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ANTH 180: Cultural Anthropology (3c) (Download Syllabus)


ANTH 200: Race and Ethnicity in the Andes (3c) (Download Syllabus)

 

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ART 180: Studio Fundamentals: Painting (3c)(Download Syllabus)
**Taught in English or Spanish.


ART 300: Latin American Art (3c) (Download Syllabus)

**Taught in English or Spanish.


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**All business courses, unless otherwise specified, are taught in English. 


BUS 327: Comercio Exterior (International Business) (3c) (Download Syllabus)
**Taught in Spanish.


SPA 203/BUS 330 Spanish for Business (3c) (Download Syllabus)


BUS 349: Strategic Management and Policy (3c) (Download Syllabus)

The study of the formulation and implementation of corporate and business strategies to achieve the objectives of the organization. This emphasizes environmental, industry, and competitor analysis and includes stakeholder analysis of government, community, consumers, employees and the natural environment.


BUS 372: Managing Across Cultures (3c) (Download Syllabus)

The focus of the present syllabus is the analysis of how a business must adapt to different cultural contexts. For this purpose, we study the interaction between the culture and the company’s structure, processes and human resources. In this way, the student will be able to understand strategies used to optimize such interaction.

The general objective of the course is to learn the main business practices in different cultures, through the analysis of the differences in various countries. This will provide the background to understand and identify threats and opportunities to do business in a global context


BUS 377: International Marketing (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Reviews the historical causes of differences in national environments, as well as geographic, religious, cultural, political and economic influences on current business environment.


BUS 399: Total Quality Management (3c) (Download Syllabus)


BUS 400: Global Marketing & Communications (3c) (Download Syllabus)

In today's economy, Marketing and Communications professionals must do more with less in "real world" scenarios. This course provides realistic and practical approaches to developing and executing Global Marketing & Communications Plans. National and Regional marketing and its effectiveness on global organizations will be learned as well. By the end of the course, students will have developed a relevant, insightful and differentiating Marketing & Communications Plan, which they can present to prospective employers. Students in this class will become "Smart Marketers & Communicators" as they have fun.



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(Available only to students participating in the Fall Semester in the Andes) 

**All Communication courses are taught in English


COM 332: Practicum in TV News Production (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Internship with a local TV News agency.


COM 405: Mass Communication in Society (3c) (Download Syllabus)


COM 424: Cross Cultural Communication (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Learn to bridge differences between your own belief system and others so as to minimize misunderstanding and conflict. This course helps to develop an empathy and sensitivity to those people of different cultures.

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(Available only to students participating in the Spring Semester in the Andes)

** All Education courses are taught in English


EDU 300 Diversity & Culturally Responsive Teaching (Download Syllabus)


EDU 301 History & Philosophy of Education (Download Syllabus)


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**Taught in English


GEO 101: World Geography (Download Syllabus)

The goal of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of the basic principles of geography and apply those principles to the study of world regions. The course emphasizes the environmental and human characteristics that make regions distinctive.


ENV 301: Environmental Studies of the Andes (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Review of natural and cultural assets of the Andean region; environmental policies and international agreements; roles of governmental, non-governmental, residential, educational and religious sectors. Includes field trips in Ecuador and Peru.


GEO 302: Geography of Latin America (Download Syllabus)

This course is a general introduction to the geography, history and culture of Latin America. This course examines the physical environment, the cultural traditions, lifestyles, economies, development, and urban environment throughout the Latin American region. Special attention will be given to the Andean sub-region of Latin America which encompasses Ecuador and the city of Cuenca.


ENV 340: Conservation Biology (3c) (Download Syllabus)

An introduction to Conservation Biology and discussion of readings covering a variety of topics, including Taxonomic Diversity, Diversity and Dynamics,Conservation Genetics, Threats to Biodiversity, and Preventing Extinction.

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Understanding course descriptions: The first line of each description includes the course number and title; credits are indicated in parentheses. At the end of each description is a link to the course syllabus, if available. Not all courses are taught every semester. The syllabi are to be used as a general guide. If you have specific questions, concerns, or need to verify that a syllabus is up-to-date, please contact a CEDEI coordinator. Please consult with CEDEI coordinator if you feel you have found an error, need a syllabi translated, or would like to explore other course options.


**Taught in Spanish. Requires an intermediate high level of Spanish comprehension.



HED 209: Health Issues in Developing Countries (3c) (Download Syllabus)

This course is intended to introduce students with little or no exposure to developing countries to the major issues in international public health and developing countries. The course will orientate students and broaden their perspectives on health care and public health in countries and cultures substantially different from more developed countries while focusing in and using as a specific example the country of Ecuador. The course will be taught in a seminar format and will stress practical illustrations of course topics through guest speakers and field study. Same as SOC380.

