and decadence in antiquity, feudalism, the Industrial Revolution, the so-called Second Economic Revolution, and Argentine and regional economic evolution.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Expresion oral y escrita (with local students)

Study of the morpho - syntactic plane of Spanish. The linguistic units. The words and constructions in Spanish. Analysis techniques.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Portugues I (Portuguese I)

Students will learn basic morphological, syntactic, semantic and textual structures of the language for the intensive practice of reading and production strategies.

Language Level Required: Beginner  

Gestion del recurson agua (Water Resource Management)

This course explores the anthropic influence on the hydrosphere, water contamination (types of contamination according to sources, media and polluting agents, effects of contamination, parameters indicators of water pollution, etc.) as well as systems of evaluation and control of water pollution and quality and protection standards. Students will discuss drinking water vs. water for irrigation, and criteria for reuse of wastewater.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Ecologia de zonas aridas (with local students)

Ecological conditions of arid regions. Adaptation of flora to aridity. Types of xeric environments. Classification of xerophiles, characters and operation. Ecosystems of arid zones. Biomas Distribution of communities. Problems and adaptation of fauna in arid regions. Arbustales and deserts. Ecosystemic productivity. Arid and semiarid lands of Argentina. Natural structures The man in the arid zones. Biology of man in the desert. Applied ecology and conservation of nature. Protected areas of the country and Mendoza.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Evaluacion y manejo de recursos naturales (with local students)

Classification and evaluation of resources. Energetic resources. Air resources. Water resources. Minerals as resources. Soil resources. Forest resources. Flora. Wildlife. Biodiversity and natural resources. Influence of man on the natural environment. The management of biodiversity. Technologies of administration and management of natural resources. Protected areas. Standards of protection and conservation. New technologies and ways of using natural resources. The value of natural resources consumed

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Gestion de espacios verdes y arbolado urbano (with local students)

Classification and cataloging of green spaces. Minimum requirements according to their use and function. Current trends in Argentina and in the world. Management technology for its preservation, conservation and development. The tree in the urban and rural media. Management of urban public trees. Survey, census and inventory. Afforestation plans. Quality standards protection. Studies and simulation of cases. The Mendoza case. The vegetative cover as a potential conditioner and decontaminant. The tree and the city environment.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Geología ambiental (with local students)

Geomorphology Arid zones. Structural and tectonic geoforms. Forms and processes of weathering. The normal cycle and erosion. Forms, flows and channel sediments in deserts. Alluvial fans and their environments. Associated deposits, entrenchments and places of deposition. Slopes and systems of pedimentos. Erosional landscape arid areas. Beaches, pans and salt lakes. Dams foundations Runoff and erosion then degrandes fires. Destructive landslides related to heavy rains. Earthquakes and their potential dangers. Geological research applied to seismic regions. Changes in volume and modeling of the land surface.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Destinos turísticos de Argentina (with local students)

["Ways of modeling the earth's surface: climate, relief, vegetation, soil. Biomas Configuration of the territory and its relationship with current physical-natural processes, its historical origins and its projections to the future. Theories of the physical environment. Components of the physical environment: their interrelations and resulting configurations. Specific environmental problems. The geography lived from the tourist practices. Spatial identification of the province and its geographical characteristics. The natural resources as attraction elements for the tourist activity according to the irrigation oasis. Provide general knowledge of geography and very specific to the country as a tourist attraction: southern Patagonia, central","coast","whose","center of the country","NOT","province of Buenos Aires, learning of all its tourist centers, places of historic interest, national parks, heritage of humanity","its different accesses. Visits to nearby places"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Enoturismo (with local students)

["Wine: Its basic principles \u00bbEnology","definition History, origins, legends, myths and truths \u00bbVitis Vinifera","raw material \u00bbThe Grape and its development cycle. Winemaking process Producing areas of Argentina and the world Tasting: \u00bbBasic principles\u00bb Discovering wine \u00bbThe behavior of the senses\u00bb The importance of attention and sensory memory Factors that influence the quality of the vine \u00bbConcept of\" Terroir \"\u00bb White Wine \u00bbWhite strains more internationally recognized\u00bb White typical Argentine strains \u00bbAromatic descriptors\u00bb Process of making white wines \u00bbTasting of: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Torrontes, Viognier El Vino Tinto. Internationally recognized red varieties \u00bbArgentine typical red varieties\u00bb Aromatic descriptors \u00bbRed wines elaboration process\u00bb Reduction process \u00bbTasting of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Beginners Spanish I

Learn colloquial phrases & expressions, basic oral and written communication, and adopt a comprehesive perspective of Hispanic culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Beginners Spanish II

Engage in oral and written communication, and adopt a comprehesive perspective of Hispanic culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Intermediate Spanish I

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Intermediate Spanish II

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Advanced Spanish

Understand a wide range of texts as well as recognize implicit meanings in them, learn how to express them fluently, and produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Public Health

This course will teach economics, marketing and commercial vocabulary and communication as well as the

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Argentine Regional Agribusiness in the Global Economy

The main objective of the Agribusiness Course is to provide an inside look at local agribusiness in Mendoza (Argentina) as well as to train students to analyze socio-economic interactions among individuals, resources and agriculture markets

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Creative Writing in Mendoza

Develop a familiarity with the vocabulary of writing, methods of constructive critique of one’s own writing as well as the writing of peers, start a writing portfolio & prepare a text for a publisher or a competition.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Social Policy and Community Development

In this course, students will learn the winemaking process, the basics of viticulture, its process in the vineyards and of course, the production of wine from start to finish.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Environment, Politics, and Identity in Argentine Fiction

Understand, appreciate and discuss works of Argentine Literature through our close readings and discussion of the works chosen, as well as analyze and write about works of fiction.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Gender Issues in Argentina

Understand and use basic concepts of gender studies in transcultural perspective and comprehend the history of gender relations in Latin America and Argentina.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Gender and Sexualities

Understand and use basic concepts of gender and sexuality studies in all their diversity and complexity • Identify the particular configurations of current gender and sexuality politics in Argentina

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Historia Politica y Social de Argentina (Social & Political History of Argentina)

Learn the primary political processes, social and cultural economics, among others, in Latin American history.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Human Rights

This course will provide students with the basic rules and framework in international human rights law and the different systems of enforcement

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

View Syllabus   

Internship Experience

This course is intended for students to gain valuable on-the-job experience, in a challenging

international setting.

