Course Offerings | API Study Abroad
Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • No minimum study of Spanish required
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents

Add on a Volunteer Program!

  • API students completing a study abroad program (particularly in Latin America) may be interested in extending their stay on an API volunteer abroad program. Click on the link below for more information on options and pricing.
  • Volunteer Add-On Options

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
May 19, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
$4,980
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
May 19, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
$8,880
SUMMER 2 2018
Jun 23, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018
$4,980

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018

Course Offerings

If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.

 

Participating students complete two courses per session, in accordance with their Spanish levels. Language levels are determined by an on-site placement test, administered by the host institution.

BEGINNING LEVEL

Conversación y cultura chilena (Conversation and Chilean Culture) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

This course seeks to improve students’ intercultural communicative competence by developing listening, speaking and writing skills, with a particular emphasis on comprehension skills and speaking. Students focus on the concept of multiculturalism throughout the course.

Gramática (Spanish Grammar) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

This grammar course is designed to introduce students to the rules of the Spanish language and teach students how to communicate basic needs. Specific areas to be covered include: word order; indicative, subjunctive and imperative verbs; simple and compound tenses; the use of the subjunctive in simple sentences; use of ser and estar; commonly-used prepositions (of, with, por vs para); simple, compound and complex sentences.

Human Rights in Latin America – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

This course will examine the evolution, approaches and debates regarding Human Rights in Latin America during the 20th and 21st centuries, paying particular attention to the Chilean case. Students will focus on the interdisciplinary study of human rights as a concept, as a set of laws and institutions, and as a set of political and cultural practices.

Identity Issues in Contemporary Latin American History: An Intercultural approach – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

This course will work with a limited number of texts of primary as well as secondary nature that displays central problems in the identity traditions in the 20th century in Latin American thought. The modules will be based on different themes related to identity throughout contemporary Latin American History and each theme will be centered on the questions and the problems that have sparked its existence. Themes will include discussions on race, name, origin, authority as well as ideas on dependency and liberation.

Latino Studies – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

This course is designed to acquaint students with Hispanic American literary works. Students will explore the contemporary experience of Hispanic Americans through readings and how these works represent not only an intersection between cultures, but also a culture in itself. The course will examine how issues of sex, race, class, and education have an impact on Latino(a) self-definition and community identity.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Conversación y cultura chilena (Conversation and Chilean Culture) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

This course seeks to improve students’ intercultural communicative competence by developing listening, speaking and writing skills, with a particular emphasis on comprehension skills and speaking. Students focus on the concept of multiculturalism throughout the course.

Gramática (Spanish Grammar) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

This intermediate-level grammar course seeks to improve conversational skills and knowledge of grammar rules. Specific areas to be covered include: pronouns, interrogative pronouns, direct and indirect objects, the reflexive “se”, uses of ser and estar, the ‘preterite’ tense, subjunctive mood, value of time, adverbial clauses and prepositions.

Human Rights in Latin America – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

This course will examine the evolution, approaches and debates regarding Human Rights in Latin America during the 20th and 21st centuries, paying particular attention to the Chilean case. Students will focus on the interdisciplinary study of human rights as a concept, as a set of laws and institutions, and as a set of political and cultural practices.

Identity Issues in Contemporary Latin American History: An Intercultural approach – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

This course will work with a limited number of texts of primary as well as secondary nature that displays central problems in the identity traditions in the 20th century in Latin American thought. The modules will be based on different themes related to identity throughout contemporary Latin American History and each theme will be centered on the questions and the problems that have sparked its existence. Themes will include discussions on race, name, origin, authority as well as ideas on dependency and liberation.

Latino Studies – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

This course is designed to acquaint students with Hispanic American literary works. Students will explore the contemporary experience of Hispanic Americans through readings and how these works represent not only an intersection between cultures, but also a culture in itself. The course will examine how issues of sex, race, class, and education have an impact on Latino(a) self-definition and community identity.

ADVANCED LEVEL

Cine y literatura latinoamericanos (Latin American Film and Literature) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

This course aims to study the relationship between literature and Latin American cinema considering the main trends in the 20th century. It reviews the aesthetic aspects of form and content to highlight ways of re-appropriation of cultural imagery in the context of literary tradition and film.

Conversación y cultura chilena (Conversation and Chilean Culture) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

This course seeks to improve students’ intercultural communicative competence by developing listening, speaking and writing skills, with a particular emphasis on comprehension skills and speaking. Students focus on the concept of multiculturalism throughout the course.

Gramática (Spanish Grammar) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

This course will help students to analyze more complex grammar rules and apply them in daily communication. Specific topics to be covered include: determinants, adjectives, pronouns, verbal phrases, auxiliary verbs (haber, ser, estar), the passive tense, composite forms, indicative vs subjective, and code-switching.

Historia sociopolítica de América Latina, siglos XX-XXI (Sociopolitical History of Latin America, 19th-20th Centuries) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

The political history of Latin America during the 19th and 20th centuries is nothing but a relentless pursuit to achieve political stability. This course aims to have students question whether political order derives from economic structure, social and cultural development and what factors complicate the establishment of political stability. Students study efforts to general more political participation and economic equity.

Human Rights in Latin America – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

This course will examine the evolution, approaches and debates regarding Human Rights in Latin America during the 20th and 21st centuries, paying particular attention to the Chilean case. Students will focus on the interdisciplinary study of human rights as a concept, as a set of laws and institutions, and as a set of political and cultural practices.

Literatura hispanoamericana contemporánea  (Contemporary Hispanic American Literature) – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

This course is designed for visiting international students and seeks to explore the historical, social and cultural perspectives that influence contemporary Hispanic American literature by studying its principle characters, works and issues.

Identity Issues in Contemporary Latin American History: An Intercultural approach – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

This course will work with a limited number of texts of primary as well as secondary nature that displays central problems in the identity traditions in the 20th century in Latin American thought. The modules will be based on different themes related to identity throughout contemporary Latin American History and each theme will be centered on the questions and the problems that have sparked its existence. Themes will include discussions on race, name, origin, authority as well as ideas on dependency and liberation.

Latino Studies – Conducted in English [Syllabus]

This course is designed to acquaint students with Hispanic American literary works. Students will explore the contemporary experience of Hispanic Americans through readings and how these works represent not only an intersection between cultures, but also a culture in itself. The course will examine how issues of sex, race, class, and education have an impact on Latino(a) self-definition and community identity.

Spanish for Specific Purposes – Business  – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

Theoretical practical course oriented specifically at the communication contexts as well as the topics and roles that characterize the institutional-labor framework of business in Valparaíso –Viña del Mar. The course will have an emphasis on the development of both oral and written comprehension, expression and interaction through formal and informal communicative activities with authentic texts related specifically to business.

Spanish for Specific Purposes – Health  – Conducted in Spanish [Syllabus]

Theoretical practical course oriented specifically at the communication contexts as well as the topics and roles that characterize the institutional-labor framework of health. The course will have an emphasis on the development of both oral and written comprehension, expression and interaction through formal and informal communicative activities with authentic texts related specifically to health in Valparaíso –Viña del Mar.