ProPeru Semester Courses & Credits
Semester in Peru students are enrolled at Jacksonville University in the core curriculum for 16 credits. Jacksonville University accredits the program and provides transcripts upon successful completion. ProPeru and Jacksonville University offer the following curriculum at Centro Bartolome de las Casas, a highly respected Andean studies institution:
This course begins with a thorough written and oral Spanish evaluation, placing each student with other students of his or her level. This course includes conversation, reading, and discussion of texts. Small classes emphasize enrichment of vocabulary for daily conversational needs as well as more traditional instruction concentrating on grammatical structures.
SPECIAL ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT WORK
This course encompasses both the theoretical and practical study of development programs and projects in Peru. After an introduction to development theory, students work on a focused semester development project. This hands-on experience serves as the basis for investigation of cultural, economic, and social impacts of international and domestic development initiatives in Peru.
ART AND HISTORY OF PERU
This interdisciplinary course offers students a greater understanding of Peruvian culture through a varied exploration of Peru's art history. Class discussions and readings are complemented by field trips to Incan Ruins, Spanish Cathedrals, and museums. Students will also have a chance to visit local arts and crafts workshops to understand the current artistic activity in Peru.
The focus of this course includes such topics as democratization, political culture, civil-military relations, civil society, economic development, and hemispheric economic integration. The course explores the nature and evolution of politics in the region, with a general emphasis on Peru. The class will also look at Latin America's role in the world in the 21st Century.
HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
Completion of one year of university studies and one semester of university level Spanish
Good academic standing at your home university
A positive attitude and a will to help
Total class hours: 224
Project hours: 56
Average class hours per credit: 14
Accreditation: Jacksonville University (JU)
Language of Instruction: Spanish with English support
Please meet with your study abroad advisor prior to the program to ensure credits transfer appropriately