The theory provided at the beginning and the end of the course will provide insights into history,

politics and the psychological side of the work site and work experience itself, while the

internship should provide experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned

through years of study (no matter the college degree being sought) and skill development in a

professional setting

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Social Policy, Marginality and Exclusion

This course will provide a detailed overview of the wine industry, with an emphasis on wine production and wine evaluation. Students will learn about viticulture, wine making and wine tasting (with a focus on Argentina), with vocabulary-buliding exercises, reading, and study labs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Overview of Argentine Economy

This course will review the history of economic, political and social issues in Argentina since its inception as a nation, as well as the evolution of the political and economic ideas.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Population Ecology

Learn the importance of biological diversity and the possible measures for conservation. Comprehend how species are assembled into communities and how they can change in space and time.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Public Health

This course will cover the public health care system in Argentina, the strengths and weaknesses of the system as well as the various types of health care available.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Regional Economics and Rural Development

This course aims to analyze the structure of agricultural markets, understand the impact of activity on all production units, introduce the main concepts of economic analysis in environmental and territorial area, and contribute to the analysis and design of production policies in the future.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Social Policy and Community Development

The course is an introduction to the principal concepts of social policy and the most recent discussion of social protection in Latin America and Argentina. The course will also explore the critical perspective of the community development and the relationship between the state, the market and community development.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Social Policy, Marginality and Exclusion

The course is an introduction to the principal concepts of social policy and the most recent discussion of social protection in Latin America and Argentina.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Sustainable Development

This course will help students to realize about the problems that affect our planet such as climate change, pollution, greenhouse effect, deforestation, etc., and how global society should deal with them day by day. Sustainable development is a powerful conception of “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs”. It is an important tool for facing man-made effects on the environment through its three dimensions: environmental, social and economic. The objective is to learn how to face human life in each place we live in under the concept of sustainability, involving the simultaneous pursuit of economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social equity but also considering the cultural dimension.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Water Resource Management in an Arid Climate

In this course, students will learn the economics of water, how to allocate water and improve water management in arid climates.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Introduccion a la historia de la arquitectura y urbanismo (Introduction to the History of Architecture and Urban Development)

Students will learn the concepts of the theory, history and criticism of architecture, exploring the various ages of history. They will discuss relevant facts, historic context, and concepts about vernacular architecture. The course will also approach architecture without architects, delving to the Old Age, including the Middle Ages and Modern Age, and leading into the Contemporary Age, discussing the city and architecture as heritage.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia de la arquitectura y urbanismo (History of Architecture and Urban Development)

This course explores the evolution of primitive humanity through the Ancient Age, moving into the urban revolution and the emergence of the first civilizations. Student will learn about theocratic cultures of irrigation, including Mesopootamia, Egypt, and other cultures of the Mediterranean (Greece, Rome, etc.). The course will also cover the evolution of architecture across history from the Middle Ages andPaleochristian culture through Romanesque Gothic and Pre-Columbian America/Mesoamerica and the Andean Area.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Diseno de interiores y paisajismo (with local students)

The natural landscape, the cultural landscape, sustainable landscaping. The city, urban spaces of different scales. Survey, analysis, recognition and understanding. Survey, recognition and cataloging of autochthonous and adapted plant species. Vegetal biology. Recognition of the different plant species and their possibilities of application in the local environment. Design of exterior space in an urban environment. Interior design. The furniture, origin, its relation with the architectural movements in the different periods. Background. Design icons Morphological, ergonomic and constructive analysis. Survey of different furniture. The interior space Analysis of environmental conditions. The components of spatial treatment: materials, coatings, textures, color, lighting and furniture. Storage furniture, support and support.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Comercio internacional (with local students)

Introduction to the Economy and International Trade. Pure Theory of Foreign Trade. Intervening International Organizations. Elements of international payment. Principles of customs legislation. Distribution channels abroad. Promotion of export and import. Introduction to International Transport. Insurance

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia Mundial Contemporanea (Contemporary World History)

Historia Universal desde la Revolución Francesa y sus repercusiones hasta la actualidad. Grandes corrientes del pensamiento contemporáneo. Orden económico internacional. Instituciones políticas y sociales. Mega mercados y alianzas. Análisis crítico de los diferentes enfoques. Perspectivas latinoamericanas, norteamericanas, europeas y asiáticas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

View Syllabus   

Introduccion a la ecologia (with local students)

Lithosphere. Atmosphere. Hydrosphere, Biosphere. Chemical and physical composition. Structure. Flows of matter and energy. Systems and meteorological cycles. Regions and weather patterns. Weather models. Climate changes. Climate impact on environmental systems and human activities. Ecosystem. Structure. Cybernetic nature and stability of ecosystems. Classification of ecosystems. Chains, networks and trophic levels. The cycles of matter. The biogeochemical cycles. Ecosystem dynamics Quantification of ecosystems. Ecological succession Types of ecosystems. Aquatic ecosystems. Terrestrial ecosystems.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Marketing

This course discusses need, consumers and markets, exploring the function of marketing and discussing purchase attitude and segmentation. Students will learn about competitive strategy, product development and life cycle, looking at price, distribution, communication and market research as commercial instruments. Students will also have use of application software in the computer lab of the University.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Economia interacional y crecimiento (with local students)

Theories of international trade. Productivity and comparative advantages. Specific factors and income distribution. Resources and exchange: Heckscher model - Ohlin. Standard Model of International Trade. Economies of scale, imperfect competition and international trade. International factor mobility. International Trade Policy. Instruments. Industrial policy. Monetary change and macroeconomics of open economies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia del pensamiento economico (History of Economic Thought)

