May Term to Argentina

May Term 2015
Mendoza, Argentina


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May 18th-June 25th, 2015
Dr. Julia Palmer
Dr. Alfonso Varona
Dr. Saranna Thornton

Course Descriptions:

Spanish 201Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits): A continuation of the 101-102 sequence . Continued development of the four basic skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Emphasis on the use of Spanish in the classroom. Prerequisite: 102, 103, or placement by the department.


Spanish 202- Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits): Emphasis on theproductive skills of speaking and writing with a general grammar review. Continued practice in reading of authentic Hispanic texts, both popular and literary. Several oral presentations are required. Prerequisite: 201.  


Spanish 304- Culture & Civilization of Latin America (3 credits) An introduction to the history and culture of Latin America through visual, oral, literary, and journalistic sources. Oral and written work in Spanish only. Prerequisites: 201-202. (Dr. Palmer)

Spanish 405- Latin American Theater (3 credits) A panoramic view of Latin American Theater, beginning with innovations of the River Plate Theater at the turn of the 20th century and finishing with plays written in the first decade of the 21st century. Oral and written work in Spanish only. (Dr. Varona)

Economics 204- Selected Topics in Economic History: History and Evolution of the Wine Industry (3 credits) Using the tools of economic analysis, this course will examine the history and evolution of the wine industry from the first production of wine 8000 years ago to today's global wine markets. Prerequisite: Econ 101 (Dr. Thornton)

Economics 210- Economic Development: A Study of South America Post-Independence (3 credits) Problems of capital formation, population, agriculture, international trade, foreign aid, etc. The class will include meetings with local entrepreneurs and trips to agricultural production facilities. Prerequisite ECON 101. (Dr. Thornton) 

  • Students choose a total of six credits
  • Students will be staying with host families. There will not be more than one HSC student per family

Tentative Itinerary

  • May 18-21 Orientation at HSC
  • May 21- Flight from US to Mendoza, Argentina
  • May 25- June 24 M-F classes in Mendoza
  • June 25- Depart to US

Special Excursions & Events

  • Day trip into the Andes Mountains, including hiking and fishing
  • Trip to local rancho and asado dinner (traditional dinner of grilled meats)
  • 2 vineyard tours

Cost:  $6,000.00 and covers two courses, medical insurance, housing in Mendoza family homes with two meals a day and two excursion trips (Andes and rancho asado) subject to change. The fee does not include airfare (Group airfare will be priced separately once participant total is established) one meal a day and personal expenditures.  

$500 non-refundable Deposit due by February 7th, 2015

For More information
Contact Dr. Daniella Widdows with the Office of Global Education & Study Abroad
Bagby Hall 315 (434) 223-6311