School in Latin America: Argentina Curriculum
Although students do not register for courses until they arrive in Latin America, there is limited course information available on each university's website. Students should use these listings as guides to the types of courses that will be available to them and as a basis for discussion with their academic advisors. In addition to two to four university courses and an internship, students are required to take the writing course during their first term of study in Latin America.
Click here for a list of available disciplines by university in Argentina.
Universidad Argentina de la Empresa : Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) has a student body of roughly 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UADE's modern campus boasts state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge facilities. The university offers courses in history, political science, sociology, health and psychology, art and design, economics, literature, math, physics, and chemistry. For a list of courses, click here, find the subject you're interested in studying, and click the "Ver plan de estudios" link next to that subject.
Universidad de Buenos Aires: One of the oldest, largest (over 200,000 students), and most prestigious public institutions in Latin America, its history of social activism and political opposition during the era of dictatorship resulted in a decline from which it is now emerging. Students enroll in one of two faculties: humanities (FILO: filosofía y letras) or social sciences (FSOC: ciencias sociales). While UBA is a typical large urban university, coursework is nonetheless widely regarded as among the most demanding available; students are highly motivated and socially involved; and many courses are equivalent to two U.S. college courses. To view available courses click here. Under the Oferta Académica heading in the left-hand column, click the Carreras de grado link. Select either the "Ciencias Sociales" or "Filosofia y Letras" icon, scroll down to a subject you wish to take, and click the plan de estudios link to view a description of the department and its courses.
Universidad Torcuato di Tella: Located in the residential district of Belgrano, UTDT is a small (1,600 student) private, non-profit undergraduate- and graduate-level institution born of a highly respected foundation and research institute a decade ago. It is a demanding, rigorous, and specialized program, and the majority of its teachers are full-time teachers and researchers on the U.S. model, most of whom hold PhDs, often from Europe or the Americas. Operated on the Argentine educational model, it is especially strong in the social sciences, particularly economics, political science, and international relations, as well as a recently added, and very strong history program. To access available courses, first select a departamento, then select a carrera de grado, and finally the plan de estudios within your selection.
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba: Founded in 1613, UNC is the oldest university in Argentina, and one of the oldest in the Americas. Centrally located in the city of Córdoba, the university is made up of 110,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UNC is truly a multidisciplinary university made up of twelve different schools including architecture, natural sciences, economics, humanities, mathematics, languages and psychology. To access available courses, click on Estudios near the top of the page, and then click Grado. From there, you may select a department under any of the facultades and view course listings.
Universidad del Salvador: The oldest and largest private, liberal arts institution in Buenos Aires, located in the heart of the downtown, USAL benefits from its Jesuit heritage and associations, and has a full range of courses in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, including a new program in Environmental Sciences. To access available courses, select a faculty under descripcion de cursos, then click a departmental link if applicable. There are also options to study on the Pilar campus, which is located one hour outside the city, yet has the same range of programs as well as a real campus that includes playing fields, a lake, etc. Information specifically for international students can be found here. This university will not be an option after the spring 2013 semester.
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán:Founded in 1912, the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán is today a modern university offering its 43,000 students twelve Facultades and several Escuelas andInstitutos Universitariosin which to study. It is the intellectual and cultural center of the NOA--Andean Northwestern Region--and neighboring countries, and combines academic excellence, a commitment to regional development, and international visibility. A full range of courses is offered in the humanities and social sciences, with particular strengths in anthropology and archaeology. Areas such as Medicine and Applied Science are at the top of the national ranking. To access available courses, first select a carrera de grado, then a licenciatura within that department. This university will not be an option after the spring 2013 semester.