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**All internships and service learning require at least an intermediate high level of Spanish comprehension.


ISL 201: International Service Learning: Theory and Practice (1-3c) (Download Syllabus)

An interdisciplinary course designed to explore the theory and practice of service learning using a two-pronged approach: on-site volunteer service work in Cuenca, Ecuador, combined with a classroom seminar. By combining formal study with service to the local community in an intercultural/international setting, students find their learning has both greater depth and scope. Students will complete 40-45 hours of community service designed to create substantive links between coursework and service. In class, students will actively seek out answers to questions arising from their service experience and relate them to service learning issues that are of interest to scholars and to society. In this way, the students will be able take ownership of the learning process and tackle real-world problems that transcend the classroom setting. To this end, the course will employ a classroom approach known as problem based learning, whereby problems drive the curriculum. The key problem we will examine is this: What is international service learning and what implications does it have for society, citizenship, and self?


ISL 380/381: Micro-Internship: Analysis & Placement (4c) (Download Syllabus)

Full-time internship placement in a local business or community-based organization. Involves 120-240 hours (4-8 weeks) at the placement site and completion of a journal and an institutional report. Must be taken concurrently with ISL381. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, three years of college Spanish or equivalent, acceptance into the program by the internship committee.

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**Taught in Spanish

MUSC 200: Andean Musical Culture (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Analysis and development of Ecuadorian Andean music. Study the influence of various cultures in the evolution of Andean music. Musical mestizaje, Andean Cosmovision, historical context and characteristics of the most representative musical instruments. Study of Ecuadorian musical rhythms and genres, playing Andean instruments and auditions. Same as SPA 403.

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** Taught in Spanish or English

PSC 310: Political Economy of Latin America (3c) (Download Syllabus Spanish) - (Download Syllabus English)

A discussion of the political economy of Latin America from the end of colonialism to the modern day.

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POR 101: Beginning Portuguese I (3c)

Intensive. Fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Elements of grammar, oral practice and elementary composition. Emphasis on active participation. **For students or other adults with little or no Portuguese experience; students with more than two years of high school Portuguese or one year of college Portuguese should not take this course.


POR 102: Beginning Portuguese II (3c)

Intensive, to be taken after POR101. Expands on basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Continues to develop grammar, oral practice, and advanced elementary composition. Emphasis on active participation. **For students or other adults who have taken POR 101.

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*Taught in Spanish


QUI 301: Introduction to Quichua (4c) (Download Syllabus)

Introduction to the language, culture and world view of the Quichua-speaking communities. Fundamental listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and elements of grammar.Prerequisite: SPA310 or equivalent.


QUI 302: Intermediate Quichua (4c) (Download Syllabus)

Continued practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing, and elements of grammar. Prerequisite: QUI301 or equivalent.

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**Taught in Spanish. Requires an intermediate high level of Spanish comprehension.

SOC 380: Health Issues in Developing Countries (3c) (Download Syllabus)

This course is intended to introduce students with little or no exposure to developing countries to the major issues in international public health and developing countries. The course will orientate students and broaden their perspectives on health care and public health in countries and cultures substantially different from more developed countries while focusing in and using as a specific example the country of Ecuador. The course will be taught in a seminar format and will stress practical illustrations of course topics through guest speakers and field study. Same as HED209.

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SPA 101-102: Beginning Spanish I-II (4c each) Download 101 Syllabus Download 102 Syllabus

Intensive. Fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Elements of grammar, oral practice and elementary composition. Emphasis on active participation. For students or other adults with little or no Spanish experience; students with more than two years of high school Spanish or one year of college Spanish should not take this course.


SPA 199: Directed Study Project I (3c)

Opportunity to study a particular topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be taken concurrently with SPA101-102.


SPA 201: Intermediate Spanish I (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Discussion of literary and cultural texts, and conversation practice. Prerequisite: SPA102 or equivalent.


SPA 202: Intermediate Spanish II (3c) (Download Syllabus)

A continuation of SPA201.


SPA 203/BUS 330 Spanish for Business (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Introduction in Spanish for the Business World; a review of useful terms, vocabulary and customs.


SPA 299: Directed Study Project II (3c)

Opportunity to study a particular topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be taken concurrently with SPA201-202.


SPA 310: Advanced Spanish: Grammar and Syntax (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Intensive study of grammar and syntax with emphasis on grammatical analysis. May be taken concurrently with SPA 311.


SPA 311: Advanced Spanish: Conversation (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Intensive oral and written work, including the study of idiomatic forms and selected literary texts. Prerequisite: SPA202 or equivalent.


