UC Davis Quarter Abroad Argentina


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Info Session: 3/8/18, 12-1pm
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Spanish Language & Culture in Mendoza


Students will take language classes at the Centro de Espanol como Lengua Extranjera (CELE), located at the Facultad de Filosfia y Letras at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo.

The program carries a total of 18-21 quarter units. Students will be enrolled in the courses listed below. Auditing is not an option. Contact your program coordinator to inquire about special course options for graduate students.

Please see the Academics Student Resource page to learn more about applying Quarter Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements.

The program schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.


Spanish (SPA) 3S - Sample Syllabus

Spanish (SPA) 21S - Sample Syllabus

Spanish (SPA) 22S - Sample Syllabus

Spanish (SPA) 23S - Sample Syllabus

Spanish (SPA) 24S - Sample Syllabus

Spanish (SPA) 98 - Sample Syllabus

Spanish (SPA) 116 - Sample Syllabus

Spanish (SPA) 148S - Sample Syllabus

Courses (18-21 units)
Level 1 - Total Units: 21

Review of grammar sequences and practice of language skills through cultural texts. Develop the grammar, vocabulary and composition through exercises and reading of modern texts. Toward the end of the course students will focus on more difficult grammatical concepts and further practice in composition and language skills. 

Spanish (SPA) 3S. Elementary Spanish (5 units)

Spanish (SPA) 21S. Intermediate Spanish (5 units)

Spanish (SPA) 22S. Intermediate Spanish (5 units)

Spanish (SPA) 98. Directed Group Study (2 units)

Spanish (SPA) 148S. Cinema in the Spanish Speaking World in Translation (4 units)*

Level 2 - Total Units: 19

Students will focus on difficult grammar concepts, and continue to develop composition skills. Authentic materials, literary texts and videos will be used to develop writing skills. Toward the end of the course students will work on advanced writing skills, with particular emphasis on how to write argumentative prose, essays and papers. 

Spanish (SPA) 22S. Intermediate Spanish (5 units)

Spanish (SPA) 23S. Spanish Composition I (4 units)

Spanish (SPA) 24S. Spanish Composition II (4 units)

Spanish (SPA) 98. Directed Group Study (2 units)

Spanish (SPA) 148S. Cinema in the Spanish Speaking World in Translation (4 units)*

Level 3 - Total Units: 18

Study of Spanish American literature and culture, along with the major developments in the arts and social institutions of Spanish America. Readings, lectures, and discussions will be in Spanish. 

Spanish (SPA) 116. Applied Spanish Linguistics (4 units)

Spanish (SPA) 148S. Cinema in the Spanish Speaking World in Translation (4 units)*

Spanish (SPA) 159S. Special Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture (4 units)

Spanish (SPA) 170S. Introduction to Latin American Culture (4 units)

Spanish (SPA) 198. Directed Group Study (2 units)

*Students at all levels will take SPA 148S "Cinema in the Spanish-Speaking World" (GE:ArtHum,Div.), which is taught in English, for four (4) units, and SPA 98/198 for two (2) units.
SPA 98/198 Directed Group Study - Taught by Professor Cecilia Colombi (P/NP grading) (2 units)
This course examines the cultural, academic and personal experience of studying in Mendoza, Argentina through narratives and group discussions. Special emphasis will be given to the language development as well as the cross cultural experience of living with a host family.


This program is open to students who meet the eligiblility requirements

Level 1

Completion of SPA 2 or the equivalent.

Level 2 

Completion of SPA 21 or the equivalent.

Level 3

Completion of SPA 24, 33, or the equivalent.

Equivalents may include: AP credits, a placement exam into SPA 3, 22 or 100, or an interview with the Faculty Program Leader if you are a native speaker of Spanish.

Prerequisite Equivalents for Students from Other UC's