Argentina Mendoza Puente Del Inca 657748411

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

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Excursions

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 API Ambassador Program

Reflection Sessions

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to high school graduates
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript, most recent grade report, or high school diploma
  • 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
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Mar, 2022 - Jul, 2022 $14,750 Nov 15, 2021 No Extension Nov 1, 2021
Academic Year Aug, 2022 - May, 2023 $28,500 May 1, 2022 May 15, 2022 May 15, 2022
Fall Sep, 2022 - Nov, 2022 $14,750 May 1, 2022 May 15, 2022 May 15, 2022

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Mendoza programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Trekking in the Andes

    The Andes Range Mountains is one of the most spectacular landscapes that Mendoza offers, and students will be astonished by its magnificent view. This activity introduces students to the native fauna and flora, accompanied by incredible mountain views.

  • Spa Day Termas de Cacheuta

    Termas de Cacheuta is located only 30 km from downtown Mendoza the middle of the mountains. This excursion allows students to have a relaxing and peaceful break during their stay in Argentina.

  • Winery Excursion

    Nearly two-thirds of all the wine produced in Argentina comes from the province of Mendoza. Students will have the opportunity to visit a local winery and learn how the wine is produced.

  • Potrerillos

    Potrerillos is a district in the Mendoza province of western Argentina. It's set in the Andean foothills, 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.

  • Trekking in the Andes

    The Andes Range Mountains is one of the most spectacular landscapes that Mendoza offers, and students will be astonished by its magnificent view. This activity introduces students to the native fauna and flora, accompanied by incredible mountain views.

  • Spa Day Termas de Cacheuta

    Termas de Cacheuta is located only 30 km from downtown Mendoza the middle of the mountains. This excursion allows students to have a relaxing and peaceful break during their stay in Argentina.

  • 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.

  • Winery Excursion

    Nearly two-thirds of all the wine produced in Argentina comes from the province of Mendoza. Students will have the opportunity to visit a local winery and learn how the wine is produced.

  • Potrerillos

    Potrerillos is a district in the Mendoza province of western Argentina. It's set in the Andean foothills, 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.

  • Trekking in the Andes

    The Andes Range Mountains is one of the most spectacular landscapes that Mendoza offers, and students will be astonished by its magnificent view. This activity introduces students to the native fauna and flora, accompanied by incredible mountain views.

  • Spa Day Termas de Cacheuta

    Termas de Cacheuta is located only 30 km from downtown Mendoza the middle of the mountains. This excursion allows students to have a relaxing and peaceful break during their stay in Argentina.

  • 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.

  • Winery Excursion

    Nearly two-thirds of all the wine produced in Argentina comes from the province of Mendoza. Students will have the opportunity to visit a local winery and learn how the wine is produced.

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 Congreso.

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.

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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.

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   

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   

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   

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   

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 and Sexualities

The goal of this course is for students to understand and use basic concepts of gender and sexuality studies in all their diversity and complexity. Students will also learn to 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   

Gender Issues in Argentina

The goal of this course is for students to 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   

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   

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   

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   

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

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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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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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Sustainable Development

This course will help students to realize 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 human-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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Culture of Wine Production and Tourism

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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The Language of Wine

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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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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Historia Mundial Contemporanea (Contemporary World History)

This course will address global history from the French Revolution and its repercussions to the present day. Topics include:

  • -Great currents of contemporary thought
  • -International economic order
  • -Political and social institutions
  • -Mega markets and alliances
  • -Critical analysis of the different approaches
  • -Latin American, North American, European and Asian perspectives

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

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Psicologia de la comunicacion (Psychology of Communication)

Topics covered in this course include:

  • -Object and methods of psychological research
  • -The importance of psychology in communication
  • -The mechanistic approach versus the holistic approach
  • -Schools of psychology: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanism, transpersonal psychology

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

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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 and Paleochristian 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 (Interior Design and Landscaping, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -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
  • -Furniture, its origin, its relation with the architectural movements in the different periods
  • -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 (International Trade, with local students)

