Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
CIEE Study Center Syllabi
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CIEE Core Courses
Students may take a maximum of one of the following courses.
LAST 3008 CSLC
Human Rights in Chile
This course addresses the recent history, current perspectives, and future challenges of human rights issues in Chile. Students approach and examine different perspectives of human rights interpretations, and the role of the Chilean state and judiciary in dealing with human rights violations that happened during the dictatorship period between 1973 and 1989. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester /6 quarter hours. Instructors: Juan Guzman Tapia and Patricia Albornoz
CIEE Language Course
SPAN 4001 CSLC
This course is taught exclusively for CIEE students by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. The course strives to achieve three main objectives: 1) spoken and written communicative practice and performance in Spanish; 2) advanced grammar and lexical Spanish patterns; and 3) intermediate academic written discourse production. Contact hours: 45 in class and 15 tutoring. Total: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester/6 quarter hours. Instructor: Mara Rementería, M.A.
CIEE Elective Course
CLST 3001 CSLC
Seminar on Living and Learning in Santiago
The CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning in Santiago is designed to improve students’ intercultural communication and competence while studying abroad by considering how Chileans are different from, and similar to, themselves and others. The course offers opportunities, both in and outside the classroom, to develop insights and the skills necessary to interact effectively and appropriately, and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the cultural richness of Chile. Contact hours: 25. Recommended credit: 2 semester/3 quarter hours.
All course selections are made in consultation with the CIEE resident director and a designated staff person from each Chilean university. Not all courses are available every semester. The reality of the academic system in Chile is such that course listings and availability are not determined until immediately prior to the start of university classes in a given semester. The final list of courses is available during the first two weeks of the program in Santiago. Although a limited offering of English-taught courses is offered, CIEE participants must not enroll in these courses due to our goal of complete language immersion. The following list is a representative sampling of courses available at the sponsoring universities. Students may enroll in any course for which they meet the prerequisites. In addition to the courses listed below, the host institutions offer a wide range of courses in many disciplines, including agronomy, architecture, biology, business administration, chemistry, cinema, dance, economics, engineering, environmental studies, fine arts, foreign languages, geography, international relations, law, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, public health, public policy, sociology, theater, and zoology.
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Courses
Advanced Engraving, Art in Chile, Basic Drawing, Latin American Painting, Metal Engraving
Cartography, Chilean Geography I and II, Cultural Geography, Environmental Geography, Introduction to Geography, Political Geography, Rural Development, Urban Planning
American National I and II, Ancient History, Chile 1964–2000, Contemporary History, Discovery and Conquest, Economic History, Europe in the 19th Century, Hispanic Chile, National Chile I and II, Pre-Columbian Cultures
International Relations and Political Science
Chilean Foreign Policy, Chilean Political Parties, Contemporary International Politics, Elements of Political Science, Fundamentals of Political Theory, Re-Democratization Processes in Latin America, Representation and Electoral Systems
Journalism and Communications
Contemporary History, Economic Journalism, Investigations, Journalistic Photography, Television Journalism, Visual Communication
Linguistics and Literature
Aesthetics of Neruda’s Poetry, Ancient Literature, Chilean and Hispano-American Narratives, Chilean and Hispano-American Poetry, Chilean and Hispano-American Theater, Contemporary Chilean Theater, General Medieval and Classical Literature, Hispano-American Literary Texts, Introduction to Linguistics of Text, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Nobel Prizes of Latin American Literature, Representation of Women in the Works of Maria Luisa Bombal, Marcela Serrano, and Manuel Puig, Spanish Classical Literature, Spanish Writing Workshop
Kant, Logic, Ethics, and Contemporary Philosophical Texts, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, San Agustin’s Selected Writings
Community Psychology, Culture and Society in Latin America, Human Relations, Introduction to the Psychology of Jung, Principles of Learning in Adults, Psychology of the Chilean Adolescent
Art and Religion, Biblical Initiation, Fundamental Principles of Christian Morality, History of the Ancient Church, History of the Church in Chile, Religious Psychology, Religious Sociology, Religious Studies, Synoptic Gospels and Apostolic Missions, The Person of Christ
Universidad de Chile Courses
Anthropology and Archaeology
Andean Culture, Anthropology of Development, Anthropology of Gender, Anthropology of Poverty, The Cultural Formation of Latin America, Folklore as Culture, Gender and Society, Judaism: Religion and Culture, Latin American Thought, Mapuche Culture, Rapa Nui Culture, Rural Anthropology, Sociological Theory and Structure in Chile, Urban Anthropology, Women in Latin American Society
Art History, Drawing, History and Analysis of Music of the 20th Century, Introduction to Art, Photography, Pottery
Geography of Chile-16th to 19th Centuries, Physical Geography-Climatology and Meteorology, Political Geography, Regional Geography of America, Social and Administrative Geography
Ancient History: Roman Empire, Chilean Political Parties, Chilean-Peruvian Relations, History of America: 17th Century, History of America: USA 1860–1920, History of Chile: 18th and 19th Centuries, Indigenous America, Introduction to History, Modern History: 17th and 18th Centuries, Pre-Hispanic History of America and of Chile, Revolutions and Social Movements in the 20th Century
International Relations and Political Science
Chilean Public Administration, Contemporary International Conflicts, Government and Public Administration, Latin American Politics, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Political Ethics, Political Parties: Theory and Practice, U.S.-Latin American Relations
Comparative National and International Press, Contemporary History and Geography, Contemporary Latin American Art and Literature, Film: Cinematographic Analysis, International Relations, Latin American Communication and Thought
Chilean Institutional History: 16th-18th Century, Indigenous Legislation In Chile, International Public Law
Linguistics and Literature
Contemporary Chilean Literature, Contemporary European Literature, Contemporary Hispanic American Literature, Contemporary Hispanic American Novel, Contemporary Spanish Literature, Don Quixote, Ethnic and Psycholinguistics, Hispanic American Narrative of the 1980s, History of the Spanish Language, Literary Theory, Medieval Literature, Medieval Women Writers, Modern Hispanic American Literature, Modern Spanish Literature
Contemporary Philosophy, Esthetics, Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge
History of Social Thought, Human Rights, Introduction to Marxist Thought, Organizational Sociology, Political Sociology, Social History of Chile, Social History of Latin America, Social Theory in Latin America, Sociology
Universidad Diego Portales
American History I, American History II, American History III, Historical Writing, History of Chile I, History of Chile II, History of Chile III, Pre-Columbian Cultures, Research Seminar: America I, Research Seminar: America II, Research Seminar: Chile I, Research Seminar: Chile II, Sociocultural Anthropology
Chile and the International System, Contemporary Political Theory, International Relations in Latin America, International System and Institutions, Modern Political Theory, Political and Economic Development of Chile, Political and Economic Development in Latin America
Family, Gender, and Society, Political Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Processes I: Americas, Social Processes II: Chile, Social Psychology, Sociology of Consumption, Sociology of the Media, Urban Sociology