Study Abroad at Fundepos University

Program for Learning of the Spanish
Language (SPL).

  • 1. SPL 105: Intensive Spanish for beginners (80 contact hours, 5 credits.)

  • 2. SPL 150: Intensive Intermediate Spanish (80 contact hours, 5 credits.)

  • 3. SPL 180 Intensive Advanced Spanish (80 contact hours, 5 credits.)

  • 4. SPL 200. Conversational Spanish (80 contact hours, 5 credits.)

Literature Program
(LP).

1. LP 305: Contemporary Costa Rican Literature
40 contact hours, 3 credits.

With 100 year of existence, the Costa Rican literature has achieved critical and narrative maturity. Towards the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21th century, Costa Rica has generated relevant literary products about the national identity and globalization. Environmental conservation, politics, pollution, sexual diversity, ethics, and youth culture, are among the literary topics that help comprehend the transformation that took place during the last years in this Central American country.

Feminism has impacted the cultural and literary critics, specially due to the reflection about the patriarchal society and the evidence of the gender roles, but also due to the demands for change. From the literature written by women up to the demands of the sexual minorities, we find a broad field for discussion and analysis of gender and the change that progressively has taken place in Latin America.

2. LP 325. Gender and Narrative in Latin America
40 contact hours, 3 credits.

3. LP 350 Beyond the Magic Realism, contemporary narrative in Latin America
40 contact hours, 3 credits.

Feminism has impacted the cultural and literary critics, specially due to the reflection about the patriarchal society and the evidence of the gender roles, but also due to the demands for change. From the literature written by women up to the demands of the sexual minorities, we find a broad field for discussion and analysis of gender and the change that progressively has taken place in Latin America.

Enviromental Awareness.
(EA)

Ecology Program (EP)
Sustainability Program (SP)

1. EP 305: Terrestrial Wildlife of Costa Rica

(60 contact hours, 4 credits.)
Lab (field work at two different locations - Friday to Sunday).

English taught course. The large biodiversity of tropical ecosystems is well known and Costa Rica is a good example. With a good representation of tropical rainforest (Corcovado National Park), tropical dry forest (Santa Rosa National Park) and cloud forest (Monteverde Reserve), Costa Rica stands as a natural laboratory to study and comprehend the diversity of land fauna.

2. EP 310: Tropical Ecology

60 contact hours, 4 credits.
Lab (field work at two different locations - Friday to Sunday).

This coursed present the students with the attributes and complexities of the diverse tropical ecosystems such as tropical rainforest, coral reefs, wetlands, mangroves, tropical dry forest. Emphasis is placed on processes and on the local and large-scale connectivity of natural ecosystems, as well as the importance of these natural systems in the context of global warming.

3. EP 315: Marine Biology

60 contact hours, 4 credits.
Lab (field work at two different locations - Friday to Sunday).

From bacteria and invertebrates to large marine mammals, this course centers on the immense biodiversity of tropical oceanic and coastal ecosystems. Beyond biodiversity, the course also focuses on the crucial role of the salt water masses for the stability of earth and the recent trends on sea level rise and associated impacts.

3. EP 315: Marine Biology

60 contact hours, 4 credits.
Lab (field work at two different locations - Friday to Sunday).

From bacteria and invertebrates to large marine mammals, this course centers on the immense biodiversity of tropical oceanic and coastal ecosystems. Beyond biodiversity, the course also focuses on the crucial role of the salt water masses for the stability of earth and the recent trends on sea level rise and associated impacts.

3. EP 315: Marine Biology

60 contact hours, 4 credits.
Lab (field work at two different locations - Friday to Sunday).

From bacteria and invertebrates to large marine mammals, this course centers on the immense biodiversity of tropical oceanic and coastal ecosystems. Beyond biodiversity, the course also focuses on the crucial role of the salt water masses for the stability of earth and the recent trends on sea level rise and associated impacts.

1. EP 305: Terrestrial Wildlife of Costa Rica

(60 contact hours, 4 credits.)
Lab (field work at two different locations - Friday to Sunday).

English taught course. The large biodiversity of tropical ecosystems is well known and Costa Rica is a good example. With a good representation of tropical rainforest (Corcovado National Park), tropical dry forest (Santa Rosa National Park) and cloud forest (Monteverde Reserve), Costa Rica stands as a natural laboratory to study and comprehend the diversity of land fauna.

1. EP 305: Terrestrial Wildlife of Costa Rica

(60 contact hours, 4 credits.)
Lab (field work at two different locations - Friday to Sunday).

English taught course. The large biodiversity of tropical ecosystems is well known and Costa Rica is a good example. With a good representation of tropical rainforest (Corcovado National Park), tropical dry forest (Santa Rosa National Park) and cloud forest (Monteverde Reserve), Costa Rica stands as a natural laboratory to study and comprehend the diversity of land fauna.

1. EP 305: Terrestrial Wildlife of Costa Rica

(60 contact hours, 4 credits.)
Lab (field work at two different locations - Friday to Sunday).

English taught course. The large biodiversity of tropical ecosystems is well known and Costa Rica is a good example. With a good representation of tropical rainforest (Corcovado National Park), tropical dry forest (Santa Rosa National Park) and cloud forest (Monteverde Reserve), Costa Rica stands as a natural laboratory to study and comprehend the diversity of land fauna.

1. EP 305: Terrestrial Wildlife of Costa Rica

(60 contact hours, 4 credits.)
Lab (field work at two different locations - Friday to Sunday).

English taught course. The large biodiversity of tropical ecosystems is well known and Costa Rica is a good example. With a good representation of tropical rainforest (Corcovado National Park), tropical dry forest (Santa Rosa National Park) and cloud forest (Monteverde Reserve), Costa Rica stands as a natural laboratory to study and comprehend the diversity of land fauna.