Discover Chile and ArgentinaFrom the bustling metropolises of Buenos Aires and Santiago to the pristine beaches of Uruguay and the glacial expanses of Patagonia, South America's Southern Cone is a captivating region. The WFU Southern Cone (SoCo) Program is a unique two-site program offering students the opportunity to study the region's historical, political, economic, and cultural diversity. Each spring semester, the program begins with a three week pre-trip and cultural orientation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From there, the program moves to Santiago -- the cultural and economic heart of Chile. Known for its thriving business sector and vast array of museums, galleries, and festivals, Santiago serves as a major Latin American travel hub, thus making it easy for students to visit other sties in the Southern Cone and Latin America.
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The program starts with a three week pre-trip and cultural orientation in Buenos Aires. Students will spend three weeks in February participating in home stays and undertaking an intensive Latin American culture course. This will be an excellent introduction to Latin American and the program. While in Argentina, the students travel to Colonia, Uruguay to experience another side of the Southern Cone. Students will then travel to Santiago, Chile.
It is the student’s responsibility to speak to their major and minor advisor(s) regarding their abroad coursework and how (or if) it will count towards their degree plan.
NOTE to Political Science Majors and Minors:
A maximum of 9 hours from this program may count toward the major or a maximum of 3 hours from this program may count toward the minor. If 9 hours (or 3 hours for the minor) are counted, no additional domestic transfer credits, AP credits, or courses taken abroad may be used towards the major.
HMN 183 Contemporary Argentine Experience (1.5h) (p/f)
This course is taught in English
HMN 186 Contemporary Chilean Experience (1.5h) (p/f)
This course is taught in Spanish and English
Spring 2018 Program with Dr. Peter Siavelis, Politics & International Affairs
POL 114 Comparative Government and Politics (3h) (CD, D)
Analysis of political institutions, processes, and policy issues in Latin-America.
Can also count as POL 242A
POL 236 Government and Politics in Latin America (3h) (CD)
Comparative analysis of the institutions and processes of politics in the Latin-American region.
This course fulfills an elective for the Latin-American & Latino Studies minor.
Can also count as POL 242B
Spring 2019 Program with Dr. Robert Browne, Biology
ENV 201 Environmental Issues (3h)
Topics include environmental literature, environmental history, human populations, resource management, pollution, global change, and environmental ethics.
BIO 330 Land and Natural Resource Management (3h) (no prerequisite)
Provides a fundamental understanding of land and resource management. The major focus is on federal oversight and policies but state, local, nonprofit , and international aspects are included.
Independent Study (with Dr. Browne)
Spring 2020 Program with Dr. Christy Buchanan, Psychology
Students can then complete their schedule by taking a 3 credit UDP course taught in Spanish with Chilean students in the area of student interest (required for those students with the prerequisite Spanish language skills). Below are the currently approved course, we expect this list to grow (please note that not every course listed is offered every semester):
Spring 2018: Dr. Peter Siavelis, Politics & International Affairs and Latin-American and Latino Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring 2019: Dr. Robert Browne, Biology, email@example.com
Spring 2020: Dr. Christy Buchanan, Psychology, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Good academic standing
Students are responsible for personal expenses, some meals, visa/entry fees and passport fees and all airfare (the United States to Buenos Aires, from Buenos Aires to Santiago and from Santiago to the United States). Please note that all accepted Wake Forest students will receive a travel scholarship up to $1,500.00.