In this course, students will explore the development of economic thought beginning with the Physiocratic School and preclassic classical schools and leading into the economic history of the twentieth century. Students will delve into the historic context, discussing socialist schools and the historicist movement, and unpacking Neoclassical precursors such as Keynes, the theory of money, spatial economic theory, theory of international economics, theory of conjuncture, and theory of growth in historical research. The course will wind through to recent economic history, discussing structure and change in world economic history, the agricultural revolution, change and decadence in antiquity, feudalism, the Industrial Revolution, the so-called Second Economic Revolution, and Argentine and regional economic evolution.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Expresion oral y escrita (with local students)

Study of the morpho - syntactic plane of Spanish. The linguistic units. The words and constructions in Spanish. Analysis techniques.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Psicologia de la comunicacion (Psychology of Communication)

Objeto y métodos de la investigación psicológica, importancia de la psicología en la comunicación. El enfoque mecanicista versus el enfoque holístico. Escuelas: psicoanálisis, conductivismo, humanismo, psicología transpersonal.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

View Syllabus   

Portugues I (Portuguese I)

Students will learn basic morphological, syntactic, semantic and textual structures of the language for the intensive practice of reading and production strategies.

Language Level Required: Beginner  

Gestion del recurson agua (Water Resource Management)

This course explores the anthropic influence on the hydrosphere, water contamination (types of contamination according to sources, media and polluting agents, effects of contamination, parameters indicators of water pollution, etc.) as well as systems of evaluation and control of water pollution and quality and protection standards. Students will discuss drinking water vs. water for irrigation, and criteria for reuse of wastewater.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Ecologia de zonas aridas (with local students)

Ecological conditions of arid regions. Adaptation of flora to aridity. Types of xeric environments. Classification of xerophiles, characters and operation. Ecosystems of arid zones. Biomas Distribution of communities. Problems and adaptation of fauna in arid regions. Arbustales and deserts. Ecosystemic productivity. Arid and semiarid lands of Argentina. Natural structures The man in the arid zones. Biology of man in the desert. Applied ecology and conservation of nature. Protected areas of the country and Mendoza.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Evaluacion y manejo de recursos naturales (with local students)

Classification and evaluation of resources. Energetic resources. Air resources. Water resources. Minerals as resources. Soil resources. Forest resources. Flora. Wildlife. Biodiversity and natural resources. Influence of man on the natural environment. The management of biodiversity. Technologies of administration and management of natural resources. Protected areas. Standards of protection and conservation. New technologies and ways of using natural resources. The value of natural resources consumed

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Gestion de espacios verdes y arbolado urbano (with local students)

Classification and cataloging of green spaces. Minimum requirements according to their use and function. Current trends in Argentina and in the world. Management technology for its preservation, conservation and development. The tree in the urban and rural media. Management of urban public trees. Survey, census and inventory. Afforestation plans. Quality standards protection. Studies and simulation of cases. The Mendoza case. The vegetative cover as a potential conditioner and decontaminant. The tree and the city environment.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Geología ambiental (with local students)

Geomorphology Arid zones. Structural and tectonic geoforms. Forms and processes of weathering. The normal cycle and erosion. Forms, flows and channel sediments in deserts. Alluvial fans and their environments. Associated deposits, entrenchments and places of deposition. Slopes and systems of pedimentos. Erosional landscape arid areas. Beaches, pans and salt lakes. Dams foundations Runoff and erosion then degrandes fires. Destructive landslides related to heavy rains. Earthquakes and their potential dangers. Geological research applied to seismic regions. Changes in volume and modeling of the land surface.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Destinos turísticos de Argentina (with local students)

["Ways of modeling the earth's surface: climate, relief, vegetation, soil. Biomas Configuration of the territory and its relationship with current physical-natural processes, its historical origins and its projections to the future. Theories of the physical environment. Components of the physical environment: their interrelations and resulting configurations. Specific environmental problems. The geography lived from the tourist practices. Spatial identification of the province and its geographical characteristics. The natural resources as attraction elements for the tourist activity according to the irrigation oasis. Provide general knowledge of geography and very specific to the country as a tourist attraction: southern Patagonia, central","coast","whose","center of the country","NOT","province of Buenos Aires, learning of all its tourist centers, places of historic interest, national parks, heritage of humanity","its different accesses. Visits to nearby places"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Enoturismo (with local students)

["Wine: Its basic principles \u00bbEnology","definition History, origins, legends, myths and truths \u00bbVitis Vinifera","raw material \u00bbThe Grape and its development cycle. Winemaking process Producing areas of Argentina and the world Tasting: \u00bbBasic principles\u00bb Discovering wine \u00bbThe behavior of the senses\u00bb The importance of attention and sensory memory Factors that influence the quality of the vine \u00bbConcept of\" Terroir \"\u00bb White Wine \u00bbWhite strains more internationally recognized\u00bb White typical Argentine strains \u00bbAromatic descriptors\u00bb Process of making white wines \u00bbTasting of: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Torrontes, Viognier El Vino Tinto. Internationally recognized red varieties \u00bbArgentine typical red varieties\u00bb Aromatic descriptors \u00bbRed wines elaboration process\u00bb Reduction process \u00bbTasting of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Beginners Spanish I

Learn colloquial phrases & expressions, basic oral and written communication, and adopt a comprehesive perspective of Hispanic culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Beginners Spanish II

Engage in oral and written communication, and adopt a comprehesive perspective of Hispanic culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Intermediate Spanish I

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Intermediate Spanish II

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Advanced Spanish

Understand a wide range of texts as well as recognize implicit meanings in them, learn how to express them fluently, and produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Public Health

This course will teach economics, marketing and commercial vocabulary and communication as well as the

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Argentine Regional Agribusiness in the Global Economy

The main objective of the Agribusiness Course is to provide an inside look at local agribusiness in Mendoza (Argentina) as well as to train students to analyze socio-economic interactions among individuals, resources and agriculture markets

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Creative Writing in Mendoza

Develop a familiarity with the vocabulary of writing, methods of constructive critique of one’s own writing as well as the writing of peers, start a writing portfolio & prepare a text for a publisher or a competition.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Social Policy and Community Development

In this course, students will learn the winemaking process, the basics of viticulture, its process in the vineyards and of course, the production of wine from start to finish.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Environment, Politics, and Identity in Argentine Fiction

Understand, appreciate and discuss works of Argentine Literature through our close readings and discussion of the works chosen, as well as analyze and write about works of fiction.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Gender Issues in Argentina

Understand and use basic concepts of gender studies in transcultural perspective and comprehend the history of gender relations in Latin America and Argentina.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Gender and Sexualities

Understand and use basic concepts of gender and sexuality studies in all their diversity and complexity • Identify the particular configurations of current gender and sexuality politics in Argentina

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Historia Politica y Social de Argentina (Social & Political History of Argentina)

Learn the primary political processes, social and cultural economics, among others, in Latin American history.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Human Rights

This course will provide students with the basic rules and framework in international human rights law and the different systems of enforcement

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

View Syllabus   

Internship Experience

This course is intended for students to gain valuable on-the-job experience, in a challenging

international setting.