This course provides an introduction to the Economy and International Trade. Topics will include:

  • -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  

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 (International Economy and Growth, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -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 (Oral and Written Expression, with local students)

This course is a study of the morpho-syntactic plane of Spanish. Students will explore the linguistic units, words and constructions in Spanish. The class will address 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 (Ecology of Arid Zones, with local students)

This course will focus on the ecological conditions of arid regions. Topics will include:

  • -Adaptation of flora to aridity
  • -Types of xeric environments
  • -Classification of xerophiles, characters and operation
  • -Ecosystems of arid zones
  • -Biomes
  • -Distribution of communities
  • -Problems and adaptation of fauna in arid regions
  • -Shrubs and deserts
  • -Ecosystemic productivity
  • -Arid and semiarid lands of Argentina
  • -Natural structure
  • -Humans in the arid zones
  • -Biology of humans 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 (Evaluation and Management of Natural Resources, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -Classification and evaluation of resources
  • -Energetic resources
  • -Air resources
  • -Water resources
  • -Minerals as resources
  • -Soil resources
  • -Forest resources
  • -Flora and wildlife
  • -Biodiversity and natural resources
  • -Influence of humans 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 (Management of Green Spaces and Urban Trees, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -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 (Environmental Geology, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -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
  • -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 (Tourist Destinations of Argentina, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -Ways of modeling the earth's surface: climate, relief, vegetation, soil
  • -Biomes
  • -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

The course will also provide general knowledge of geography and very specific to the country as a tourist attraction: southern Patagonia, central region, the coast, the province of Buenos Aires, tourist centers, places of historic interest, national parks, heritage of humanity, and its different accesses.

Visits to nearby places may be incorporated.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Enoturismo (Wine Tourism, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -Wine: Its basic principles
  • -Enology: definition, history, origins, legends, myths and truths
  • -Vitis Vinifera
  • -The grape and its development cycle
  • -Winemaking process
  • -Producing areas of Argentina and the world
  • -Tasting: basic principles
  • -Discovering wine
  • -The behavior of the senses
  • -The importance of attention and sensory memory
  • -Factors that influence the quality of the vine
  • -Concept of "Terroir"
  • - White wine strains more internationally recognized
  • -White typical Argentine strains
  • -Aromatic descriptors
  • -Process of making white wines
  • -Tasting of: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Torrontes, Viognier El Vino Tinto
  • -Internationally recognized red varieties
  • -Argentine typical red varieties
  • -Aromatic descriptors
  • -Red wine elaboration process
  • -Reduction process
  • -Tasting of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Introduccion a la ecologia (Introduction to Ecology, with local students)

This course will cover the following topics:

  • -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  

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   

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   

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   

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   

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 and Sexualities

The goal of this course is for students to understand and use basic concepts of gender and sexuality studies in all their diversity and complexity. Students will also learn to 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   

Gender Issues in Argentina

The goal of this course is for students to 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   

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   

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   

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   

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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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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Sustainable Development

This course will help students to realize 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 human-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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Culture of Wine Production and Tourism

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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The Language of Wine

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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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  

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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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)

This course will address global history from the French Revolution and its repercussions to the present day. Topics include:

  • -Great currents of contemporary thought
  • -International economic order
  • -Political and social institutions
  • -Mega markets and alliances
  • -Critical analysis of the different approaches
  • -Latin American, North American, European and Asian perspectives

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

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Psicologia de la comunicacion (Psychology of Communication)

Topics covered in this course include:

  • -Object and methods of psychological research
  • -The importance of psychology in communication
  • -The mechanistic approach versus the holistic approach
  • -Schools of psychology: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanism, transpersonal psychology

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  

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 and Paleochristian culture through Romanesque Gothic and Pre-Columbian America/Mesoamerica and the Andean Area.

