Preliminary Course Proposals
Geologic Evolution of the Southern Andes
J. Brian Mahoney
Department of Geology
TIES Argentina Blog
History and Culture III - Present and Future Argentina
Posted on May 13, 2011
Economics of Mendoza
Posted on May 06, 2011
Buenos Aires Economics Trip
Posted on April 22, 2011
Lavalle Desert Biology
Posted on April 14, 2011
Field Ecology and Conservation
This field course will educate students in the theory, principle and application of conservation and ecology within the context of conserving Argentinian species and ecosystems. The study of regional natural history, evaluation of threats to conservation and methods of ecosystem protection will also be explored. Learning will be accomplished through field study and research, lectures and discussion of primary literature, and group projects and presentations.
The Economic Development of Argentina and Latin America.
This course studies the economic development of countries in Latin America. More specifically, this course provides a historical, institutional, and international framework for understanding the social and economic realities of Latin American countries, especially of Argentina. We will discuss the nature of economics and economic development, study how colonialism shaped the socioeconomic features of Latin America, discuss the role of international institutions, analyze economic strategies and their impact on economic development, and discuss issues/problems of development in the context of Argentina.
History and Culture of Western Argentina
Instructor TBA; native Argentinian instructor
Latin American Studies
This interdisciplinary course will examine the connections between history and culture and the courses student will have taken in biology, geology, and economics. Through the study of history and culture students will reflect on the topography, environment and economics of Argentina. Learning will be accomplished through lectures, discussion, and group presentations on/of political and historical essays, literature, and the visual arts.
NOTE: Course may be interwoven within the four primary blocks to provide linkages