Academics

The Casa de la Mateada program, in collaboration with the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, builds upon Loyola Marymount University’s commitment to a “well-educated solidarity” in forming “men and women for and with others” as part of its educational mission and identity.

Coursework offered through the program is completed through Loyola Marymount University (12-16 units) and through the Universidad Católica de Córdoba (4-5 units), depending on the electives selected.

Academic Advising

For academic advising related to the Casa de la Mateada program, please contact Dr. Jennifer Abe at jennifer.abe@lmu.edu.  

The courses listed below form the curriculum of the Casa de la Mateada program.

Casa de la Mateada courses

Contemplatives in Action:  Spirituality, Psychology, and Liberation (THST 3998/PSYC 3998/CATH 3998): This course is required of all Fall semester Casa students.  Meets upper division LMU core requirement in Interdisciplinary Connections (Integrations core) and carries an Engaged Learning flag (4 units).  Language of instruction: English.  Academic credit offered through LMU.   (OFFERED FALL SEMESTER ONLY)

Philosophy from the Periphery (PHIL 3998): Meets upper division LMU core requirement in Ethics and Justice (Integrations core) and carries an Engaged Learning flag (4 units).  Language of instruction: English.  Academic credit offered through LMU for Casa students and through UCC for UCC students. (OFFERED FALL SEMESTER ONLY)

The Practice of Everyday Life (THST 3998/PHIL 3998): This course is required of all Spring semester Casa students and meets upper division LMU Core requirements in Faith and Reason (Integrations core) and carries an Engaged Learning Flag. (4 units).  Language of instruction: English.  Academic credit offered through LMU for Casa students and through UCC for UCC students. (OFFERED  SPRING SEMESTER ONLY)

Sacred Place (THST 3998): Meets upper division LMU core requirement in Interdisciplinary Connnections (Integrations core) and carries an Engaged Learning flag (4 units).  Language of instruction: English.  Academic credit offered through LMU for Casa students and through UCC for UCC students. (OFFERED SPRING SEMESTER ONLY)

Poverty: A Global Comparative Perspective (POLS 3998/ECON 3998): This course meets the LMU Core requirement for Exploring Human Behavior and carries an Engaged Learning flag (4 units).  Language of instruction: English.  Academic credit offered through LMU for Casa students and through UCC for UCC students. (OFFERED EVERY FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER)

Argentina: Language, Literature, and Culture (SPAN 3998/FLNT 3998):  This course represents an upper division elective in Spanish or Foreign Literature in Translation (for English majors).  To count towards fulfilling Spanish major/minor requirements, all prerequisite courses must first be completed (through SPAN 3510) (4 units).  Language of instruction: Spanish.  Academic credit offered through LMU only. (OFFERED EVERY FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER)

Spanish for Study Abroad (SPAN 1998): This UCC-taught course is tailored to the needs of Casa students with advanced beginner/low intermediate levels of Spanish.  It is a lower division elective in Spanish that does not count towards major/minor requirements. (4 units).  Language of instruction: Spanish.  Academic credit offered through LMU.  (OFFERED EVERY FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER)

Praxis Seminar (LIBA 3998): is a required weekly seminar providing a space for student reflection, problem-solving, logistical coordination, and integration of praxis site experiences with their life experience. (u unit, graded Credit/No Credit only).  Language of instruction: English.  Academic credit offered through LMU.   (OFFERED EVERY FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER)

Leadership Course (Ignatian Leadership Institute) (EDLA 389, 490 or 491)A one-unit seminar based on the social change model of leadership to fulfill requirements for the Ignatian Leadership Institute (for ILI students only).  Language of instruction: English.  Academic credit offered through LMU.   (OFFERED EVERY FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER)

UCC Courses (advanced Spanish speakers only)

Políticas Internacionales.  Meets 3x/week and provides 6 units of upper division elective credit (60 contact hours).  Language of instruction: Spanish.  Academic credit offered through UCC. (OFFERED EVERY FALL SEMESTER).

Teorías de Relaciones Internacionales.  Meets 1x/week and provides 3 units of upper division elective credit (45 contact hours).  Language of instruction: Spanish.  Academic credit offered through UCC. (OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER).

Seguridad Internacional.  Meets 1x/week and provides 3 units of upper division elective credit (45 contact hours).  Language of instruction: Spanish.  Academic credit offered through UCC. (OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER).

Neuropsicologia. Meets 1x/week and provides 3 units of upper division elective credit (45 contact hours).  Language of instruction: Spanish.  Academic credit offered through UCC. (OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER).

Psicometría (Spring). Meets 1x/week and provides 3 units of upper division elective credit (45 contact hours).  Language of instruction: Spanish.  Academic credit offered through UCC. (OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER).