Courses of Study
A student's course of study is determined according to current program offerings and the student's individual needs. All courses are taught in Spanish by University of Palermo professors, and all assignments and examinations are prepared and corrected by them. Students pursue a combination of courses, the majority chosen from those offered by the program. Additional courses can be selected from the regular university courses. Tutoring in Spanish is available to all participants.
Program courses include:
Advanced Spanish Composition/Conversation
Latin American Art
Popular Culture of Argentina
Contemporary Latin American Literature
History of 20th century Latin America
Politics and Society in Argentina
Journalism, topic varies
Possible internships arranged by the Universidad de Palmero and the Director
In addition to the courses, a series of talks are given specifically for the Knox Program by prominent figures on different aspects of Argentine culture.
Students are graded according to the U.S. system, and letter grades are given for all courses taken. Grade criteria include oral and written work, exams, class participation and attendance.
Transcripts will be sent out by the Knox College Registrar upon written request of the student (forms available from the Director). One transcript is included in the program fee.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $3,000 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.