The theory provided at the beginning and the end of the course will provide insights into history,

politics and the psychological side of the work site and work experience itself, while the

internship should provide experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned

through years of study (no matter the college degree being sought) and skill development in a

professional setting

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Social Policy, Marginality and Exclusion

This course will provide a detailed overview of the wine industry, with an emphasis on wine production and wine evaluation. Students will learn about viticulture, wine making and wine tasting (with a focus on Argentina), with vocabulary-buliding exercises, reading, and study labs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Overview of Argentine Economy

This course will review the history of economic, political and social issues in Argentina since its inception as a nation, as well as the evolution of the political and economic ideas.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Population Ecology

Learn the importance of biological diversity and the possible measures for conservation. Comprehend how species are assembled into communities and how they can change in space and time.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Public Health

This course will cover the public health care system in Argentina, the strengths and weaknesses of the system as well as the various types of health care available.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Regional Economics and Rural Development

This course aims to analyze the structure of agricultural markets, understand the impact of activity on all production units, introduce the main concepts of economic analysis in environmental and territorial area, and contribute to the analysis and design of production policies in the future.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Social Policy and Community Development

The course is an introduction to the principal concepts of social policy and the most recent discussion of social protection in Latin America and Argentina. The course will also explore the critical perspective of the community development and the relationship between the state, the market and community development.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Social Policy, Marginality and Exclusion

The course is an introduction to the principal concepts of social policy and the most recent discussion of social protection in Latin America and Argentina.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Sustainable Development

This course will help students to realize about the problems that affect our planet such as climate change, pollution, greenhouse effect, deforestation, etc., and how global society should deal with them day by day. Sustainable development is a powerful conception of “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs”. It is an important tool for facing man-made effects on the environment through its three dimensions: environmental, social and economic. The objective is to learn how to face human life in each place we live in under the concept of sustainability, involving the simultaneous pursuit of economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social equity but also considering the cultural dimension.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Water Resource Management in an Arid Climate

In this course, students will learn the economics of water, how to allocate water and improve water management in arid climates.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Arquitectura sustentable (Sustainable Architecture)

This course explores the development of the necessary capacity for knowledge and understanding of the impact of the human habitat in the environment. Students will acquire the essential skills for the management of resources that contribute to a more healthy relationship of buildings to the environment. They will learn to recognize, understand and coin the real meaning of sustainable architecture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Politica Argentina economica y mundial (Argentine Economic and World Policy)

This course aims to empower students with conceptual tools to rationally manage the wealth of information referring to the economic policies of our time. Students will analyze the interrelationships that occur in the political, economic and social systems, and will develop a series of critical-analytical skills. They will also be encouraged to develop an antidogmatic attitude in keeping with open pluralistic dialogue and contributions from different theoretical currents.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Derecho internacional económico (International Economic Law)

Students will identify the essential elements of current institutions and regulations in economic, financial and commercial matters within the framework of the international economic structure. This course provides a didactic vision of the current international economic legal framework, especially in the field of international business, helping students understand the link between International Economic Law and other branches of law, such as Private International Law and Public International Law, and the interaction between them in the international arena.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Comportamiento el consumidor (Consumer Behavior)

In this course, students will develop skills to identify the characteristics of customers that are relevant to marketing, understanding the scope of the communications of the company.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Canales de distribucion (Distribution Channels)

["Upon completing this course, it is expected that students have developed skills to: understand the strategic role of distribution channels","develop skills to design, identify, resolve conflicts and evaluate alternatives for the distribution of products and services","identify the effects of direct marketing on commercial distribution","understand and implement merchandising techniques in different commercial formats","identify applicable concepts in commercial and logistics distribution."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Geografia economica (Economic Geography)

This course aims to assess the geographic space as a substrate of the social, political and economic interrelationships of human groups on the planet, evaluating the role of underdeveloped and developed societies in the context of the modern world. Students will analyze the processes of expansion and fragmentation of space and its effects on the center-periphery relations of the different levels, and grow to understand the concepts of political geography that are revalued from the changes of globalization. They will also develop critical judgment in the face of geographical problems, along with the ability to interpret geographical documents related to the topics of the course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia Mundial Contemporanea (Contemporary World History)

Historia Universal desde la Revolución Francesa y sus repercusiones hasta la actualidad. Grandes corrientes del pensamiento contemporáneo. Orden económico internacional. Instituciones políticas y sociales. Mega mercados y alianzas. Análisis crítico de los diferentes enfoques. Perspectivas latinoamericanas, norteamericanas, europeas y asiáticas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

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Psicologia de la comunicacion (Psychology of Communication)

Objeto y métodos de la investigación psicológica, importancia de la psicología en la comunicación. El enfoque mecanicista versus el enfoque holístico. Escuelas: psicoanálisis, conductivismo, humanismo, psicología transpersonal.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

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Relaciones publicas e institucionales (Public and Institutional Relations)

This course proposes that public relations is a tool of corporate communication adapted in different ways and with different methodologies. This allows for creating, maintaining and changing the institutional and product image, adapting communication to the different publics of the organization. Students will develop an understanding of the design and implementation of all the stages that make up a comprehensive PR program according to the institution in question.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Sistemas de informacion ambiental (Environmental Information Systems)

This course aims to train professionals that interact in interdisciplinary groups related to environmental issues, incorporating the study of key concepts for the use of GIS tools as a means of the generation, development and analysis of digital cartography.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Economia ambiental (Economic Environment)

