Study in English, live in Argentina

Courses offered August 2017

The program works with small and midsize student groups to allow an interactive teaching environment with hands-on tasks and the opportunity to receive and give immediate feedback. A minimum of six students is required to open the course.

Anti-imperialism in Latin America

Anti-imperialism is a fundamental dimension of Latin American ideological and cultural tradition. Essential aspects of political dynamics of recent years have contributed to re-center it, with consequences on different areas.

Prof. Delfina Moroni

Economic Growth and Income Distribution in Pheripherical Economies

The aim of the course is to study the interaction between economic growth and income distribution, with special focus on the historical and institutional specificities of peripheral economies. A critical review of different schools of economic thought will be combined with the analysis of long-term economic trends in Latin American countries.

Prof. Germán Feldman

Gender, Culture and Identity

On this course we will explore some of the most important ideas, ideologies and images underpinning Latin American nations. Special attention will be given to the subject of memory. Students will develop an awareness of how Latin American nations developed different notions of identity and devised different political and social agendas. Special attention to ideas on race and gender throughout the history of the region will be paid.  

Prof. Flavia Fiorucci

Human Rights and Cultural Production in Argentina

This course will explore Human Rights in Argentina and related Cultural Production. Focused will be placed on State Terrorism during the civic and military dictatorship in the seventies. Issues of truth, quest and justice will be discussed.

Prof Silvina Persino

Introduction to Neuropsychology

This course will provide an introduction to the principles of neuropsychology, the study of brain-behavior relationships. It will cover topics such as neuroanatomy, cognitive functions (memory, attention, executive functions, among others), learning disabilities and testing in neuropsychological assessment.

Prof. Ines Christie Newbery

Latin American History

A comprehensive course examining major political/geographical/social/economic features of Latin American past and present. Key issues which may divide or unite the distinctive Latin American countries will be highlighted.

Prof. Juan Francisco Maritnez Peria

Latin American Revolution and Social Movements

This course will examine the political and historical conditions under which revolutions and social and popular movements in Latin America took place. It will examine these events through the lens of political science and history and will try to answer the following questions: What socio-political conditions led to a revolutionary situation? What were the differing responses to those conditions? What did these revolutions seek to accomplish? What were the outcomes of these revolutionary changes? In addressing these issues, we will emphasize the themes of nationalism, state formation, imperialism, agrarian reform, leadership strategies, and citizenship.

Prof. Juan Negri

Literature and the City

Since its foundation, Buenos Aires has been subject of several literary pieces. Local and foreign authors have written poems, short tales and novels about the city and, as a famous tango lyric says, its hundred neighborhoods. During the course, the students will:

  • get in touch with some of the most important Argentinian writers and the specific area of their production which focuses on Buenos Aires,
  • get to know the most popular areas of the city and some places that are hardly included on a tourist agenda, and
  • learn about the history of the city and the country.


The course will include both lectures and field trips.

Prof. Delfina Moroni

Spanish I

It is a basic language class designed for students who enter with some or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Emphasis on basic grammar structures (present, progressive present and past tenses, verbs ser, estar, tener, haber, gustar, commands, nominal agreement, direct and indirect pronouns, comparatives, por-para and introduction to subjunctive) and core vocabulary.

Prof. Paola Yaconis (coordinator)

Spanish II

It is an intensive language class designed for students with good basic knowledge of Spanish. This is a fast paced course. Emphasis on basic-to-intermediate grammar structures (uses of simple and progressive present and past tenses, verbs ser, estar, tener, haber, gustar, adjectives and nouns agreement, commands, direct and indirect pronouns usage, comparatives, por-para, future tense, present subjunctive) and core vocabulary.

Prof. Paola Yaconis (coordinator)

Spanish III

It is designed for students who enter with good intermediate knowledge of Spanish. Emphasis on intermediate grammar structures (future and conditional tenses, present and past subjunctive, relative and other pronouns, impersonal se). Expansion of core vocabulary.

Prof. Paola Yaconis (coordinator)

Tango and Argentine Culture

The purpose of this course is to explore “Tango” as an essential component of the Argentine culture, especially of Buenos Aires city. Classes are divided in two modules: tango dancing lessons and Argentinian Culture.

Prof. Cristian Castaño

Other courses available in our Academic Program. For more information please contact us at studyabroad.unsam@gmail.com