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  

Diseno de interiores y paisajismo (Interior Design and Landscaping, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -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
  • -Furniture, its origin, its relation with the architectural movements in the different periods
  • -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 (International Trade, with local students)

This course provides an introduction to the Economy and International Trade. Topics will include:

  • -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 (Introduction to Ecology, with local students)

This course will cover the following topics:

  • -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 (International Economy and Growth, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -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 (Oral and Written Expression, with local students)

This course is a study of the morpho-syntactic plane of Spanish. Students will explore the linguistic units, words and constructions in Spanish. The class will address 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 (Ecology of Arid Zones, with local students)

This course will focus on the ecological conditions of arid regions. Topics will include:

  • -Adaptation of flora to aridity
  • -Types of xeric environments
  • -Classification of xerophiles, characters and operation
  • -Ecosystems of arid zones
  • -Biomes
  • -Distribution of communities
  • -Problems and adaptation of fauna in arid regions
  • -Shrubs and deserts
  • -Ecosystemic productivity
  • -Arid and semiarid lands of Argentina
  • -Natural structure
  • -Humans in the arid zones
  • -Biology of humans 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 (Evaluation and Management of Natural Resources, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -Classification and evaluation of resources
  • -Energetic resources
  • -Air resources
  • -Water resources
  • -Minerals as resources
  • -Soil resources
  • -Forest resources
  • -Flora and wildlife
  • -Biodiversity and natural resources
  • -Influence of humans 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 (Management of Green Spaces and Urban Trees, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -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 (Environmental Geology, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -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
  • -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 (Tourist Destinations of Argentina, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -Ways of modeling the earth's surface: climate, relief, vegetation, soil
  • -Biomes
  • -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

The course will also provide general knowledge of geography and very specific to the country as a tourist attraction: southern Patagonia, central region, the coast, the province of Buenos Aires, tourist centers, places of historic interest, national parks, heritage of humanity, and its different accesses.

Visits to nearby places may be incorporated.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Enoturismo (Wine Tourism, with local students)

This course will address the following topics:

  • -Wine: Its basic principles
  • -Enology: definition, history, origins, legends, myths and truths
  • -Vitis Vinifera
  • -The grape and its development cycle
  • -Winemaking process
  • -Producing areas of Argentina and the world
  • -Tasting: basic principles
  • -Discovering wine
  • -The behavior of the senses
  • -The importance of attention and sensory memory
  • -Factors that influence the quality of the vine
  • -Concept of "Terroir"
  • - White wine strains more internationally recognized
  • -White typical Argentine strains
  • -Aromatic descriptors
  • -Process of making white wines
  • -Tasting of: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Torrontes, Viognier El Vino Tinto
  • -Internationally recognized red varieties
  • -Argentine typical red varieties
  • -Aromatic descriptors
  • -Red wine elaboration process
  • -Reduction process
  • -Tasting of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

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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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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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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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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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 and Sexualities

The goal of this course is for students to understand and use basic concepts of gender and sexuality studies in all their diversity and complexity. Students will also learn to 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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Gender Issues in Argentina

The goal of this course is for students to 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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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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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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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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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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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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Sustainable Development

This course will help students to realize 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 human-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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Culture of Wine Production and Tourism

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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The Language of Wine

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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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)

This course will address global history from the French Revolution and its repercussions to the present day. Topics include:

  • -Great currents of contemporary thought
  • -International economic order
  • -Political and social institutions
  • -Mega markets and alliances
  • -Critical analysis of the different approaches
  • -Latin American, North American, European and Asian perspectives

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

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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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Psicologia de la comunicacion (Psychology of Communication)

Topics covered in this course include:

  • -Object and methods of psychological research
  • -The importance of psychology in communication
  • -The mechanistic approach versus the holistic approach
  • -Schools of psychology: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanism, transpersonal psychology

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  

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  

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   

Highlights
  • Classes in Spanish and English

In Mendoza, students live with local host families. As API places two students per family household. 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.

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