(All Required)

Note: all courses are taught in English, with the exception of the language course; all courses are subject to change,

 

# Title Credit Professor Description Attributes
 

SPANISH

3 Mirna Velazquez with another Nicaraguan instructor Language course at the level appropriate for the student. Classes are typically 2-3 students per instructor, as students are split according to their levels. Professors are local Spanish professors. Counts toward language requirement and Spanish Major/Minor
UNST 300 INTERCULTURAL SOLIDARITY AND SERVICE 3

Anne McSweeney, (CGE)

Explores how cultural viewpoint affects students’ ability to be in solidarity with and service to others; includes six hours of service per week

GDST, DCR, Peace Studies, E/RS

Counts as general elective

or WCB elective (w/correct focus)

THEO 306

LIBERATION ISSUES AND THEOLOGY 3

Mike Gable (Xavier Professor)

Discusses foundational documents for Latin American liberation theology, Biblical foundations for social justice and how perspectives on these have changed and developed in different Central American contexts over the last three decades.

2nd theology (200 or 300 level) or Humanities Elective or general elective

Latin American Studies Minor and Peace Studies Minor
HIST 276 HISTORY OF NICARAGUA 3 Antonio Monte (UCA) Provides an introduction to the history of Nicaragua with focus on the national period.

HIST 1 or HIST 2, or Humanities Elective

or

general elective

ELECTIVES

(Students must choose one-credit dance course, and one of the three-credit offerings)

# Title Credit Professor Description Attributes
PSYC LIBERATION PSYCHOLOGY 3 Abbie Fields (UCA) Analyses the socio psychological theories based on Latin American reality and Paulo Freire´s theories. As third world countries generate different problems from the ones encountered in European countries or the U.S., the treatments to solve the problems are totally different. Liberation Psychology focuses on the urgent need to fix segregation of relationships, experiences, theories and environment generated by oppression, and offers three key elements to build a more balanced society: awareness, empowerment, and active participation. TBD
ECON NICARAGUAN ECONOMIC STRUCTURE 3 (UCA Professor)   TBD
MUSC 107 NICARAGUAN FOLK DANCE AND LATIN RHYTHYMS 1 Managua Instructor Presents Nicaraguan traditional folk dance as well as dances for social occasions.  Students receive instruction in the social customs and dress of different regions and social classes of Nicaragua represented in the traditional folk dances. Students will also receive instruction on popular Latin dance rhythms as danced in Nicaragua such as bachata, merengue and salsa. Students will give a dance recital

Fine Arts (1 of 3 required)

or

general elective

 

 

"[The Solidarity Semester] empowered me to take a less passive role in my own education and to more actively construct my understanding of the world. I have a broader world context through which to view the things about which I learned." Nicaraguan program alum