Students of all Spanish levels, from beginner to advanced, will take Spanish language and Chilean culture in addition to electives of their choice that are taught in English or Spanish. All students will take a placement test at PUCV during orientation to determine Spanish language level and elective eligibility. There are a variety of interesting and compelling courses in Latin American studies available to studies of all levels at PUCV's international school, as well as the possibility to enroll directly in a specific academic department to take courses with Chilean students.
Direct enroll in academic departments: Courses in individual academic departments vary in terms of credits, so please consult the PUCV website directly and search by academic division and department on their main directory.
All students must complete a Preliminary Course Form in Arcadia Passport. When completing this form, you should include 6-7 credits of Spanish language and culture courses (please note that you will be placed into the appropriate language level during orientation). For the electives, please select 11-12 credits' worth of courses, indicating more of them as possible back-up choices (please designate them as back-up on your form). The total semester load for this program is between 14-19 credits. Please also be sure to list all courses in order of preference.
If you are not sure as to your Spanish level and eligibility for certain courses, please provide an educated guess based on your experience with Spanish and what types of classes you wish to take at PUCV. You can always consult your Program Manager to be sure. Students who wish to take specific courses in PUCV's academic departments should at least be taking higher level electives at their home universities (taught in Spanish) in order to be considered.
|PIIE 141||Spanish oral comprehension and oral production, beginner level||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 152||Spanish Reading Comprehension and Writing Production, Beginner level||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 161||Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary, Beginner level||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 240||Español Comunicacional y Cultura Chilena - Intermedio||6||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 250||Español Escrito - Intermedio||3||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 260||Gramática para Extranjeros 1||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 340||Español Comunicacional y Cultura Chilena - Avanzado||6||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 350||Español Escrito - Avanzado||3||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 360||Gramática para Extranjeros 2||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 460||Gramática para Extranjeros 3||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 410||Contemporary Latin American Literature||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 411||Contemporary Latin American Films||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 415||Ecoliterature/Ecocriticism: Representations of Nature in Contemporary Latin American Literature||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 420||Pre-Columbian Art and Society||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 421||Political and Social Change in Chile and Latin America||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 430||International Relations||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 432||Latin American Gender Studies||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|
|PIIE 440||Globalization and Social Justice||4||PUCV||Spring/Fall|