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 the option of 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 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.
For your convenience, some of the more popular subjects are linked below. While these are sample academic plans, the offerings should not change much in future years.
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, navigate to the university's homepage via the link above and click on the notebook icon in the upper right-hand corner for a drop-down menu of departments. Once you select a department, look for a list of Licenciaturas (Lic.), or Bachelor's degree programs, under Carreras de Grado. Click on the title of the Licenciatura you are interested in exploring and then click on Plan de Estudios for an academic plan. For your convenience, some of the more popular subjects are linked below:
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 click here for a PDF list of all departments. Click a department link and scroll down to find a sample list of available courses.