This course aims to introduce students to an analysis of environmental problems (not natural resources) from three points of view: economic, public policy and business management. The first part of the course will include a section on the design and alternatives of environmental policies, from which it will be inferred that "zero pollution" is not optimal. The second part will discuss how benefits and environmental costs are calculated to design policies but also to evaluate public projects that have environmental impacts or in the case of damages lawsuits. The final block of the course will explore the concept of sustainable development along with the relationship between care for the environment, productivity and competitiveness.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Residuos solidos y peligrosos (Solid and Hazardous Waste)

The management of urban solid waste and hazardous waste are huge challenges that governments and society in general face. This course will help students understand the social, economic and technological complexity that represents adequate management of waste, exploring viable solutions and discussing how various actors can assume their share of responsibility in the problematic of waste.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Evaluacion del impacto ambiental I (Environmental Impact Evaluation I)

This course will offer the student the theoretical tools designed to visualize and evaluate processes of environmental impact. Students will evaluate the damages produced by man's activities that involve the use of environmental resources or produce waste that is overturned. They will also explore the concepts of management and rational use of natural resources, developing the ability to evaluate and solve problems inherent to their environment.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Desarrollo sustentable (Sustainable Development)

Students will reflect on the processes of the past and the present, discerning what sustainable development means for the future of man and addressing the conceptual and working framework of the concept. The central idea of the course revolves around the need to resignify the concept of sustainable development in light of technological advances, new developments and ways of addressing the reality of the key actors in the process in order to make it useful to our lives and to the professional performance of the environmental manager.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Ecología antropológica (Ecological Anthropology)

This course is designed to guide students in knowing and understanding the human-environmental relations of diverse cultural and socio-historical contexts. It addresses the respect and understanding of the diversity with which human beings have been related to nature, and encourages students to reflect on different forms of knowledge about the environment, nature and the human being as a whole.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

The Inter-American System

This course aims to analyze orderly and rigorously Argentina's external behavior in relation to the main events and international actors from the process of national formation. Students will learn to explain and interpret the factors that have affected and continue to affect the country's external behavior, and are of internal or external order based on a selection of updated texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Teoria de las relaciones internacionales (Theory of International Relations)

This course will introduce the student to the knowledge of the main theoretical currents developed for the analysis of international relations from an appropriate conceptual support. Students will be able to contextualize historically the emergence of the various theoretical positions and the different debates, recognizing and using adequate theoretical - methodological support in the analysis of international relations.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia de las ideas politicas (History of Political Ideas)

Students will reflect on the historical and current perspective of certain topics that reemerge throughout the history of political thought such as government, state, power, democracy, freedom, institutions, nation, among others. The course uses conceptual tools that promote critical analysis on the contemporary political processes in Latin America and the world.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Desarrollo del turismo sustentable (Development of Sustainable Tourism)

Tourism is an economic activity increasingly sensitive to the integration of sustainable development criteria in its operating framework. Both tourists and agents of tourism show a clear progression towards the demand of products and tourist destinations that participate in the principles of sustainable development. This course offers a generic vision of what is meant by this development model and what role tourism activity can play to promote it through the adoption of sustainable practices.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Tecnicas de guiado y recreacion (Guiding and Recreation Techniques)

["This course incorporates knowledge and skill development linked to the techniques of group guidance and recreation. Students will receive an overview of the professional \"role\" of the tour guide","develop and enhance individual skills of verbal and non-verbal communication","and know and appropriate tools of communication and interpretation of heritage that allow enriching the practice of the guide from the communicative, expressive and playful process."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Gestion de la calidad (Quality Management)

In this course, students will learn to apply strategies, procedures and tools for carrying out the management process of tourism ventures in light of a model based on the principles of Quality. They will build and/or reconstruct collectively concepts and claims related to Quality Management in organizations, learning to analyze information and results of macro and micro level evaluations as input for decision making.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Beginners Spanish I

Learn colloquial phrases & expressions, basic oral and written communication, and adopt a comprehesive perspective of Hispanic culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Beginners Spanish II

Engage in oral and written communication, and adopt a comprehesive perspective of Hispanic culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Intermediate Spanish I

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Intermediate Spanish II

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Advanced Spanish

Understand a wide range of texts as well as recognize implicit meanings in them, learn how to express them fluently, and produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Public Health

This course will teach economics, marketing and commercial vocabulary and communication as well as the

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Argentine Regional Agribusiness in the Global Economy

The main objective of the Agribusiness Course is to provide an inside look at local agribusiness in Mendoza (Argentina) as well as to train students to analyze socio-economic interactions among individuals, resources and agriculture markets

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Creative Writing in Mendoza

Develop a familiarity with the vocabulary of writing, methods of constructive critique of one’s own writing as well as the writing of peers, start a writing portfolio & prepare a text for a publisher or a competition.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Social Policy and Community Development

In this course, students will learn the winemaking process, the basics of viticulture, its process in the vineyards and of course, the production of wine from start to finish.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Environment, Politics, and Identity in Argentine Fiction

Understand, appreciate and discuss works of Argentine Literature through our close readings and discussion of the works chosen, as well as analyze and write about works of fiction.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Gender Issues in Argentina

Understand and use basic concepts of gender studies in transcultural perspective and comprehend the history of gender relations in Latin America and Argentina.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Gender and Sexualities

Understand and use basic concepts of gender and sexuality studies in all their diversity and complexity • Identify the particular configurations of current gender and sexuality politics in Argentina

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Human Rights

This course will provide students with the basic rules and framework in international human rights law and the different systems of enforcement

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

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Internship Experience

This course is intended for students to gain valuable on-the-job experience, in a challenging

international setting.

