Study Abroad

Latin American Studies Study Abroad Advising Sheet

St. Olaf’s Pre-Approved Study Abroad Programs

St. Olaf students may apply courses from four pre-approved study abroad programs to their majors:

 

  • the CIEE Programs in Seville, Spain;

  • the ACM Programs in San José, Costa Rica;

  • the HECUA Programs in Ecuador; and

  • the Augsburg Program in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

 

The following courses have been approved as Latin American Studies major and/or Latin American/ Latino Studies concentration courses.  A maximum of 3 study abroad courses from Spain and/or Latin America (courses not taught by St. Olaf faculty) can be applied toward the 8-course major (LS); a maximum of 2 study abroad courses can be applied toward the concentration (LA/L).  In planning your courses, remember that no more than 2 courses in any one discipline can count toward the major.  If you have questions, please consult with the Director of Latin American Studies.

 

In addition, some GE credits may be available from courses offered on these programs.  Please consult the appropriate Program Adviser for information on GE credits.

CIEE PROGRAMS IN SEVILLE (FALL AND/OR SPRING SEMESTER, SPAIN) – Maximum of 3 credits available for HS major.

 

Spanish Language or Literature Courses

May count 1 course as one of the 2 required Spanish courses for the LS major.

A variety of electives are available in fields such as Archeology, Art History, Economics, History, Sociology, and Political Science.

May count up to a maximum of 3 courses (2 if also counting a Spanish course) focusing on Spain and/or Latin America for LS major; a maximum of 2 courses focusing on Latin America for LA/L concentration.

TOTAL OF 4-5 CREDITS AVAILABLE (for 5-month programs) TOWARD THE 35 REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.

For information on course loads and possible GE credits, see Program Adviser.

ACM – STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY

(FALL SEMESTER, COSTA RICA) – Maximum of 3 credits

available for LS major.

Spanish Grammar, Conversation, and Culture

May count as 1 of the 2 required Spanish courses for the LS major.  (Only 1 of the 2 Spanish courses offered through this program can count.)

Core Course

Counts as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.

Introduction to Costa Rica

Counts as 1 course for LS major on LA/L concentration.

Elective (1 of the following:  Literature of Latin America, Advanced Composition in Spanish, Advanced Conversation in Spanish)

May count as 1 of the 2 required Spanish courses for the LS major.  (Only 1 of the 2 Spanish courses offered through this program can count.)

TOTAL OF 4 CREDITS AVAILABLE TOWARD THE 35 REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

For information on course loads and possible GE credits, see Program Adviser.

ACM – TROPICAL FIELD RESEARCH (SPRING SEMESTER, COSTA RICA) – Maximum of 3 credits available for HS major.

Spanish Language and Costa Rican Culture

May count as 1 of the 2 required Spanish courses for the LS major.

Field Research (counts as 2 St. Olaf credits)

Research related to culture and society may count as 1 course for the LS major or LA/L concentration, subject to approval by Latin American Studies faculty.

Research Seminar and Paper

May count as 1 course for HS major or LA/L concentration.  (Keep in mind that only 1 independent study course can count for the HS major.)

TOTAL OF 4 CREDITS AVAILABLE TOWARD THE 35 REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

For information on course loads and possible GE credits, see Program Adviser.

HECUA – SOUTH AMERICAN URBAN SEMESTER [“POLITICS, DEVELOPMENT AND THE CITY”] (FALL SEMESTER, GUATEMALA) – HECUA’s Guatemala Programs have been discon-tinued as of June 2004.  Credits earned under this program will still count for students who have completed the program by June 2004, according to the information below. – Maximum of 3 credits available for LS major.

Spanish in the Field

May count as 1 of the 2 required Spanish courses for the LS major.

Development in the Latin American City

Counts as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.

Critical Social Issues:  Linking Theory and Action

Counts as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.

Independent Study

May count as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.  (Keep in mind that only 1 independent study course can count for the LS major.)

TOTAL OF 4 CREDITS AVAILABLE TOWARD THE 35 REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

For information on course loads and possible GE credits, see Program Adviser.

HECUA – COMMUNITY INTERNSHIPS IN LATIN AMERICA (FALL and SPRING SEMESTERS, ECUADOR) – Maximum of 2 credits available

for HS major.

Community Participation for Social Change

Counts as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.

Internship Placement and Seminar (counts as 2 St. Olaf credits)

Does not count for LS major or LA/L concentration.

Independent Study

May count as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.  (Keep in mind that only 1 independent study course can count for the LS major.)

TOTAL OF 4 CREDITS AVAILABLE TOWARD THE 35 REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

For information on course loads and possible GE credits, see Program Adviser.

 

HECUA – GUATEMALA AND CUBA [“ENVIRONMENT, ECONOMY

AND COMMUNITY IN LATIN AMERICA”] (SPRING SEMESTER,

GUATEMALA AND CUBA) – HECUA’s Guatemala Programs have been

discontinued as of June 2004.  Credits earned under this program will still

count for students who have completed the program by June 2004, according

to the information below. – Maximum of 3 credits available for LS major.

Spanish in the Field

May count as 1 of the 2 required Spanish courses for the LS major.

Social Dynamics and the Environment

Counts as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.

The Ethics of Development:  Local and Global Implications

Counts as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.

Independent Study

May count as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.  (Keep in mind that only 1 independent study course can count for the LS major.)

TOTAL OF 4 CREDITS AVAILABLE TOWARD THE 35 REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

For information on course loads and possible GE credits, see Program Adviser.

Augsburg College – GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR, and NICARAGUA

[“SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN CENTRAL AMERICA”] (FALL and SPRING SEMESTERS) –

Maximum of 3 credits available for LS major.

Spanish (a variety of courses is available)

May count as 1 of the 2 required Spanish courses for the LS major.

Latin American Liberation Theologies

Counts as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.

Cultural Conflict and Change in Latin America:  The Central American Context

Counts as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.

Sustainable Economic Development:  A Nicaragua Case Study

Counts as 1 course for LS major or LA/L concentration.

TOTAL OF 4 CREDITS AVAILABLE TOWARD THE 35 REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

For information on course loads and possible GE credits, see Program Adviser.