SPA 312 Advanced Spanish: Writing (3c) (Download Syllabus)


SPA 336: Survey of Latin American Literature. (Download Syllabus)

A survey of the evolution of Latin American literature. Provides students the opportunity to read, analyze, discuss and write about the literary works of authors representing each movement or gender.


SPA 340: Intro to Hispanic Literature. (Download Syllabus)

An introduction to Hispanic literature including narrative, poetry, drama and the essay. Works of Spanish, as well as Latin American authors, including both contemporary and older works, will be read and analyzed.


SPA 341: History of Latin America: Conquest and Colonization (3c) (Download Syllabus)

An intensive study of Latin American history during the Conquest and later, Colonization. Prerequisite: SPA330.


SPA 342: Early Spanish Literature (3c) (Download Syllabus)

An introduction to the literature of Spanish America from conquest to the present. Prerequisites: SPA310 and SPA311, or permission of instructor.


SPA 343: Early Latin American Literature (3c) (Download Syllabus)

The study of different trends in Latin American Literature; the short story, women authors, poetry, etc. Prerequisites: SPA310 and SPA311, or permission of instructor.


SPA 344: Contemporary Latin America Literature. (Download Syllabus)

Introduction to significant authors, texts and literary movements from the 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on a particular topic, issue or movement.


SPA 346: Culture and Civilization of Latin America (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Latin American culture from Pre-Inca period through the Spanish conquest to the present.Examines political, economic, social, and artistic aspects of Latin America. Prerequisites: SPA310 and SPA311, or permission of instructor.


SPA 347: Modern Latin America (3c) (Download Syllabus)

An introduction and examination of contemporary Latin America through a combination of sociological and political perspectives. Topics include dualism in the social structure; underdevelopment: definitions, causes, and cures; ideas of culture; possible futures. Prerequisites: SPA310 and SPA311, or permission of instructor.


SPA 399: Directed Study Project III (1-3c)

Opportunity to study a particular topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be taken concurrently with SPA310.


SPA 400: Indigenous Literature and Culture of the Andes (3c) (Download Syllabus)

The cosmovision, thought, oral literary tradition, and daily lives of the indigenous people of the Andes. Special field work is required. Prerequisites: SPA310 and SPA311, or permission of instructor.


SPA 401: Andean Literature (3c) (Download Syllabus)

The study of the literature principally of Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru in its cultural context. Includes poetry, the novel, the short story and the essay, with a focus on "Andean" as a cultural term. Prerequisites: SPA310 and SPA311, or permission of instructor.


SPA 403: Andean Musical Culture (3c) (Download Syllabus)

Analysis and development of Ecuadorian Andean music. Study the influence of various cultures in the evolution of Andean music. Musical mestizaje, Andean Cosmovision, historical context and characteristics of the most representative musical instruments. Study of Ecuadorian musical rhythms and genres, playing Andean instruments and auditions. Same as SPA 403.


SPA 451: Mujeres Escritoras (3c) (Download Syllabus)

This course is oriented towards Gender Issues in Latin American Literature. Students in this course will interpret and analyze selected texts that belong to the most distinguished women writers in Latin America. Literary discourse theory, figures of speech, cultural and historical context, and the basis of critical analysis are also part of this course.


SPA 457: Sociedad Latinoamericana Contemporánea (3c) (Download Syllabus)

SPA 457 Latin American Contemporary Society: An introduction and analysis of Contemporary Latin America through a combination of sociological and political perspectives. The topics include: social structure, the development in countries, culture, future panorama and others.


SPA 480: Introduction to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (Download Syllabus)

This course introduces students to the analysis of Spanish phonetics and phonology. Students will receive a handbook of Spanish pronunciation, which they can use to compare and correct possible deficiencies in pronunciation. The nature and characteristics of sounds and phonemes in the Spanish language will also be presented and contrasted with the characteristics of phonetics in the English language. Emphasis will be placed on articulatory phonetics and in the analysis of pronunciation and intonation.


SPA 499: Directed Study Project IV (1-3c)

Opportunity to study a particular topic under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: SPA310 or equivalent.

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**Taught in English

TEF 401: Teaching English as a Foreign Language (3c)

The TEFL intensive training course consists of 114 hours and provides students with information on current practice, theory and research in the Teaching of English as a Second and Foreign Language. The daily schedule includes two 90-minute classes focused on methodology and teaching techniques, and two hours of teaching practice with Ecuadorian English students. The class sessions include lecture, discussion, technique workshops and peer interaction, all of which prepare students for their practice teaching. All teaching practice sessions are observed by peers and instructors and are followed by peer assessment and oral and written feedback by the instructor. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Summer TEFL Program or the Intersession Program.