The theory provided at the beginning and the end of the course will provide insights into history,

politics and the psychological side of the work site and work experience itself, while the

internship should provide experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned

through years of study (no matter the college degree being sought) and skill development in a

professional setting

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Social Policy, Marginality and Exclusion

This course will provide a detailed overview of the wine industry, with an emphasis on wine production and wine evaluation. Students will learn about viticulture, wine making and wine tasting (with a focus on Argentina), with vocabulary-buliding exercises, reading, and study labs.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Overview of Argentine Economy

This course will review the history of economic, political and social issues in Argentina since its inception as a nation, as well as the evolution of the political and economic ideas.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Population Ecology

Learn the importance of biological diversity and the possible measures for conservation. Comprehend how species are assembled into communities and how they can change in space and time.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Public Health

This course will cover the public health care system in Argentina, the strengths and weaknesses of the system as well as the various types of health care available.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Regional Economics and Rural Development

This course aims to analyze the structure of agricultural markets, understand the impact of activity on all production units, introduce the main concepts of economic analysis in environmental and territorial area, and contribute to the analysis and design of production policies in the future.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Social Policy and Community Development

The course is an introduction to the principal concepts of social policy and the most recent discussion of social protection in Latin America and Argentina. The course will also explore the critical perspective of the community development and the relationship between the state, the market and community development.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Social Policy, Marginality and Exclusion

The course is an introduction to the principal concepts of social policy and the most recent discussion of social protection in Latin America and Argentina.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Sustainable Development

This course will help students to realize about the problems that affect our planet such as climate change, pollution, greenhouse effect, deforestation, etc., and how global society should deal with them day by day. Sustainable development is a powerful conception of “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs”. It is an important tool for facing man-made effects on the environment through its three dimensions: environmental, social and economic. The objective is to learn how to face human life in each place we live in under the concept of sustainability, involving the simultaneous pursuit of economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social equity but also considering the cultural dimension.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Water Resource Management in an Arid Climate

In this course, students will learn the economics of water, how to allocate water and improve water management in arid climates.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Historia Politica y Social de Argentina (Social & Political History of Argentina)

Learn the primary political processes, social and cultural economics, among others, in Latin American history.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Arquitectura sustentable (Sustainable Architecture)

This course explores the development of the necessary capacity for knowledge and understanding of the impact of the human habitat in the environment. Students will acquire the essential skills for the management of resources that contribute to a more healthy relationship of buildings to the environment. They will learn to recognize, understand and coin the real meaning of sustainable architecture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Politica Argentina economica y mundial (Argentine Economic and World Policy)

This course aims to empower students with conceptual tools to rationally manage the wealth of information referring to the economic policies of our time. Students will analyze the interrelationships that occur in the political, economic and social systems, and will develop a series of critical-analytical skills. They will also be encouraged to develop an antidogmatic attitude in keeping with open pluralistic dialogue and contributions from different theoretical currents.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Derecho internacional económico (International Economic Law)

Students will identify the essential elements of current institutions and regulations in economic, financial and commercial matters within the framework of the international economic structure. This course provides a didactic vision of the current international economic legal framework, especially in the field of international business, helping students understand the link between International Economic Law and other branches of law, such as Private International Law and Public International Law, and the interaction between them in the international arena.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Comportamiento el consumidor (Consumer Behavior)

In this course, students will develop skills to identify the characteristics of customers that are relevant to marketing, understanding the scope of the communications of the company.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Canales de distribucion (Distribution Channels)

["Upon completing this course, it is expected that students have developed skills to: understand the strategic role of distribution channels","develop skills to design, identify, resolve conflicts and evaluate alternatives for the distribution of products and services","identify the effects of direct marketing on commercial distribution","understand and implement merchandising techniques in different commercial formats","identify applicable concepts in commercial and logistics distribution."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Geografia economica (Economic Geography)

This course aims to assess the geographic space as a substrate of the social, political and economic interrelationships of human groups on the planet, evaluating the role of underdeveloped and developed societies in the context of the modern world. Students will analyze the processes of expansion and fragmentation of space and its effects on the center-periphery relations of the different levels, and grow to understand the concepts of political geography that are revalued from the changes of globalization. They will also develop critical judgment in the face of geographical problems, along with the ability to interpret geographical documents related to the topics of the course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Psicologia de la comunicacion (Psychology of Communication)

Objeto y métodos de la investigación psicológica, importancia de la psicología en la comunicación. El enfoque mecanicista versus el enfoque holístico. Escuelas: psicoanálisis, conductivismo, humanismo, psicología transpersonal.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

View Syllabus   

Relaciones publicas e institucionales (Public and Institutional Relations)

This course proposes that public relations is a tool of corporate communication adapted in different ways and with different methodologies. This allows for creating, maintaining and changing the institutional and product image, adapting communication to the different publics of the organization. Students will develop an understanding of the design and implementation of all the stages that make up a comprehensive PR program according to the institution in question.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Sistemas de informacion ambiental (Environmental Information Systems)

This course aims to train professionals that interact in interdisciplinary groups related to environmental issues, incorporating the study of key concepts for the use of GIS tools as a means of the generation, development and analysis of digital cartography.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Economia ambiental (Economic Environment)

This course aims to introduce students to an analysis of environmental problems (not natural resources) from three points of view: economic, public policy and business management. The first part of the course will include a section on the design and alternatives of environmental policies, from which it will be inferred that "zero pollution" is not optimal. The second part will discuss how benefits and environmental costs are calculated to design policies but also to evaluate public projects that have environmental impacts or in the case of damages lawsuits. The final block of the course will explore the concept of sustainable development along with the relationship between care for the environment, productivity and competitiveness.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Residuos solidos y peligrosos (Solid and Hazardous Waste)

The management of urban solid waste and hazardous waste are huge challenges that governments and society in general face. This course will help students understand the social, economic and technological complexity that represents adequate management of waste, exploring viable solutions and discussing how various actors can assume their share of responsibility in the problematic of waste.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Evaluacion del impacto ambiental I (Environmental Impact Evaluation I)

This course will offer the student the theoretical tools designed to visualize and evaluate processes of environmental impact. Students will evaluate the damages produced by man's activities that involve the use of environmental resources or produce waste that is overturned. They will also explore the concepts of management and rational use of natural resources, developing the ability to evaluate and solve problems inherent to their environment.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Desarrollo sustentable (Sustainable Development)

