Professor Maria Cruz-Saco will be the faculty director of the Fall 2019 SATA Peru program. She will teach Eco 237 “Economic Growth and Development in Latin America” and Eco 440 “Globalization, Globophobia and Paradoxes.” Students from all majors can take both courses because there is no economic course requirement and the programs are designed for students with an interdisciplinary perspective.
Eco 237 is a narrative of the political and socio-economic history of selected Latin American countries. Eco 440 engages students in the discussion of relevant globalization issues such as the emergence of anti-globalization & populist proposals, inequality amidst economic growth, financial crises, China´s consolidation as the top economy, migration & remittances, and the environmental impact of globalization. Some majors or programs accept one or both of these courses.
For example, International Relations, Hispanic/Latin American Studies, History, the Certificate programs of the college Centers (Holleran, CISLA, and the Goodwin-Niering). In addition, these courses are or can be part of at least two pathways, Social Justice & Sustainability and Global Capitalism.
Students are required to take at least one course with Professor Cruz-Saco, but are certainly welcome to take both. Students are also required to take a Spanish language course according to their level of competency.
Universidad del Pacífico (UP), the SATA host institution, offers some courses in English for international students which SATA students may also take. In addition, Connecticut College students can enroll in any classes in Spanish that they would like to enroll subject to space and pre-requisites.