Universidad de Chile
Santiago, Chile

Located in the capital Santiago, the 175-year old Universidad de Chile is the country’s oldest and main institution of higher education. In the areas of teaching and research the Universidad de Chile develops about 30% off all scientific and technological research at the national level. It is an autonomous, public and national university.

Since its founding in 1842, the Universidad de Chile’s faculty members and its alumni have been a key element in the development of new laws, new institutions and the frame of Chile’s social, political, economic, artistic and cultural system. The university, during this period, has had a strong influence in Latin American countries by way of training their human resources.

Among its first Presidents, was the Venezuelan humanist and jurist Professor Andrés Bello (1843-1865), and the Polish scientist & mineralogist Professor Ignacio Domeyko (1867-1883). Located in Santiago, with 19 Chilean Presidents being distinguished alumni. Two Chilean alumni were Nobel Prize winners in Literature – Gabriela Mistral (1945) and Pablo Neruda (1971). The University of Chile has an annual budget of approximately US$ 1.2 billion.


VSE Season 2, 2023-24: Courses offered by Universidad de Chile

Application Deadline

Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
Mar 1, 2024 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's English language proficiency requirements listed below:

English B1

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at Universidad de Chile.

Course Information

Course information posted on this page are provided by the course offering university and may be changed or updated anytime without prior notice.

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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Arts
Course TeacherProf. Johanna Theile
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassMar 20, 2024
Last Day of ClassJul 20, 2024
Course ComponentLecture / Self-paced work
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeWed 0830-1130 (Every first Wednesday of the month)
Time ZoneUTC−03
Course Description

This course is for students who like to study for a semester at the Universidad de Chile. They will learn about Chilean culture and our heritage. Starting with the pre-Columbian time and the Colonial time in South America. Students will learn about Chilean heritage: art, literature, and music from yesterday to today.

The most important objective is to give the student information about Chilean Heritage starting with the wonderful world of Pre-Columbian art, Incas, and the arrival of the Spanish people during colonial times to Chile. The lights of art during different parts of Chilean history, the biggest interpretation we had in art, literature, music, cinema, and theater.

We will see the problems of heritage today in Chile that are similar to other parts of the world. The world is changing concepts are getting different and we see where is Chile in this new system of clime change, traffic of art, fake art, and so on.

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Number of Credits4
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Law
Course TeacherAna María Moure
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassMar 11, 2024
Last Day of ClassJun 13, 2024
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC−03
Course Description

The course aims at providing the students with a basic understanding of the essential institutional and substantive legal aspects of European and Latin American integration, cooperation and governance. Through a multidisciplinary and comparative study, the course addresses the historical-legal background of the creation of the European Union (EU) and Latin American integration and cooperation organisations (especially Mercosur, Pacific Alliance, Andean Community, etc.), their normative-institutional framework, legal sources and accession and exit processes, and fundamental principles governing relations. between national and supra-state legal systems. In the case of the European Union, some aspects of its substantive law are also analysed, such as the internal market, fundamental rights and the rule of law, European citizenship, foreign policy, among others.

Methodologically, the course proposes a multidisciplinary approach and a comparative perspective.Thus, with the aim of comprehensively understanding European and Latin American regional integration as a political-legal phenomenon, a predominantly legal-institutional emphasis is adopted, incorporating political, historical, economic and cultural perspectives.

On the other hand, the course proposes to study the existing regional integration processes in both regions (Europe and Latin America) from a comparative perspective, whether in terms of the analysis of the objectives of their creation, institutions, principles and common policies. In this sense, special importance will also be given to the EU-LAC bi-regional dialogue.

In order to implement this methodology, lectures will be accompanied by active learning methodologies, such as flipped classrooms, case or press analysis, discussion forums, visits to international organisations, public bodies, NGOs, etc.

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Points to Note for Students

In accordance with the regulatory requirements, the course will have a compulsory evaluation and an examination. Both evaluations will have, respectively, the following weighting:

Partial control: 50%
Examination: 50%

The assessment instruments will take into consideration the formative purpose of the course, the competences committed and the learning outcomes outlined in this syllabus.

Consequently, the first assessment will consist of a written essay and the exam will consist of an individual written test.

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