Students will reflect on the processes of the past and the present, discerning what sustainable development means for the future of man and addressing the conceptual and working framework of the concept. The central idea of the course revolves around the need to resignify the concept of sustainable development in light of technological advances, new developments and ways of addressing the reality of the key actors in the process in order to make it useful to our lives and to the professional performance of the environmental manager.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Ecología antropológica (Ecological Anthropology)

This course is designed to guide students in knowing and understanding the human-environmental relations of diverse cultural and socio-historical contexts. It addresses the respect and understanding of the diversity with which human beings have been related to nature, and encourages students to reflect on different forms of knowledge about the environment, nature and the human being as a whole.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

The Inter-American System

This course aims to analyze orderly and rigorously Argentina's external behavior in relation to the main events and international actors from the process of national formation. Students will learn to explain and interpret the factors that have affected and continue to affect the country's external behavior, and are of internal or external order based on a selection of updated texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Teoria de las relaciones internacionales (Theory of International Relations)

This course will introduce the student to the knowledge of the main theoretical currents developed for the analysis of international relations from an appropriate conceptual support. Students will be able to contextualize historically the emergence of the various theoretical positions and the different debates, recognizing and using adequate theoretical - methodological support in the analysis of international relations.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia de las ideas politicas (History of Political Ideas)

Students will reflect on the historical and current perspective of certain topics that reemerge throughout the history of political thought such as government, state, power, democracy, freedom, institutions, nation, among others. The course uses conceptual tools that promote critical analysis on the contemporary political processes in Latin America and the world.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Desarrollo del turismo sustentable (Development of Sustainable Tourism)

Tourism is an economic activity increasingly sensitive to the integration of sustainable development criteria in its operating framework. Both tourists and agents of tourism show a clear progression towards the demand of products and tourist destinations that participate in the principles of sustainable development. This course offers a generic vision of what is meant by this development model and what role tourism activity can play to promote it through the adoption of sustainable practices.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Tecnicas de guiado y recreacion (Guiding and Recreation Techniques)

["This course incorporates knowledge and skill development linked to the techniques of group guidance and recreation. Students will receive an overview of the professional \"role\" of the tour guide","develop and enhance individual skills of verbal and non-verbal communication","and know and appropriate tools of communication and interpretation of heritage that allow enriching the practice of the guide from the communicative, expressive and playful process."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Gestion de la calidad (Quality Management)

In this course, students will learn to apply strategies, procedures and tools for carrying out the management process of tourism ventures in light of a model based on the principles of Quality. They will build and/or reconstruct collectively concepts and claims related to Quality Management in organizations, learning to analyze information and results of macro and micro level evaluations as input for decision making.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Introduccion a la historia de la arquitectura y urbanismo (Introduction to the History of Architecture and Urban Development)

Students will learn the concepts of the theory, history and criticism of architecture, exploring the various ages of history. They will discuss relevant facts, historic context, and concepts about vernacular architecture. The course will also approach architecture without architects, delving to the Old Age, including the Middle Ages and Modern Age, and leading into the Contemporary Age, discussing the city and architecture as heritage.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia de la arquitectura y urbanismo (History of Architecture and Urban Development)

This course explores the evolution of primitive humanity through the Ancient Age, moving into the urban revolution and the emergence of the first civilizations. Student will learn about theocratic cultures of irrigation, including Mesopootamia, Egypt, and other cultures of the Mediterranean (Greece, Rome, etc.). The course will also cover the evolution of architecture across history from the Middle Ages andPaleochristian culture through Romanesque Gothic and Pre-Columbian America/Mesoamerica and the Andean Area.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Diseno de interiores y paisajismo (with local students)

The natural landscape, the cultural landscape, sustainable landscaping. The city, urban spaces of different scales. Survey, analysis, recognition and understanding. Survey, recognition and cataloging of autochthonous and adapted plant species. Vegetal biology. Recognition of the different plant species and their possibilities of application in the local environment. Design of exterior space in an urban environment. Interior design. The furniture, origin, its relation with the architectural movements in the different periods. Background. Design icons Morphological, ergonomic and constructive analysis. Survey of different furniture. The interior space Analysis of environmental conditions. The components of spatial treatment: materials, coatings, textures, color, lighting and furniture. Storage furniture, support and support.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Comercio internacional (with local students)

Introduction to the Economy and International Trade. Pure Theory of Foreign Trade. Intervening International Organizations. Elements of international payment. Principles of customs legislation. Distribution channels abroad. Promotion of export and import. Introduction to International Transport. Insurance

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia Mundial Contemporanea (Contemporary World History)

Historia Universal desde la Revolución Francesa y sus repercusiones hasta la actualidad. Grandes corrientes del pensamiento contemporáneo. Orden económico internacional. Instituciones políticas y sociales. Mega mercados y alianzas. Análisis crítico de los diferentes enfoques. Perspectivas latinoamericanas, norteamericanas, europeas y asiáticas.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

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Introduccion a la ecologia (with local students)

Lithosphere. Atmosphere. Hydrosphere, Biosphere. Chemical and physical composition. Structure. Flows of matter and energy. Systems and meteorological cycles. Regions and weather patterns. Weather models. Climate changes. Climate impact on environmental systems and human activities. Ecosystem. Structure. Cybernetic nature and stability of ecosystems. Classification of ecosystems. Chains, networks and trophic levels. The cycles of matter. The biogeochemical cycles. Ecosystem dynamics Quantification of ecosystems. Ecological succession Types of ecosystems. Aquatic ecosystems. Terrestrial ecosystems.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Marketing

This course discusses need, consumers and markets, exploring the function of marketing and discussing purchase attitude and segmentation. Students will learn about competitive strategy, product development and life cycle, looking at price, distribution, communication and market research as commercial instruments. Students will also have use of application software in the computer lab of the University.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Economia interacional y crecimiento (with local students)

Theories of international trade. Productivity and comparative advantages. Specific factors and income distribution. Resources and exchange: Heckscher model - Ohlin. Standard Model of International Trade. Economies of scale, imperfect competition and international trade. International factor mobility. International Trade Policy. Instruments. Industrial policy. Monetary change and macroeconomics of open economies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Historia del pensamiento economico (History of Economic Thought)

In this course, students will explore the development of economic thought beginning with the Physiocratic School and preclassic classical schools and leading into the economic history of the twentieth century. Students will delve into the historic context, discussing socialist schools and the historicist movement, and unpacking Neoclassical precursors such as Keynes, the theory of money, spatial economic theory, theory of international economics, theory of conjuncture, and theory of growth in historical research. The course will wind through to recent economic history, discussing structure and change in world economic history, the agricultural revolution, change and decadence in antiquity, feudalism, the Industrial Revolution, the so-called Second Economic Revolution, and Argentine and regional economic evolution.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Expresion oral y escrita (with local students)

Study of the morpho - syntactic plane of Spanish. The linguistic units. The words and constructions in Spanish. Analysis techniques.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Gestion del recurson agua (Water Resource Management)

This course explores the anthropic influence on the hydrosphere, water contamination (types of contamination according to sources, media and polluting agents, effects of contamination, parameters indicators of water pollution, etc.) as well as systems of evaluation and control of water pollution and quality and protection standards. Students will discuss drinking water vs. water for irrigation, and criteria for reuse of wastewater.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Ecologia de zonas aridas (with local students)

Ecological conditions of arid regions. Adaptation of flora to aridity. Types of xeric environments. Classification of xerophiles, characters and operation. Ecosystems of arid zones. Biomas Distribution of communities. Problems and adaptation of fauna in arid regions. Arbustales and deserts. Ecosystemic productivity. Arid and semiarid lands of Argentina. Natural structures The man in the arid zones. Biology of man in the desert. Applied ecology and conservation of nature. Protected areas of the country and Mendoza.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Evaluacion y manejo de recursos naturales (with local students)

Classification and evaluation of resources. Energetic resources. Air resources. Water resources. Minerals as resources. Soil resources. Forest resources. Flora. Wildlife. Biodiversity and natural resources. Influence of man on the natural environment. The management of biodiversity. Technologies of administration and management of natural resources. Protected areas. Standards of protection and conservation. New technologies and ways of using natural resources. The value of natural resources consumed

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Gestion de espacios verdes y arbolado urbano (with local students)

Classification and cataloging of green spaces. Minimum requirements according to their use and function. Current trends in Argentina and in the world. Management technology for its preservation, conservation and development. The tree in the urban and rural media. Management of urban public trees. Survey, census and inventory. Afforestation plans. Quality standards protection. Studies and simulation of cases. The Mendoza case. The vegetative cover as a potential conditioner and decontaminant. The tree and the city environment.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Geología ambiental (with local students)

Geomorphology Arid zones. Structural and tectonic geoforms. Forms and processes of weathering. The normal cycle and erosion. Forms, flows and channel sediments in deserts. Alluvial fans and their environments. Associated deposits, entrenchments and places of deposition. Slopes and systems of pedimentos. Erosional landscape arid areas. Beaches, pans and salt lakes. Dams foundations Runoff and erosion then degrandes fires. Destructive landslides related to heavy rains. Earthquakes and their potential dangers. Geological research applied to seismic regions. Changes in volume and modeling of the land surface.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Destinos turísticos de Argentina (with local students)

["Ways of modeling the earth's surface: climate, relief, vegetation, soil. Biomas Configuration of the territory and its relationship with current physical-natural processes, its historical origins and its projections to the future. Theories of the physical environment. Components of the physical environment: their interrelations and resulting configurations. Specific environmental problems. The geography lived from the tourist practices. Spatial identification of the province and its geographical characteristics. The natural resources as attraction elements for the tourist activity according to the irrigation oasis. Provide general knowledge of geography and very specific to the country as a tourist attraction: southern Patagonia, central","coast","whose","center of the country","NOT","province of Buenos Aires, learning of all its tourist centers, places of historic interest, national parks, heritage of humanity","its different accesses. Visits to nearby places"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Enoturismo (with local students)

["Wine: Its basic principles \u00bbEnology","definition History, origins, legends, myths and truths \u00bbVitis Vinifera","raw material \u00bbThe Grape and its development cycle. Winemaking process Producing areas of Argentina and the world Tasting: \u00bbBasic principles\u00bb Discovering wine \u00bbThe behavior of the senses\u00bb The importance of attention and sensory memory Factors that influence the quality of the vine \u00bbConcept of\" Terroir \"\u00bb White Wine \u00bbWhite strains more internationally recognized\u00bb White typical Argentine strains \u00bbAromatic descriptors\u00bb Process of making white wines \u00bbTasting of: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Torrontes, Viognier El Vino Tinto. Internationally recognized red varieties \u00bbArgentine typical red varieties\u00bb Aromatic descriptors \u00bbRed wines elaboration process\u00bb Reduction process \u00bbTasting of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Highlights
  • Classes in Spanish and English
  • International excursion

In Mendoza, students live with local host families. As API places one student per family, all students have a private bedroom. Host families serve as a unique introduction into the Argentine culture and may be made up of a retirement-age couple, a single woman with or without children, or a traditional two-parent household. Students are provided with three meals per day (except on weekends), as well as laundry service once per week. Students typically live in the 5th or 6th neighborhoods of Mendoza, which are approximately 15-20 minutes from their host university.

Mendoza Housing 32195660524 O
Mendoza Housing 32195662244 O
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Mendoza Housing 32914733741 O
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*Please note the application deadline has been extended for the Spring and Calendar Year sessions. Additional fees may apply.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 29, 2020 - May 23, 2020 $14,650 Nov 15, 2019 Dec 1, 2019 Dec 1, 2019
Calendar Year Jan 29, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020 $28,180 Nov 15, 2019 Nov 25, 2019 Dec 1, 2019
Fall Jul, 2020 - Nov, 2020 $14,650 May 1, 2020 May 15, 2020
Academic Year Jul, 2020 - May, 2021 $27,980 May 1, 2020 May 15, 2020
Calendar Year Jan 30, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 $27,980 Nov 15, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Spring Jan 30, 2019 - May 25, 2019 $14,450 Nov 15, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Fall Jul 31, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 $13,980 May 1, 2019 May 15, 2019
Academic Year Jul 31, 2019 - May 23, 2019 $27,980 May 1, 2019 May 15, 2019