Courses

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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.

Website: www.uchile.cl/english

Course offerings for commencement in August/September 2020
Application deadlines:
Faculty of Economics and Business courses: Closed
Other courses: Closed


Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Course TeacherFrancisco Förster, Valentino González
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassAug 31, 2020
Last Day of ClassDec 21, 2020
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1615-1745, Fri 1015-1145
Time ZoneSantiago Time (UTC-4)
RestrictionsStatistics & basic Python programming, Astronomy/physics/engineering, 3rd year
Course Description The main objective of this course is for students to learn to analyze astronomical data. For this, they will use parametric and non parametric statistical methods, as well as machine learning methods to process and interpret experimental or observed data. The student will solve data analysis problem individually and in groups. Classes will consist of lectures and tutorial using Jupiter notebooks which are shared for the students to reproduce.
Course OutlineEnglish

Number of Credits4
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Law
Course TeacherAna María Moure Pino
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 24, 2020 (late commencement possible for VSE students)
Last Day of ClassNov 20, 2020
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu
1110-1220
Time ZoneSantiago Time (UTC-4)
Restrictions-
Course Description This course adopts a multidisciplinary approach to study European and Latin-American regional integration from the beginnings, to the current situation and future challenges. This with a predominantly legal and institutional emphasis but including also political, historical and economical perspectives as to comprehensibly understand this matter. In the other hand, this course proposes to study these processes of regional integration through a comparative approach, with regards to the objectives of its creation, institutions and common policies.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of CreditsTo be Confirmed
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Sciences
Course TeacherJuan Carlos Letelier
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 14, 2020
Last Day of ClassDec 14, 2020
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon & Thu 1800-2000
Time ZoneSantiago Time (UTC-4)
RestrictionsGraduate course (open to undergraduate students)
Course Description The nature of biological organization has been a recurrent problem in biology (and philosophy). Which is the internal mechanism that sustains self-fabricating networks? During the XX century many solutions were advanced, from the feed-back loop of Cybernetics to the idea that DNA/RNA was the secret of life. One important school of thought maintains that the real secret of living systems is their metabolic closure: the ability to fabricate (almost) all of their internal components. The two main theories exploring this viewpoint are (M,R) Systems by Robert Rosen and the Theory of Autopoietic Systems by Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela. In this course we will survey the main theories about biological organization and analyze their application to understand complex networks. Also we will study the relationship between living systems and cognition. Perhaps the secret is to realize that every living system (even bacteria) is a cognitive system. Thus living systems might not be merely metabolic networks but networks that create meaning. This course is for anyone interested in the interface of Biology, Philosophy and Mathematics.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Arts
Course TeacherJohanna Theile
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 2, 2020
Last Day of ClassDec 9, 2020
Meeting TimeTue & Thu 0900-1015
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeWed
1530-1800
Time ZoneSantiago Time (UTC-4)
Restrictions-
Course Description The course will give information about Chilean Heritage starting with the wonderful world of Pre-Columbian art in South America and our colonial time. We will see the most important interpretation in art, literature, music, cinema, and theater in Chile and us well the problems of heritage today.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Economics and Business
Course TeacherVeronica Uribe
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 17, 2020 (late commencement possible for VSE students)
Last Day of ClassDec 19, 2020
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu
0930-1050
Time ZoneSantiago Time (UTC-4)
Restrictions-
Course Description The fundamental goal of this course is to provide an intellectual and experiential forum to examine cultural and intercultural aspects of the Chilean and Latin American business sector and marketplace.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Economics and Business
Course TeacherErich Spencer
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 17, 2020 (late commencement possible for VSE students)
Last Day of ClassDec 19, 2020
Course ComponentLectureLab
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon & Wed
0930-1050
Fri
1100-1220
Time ZoneSantiago Time (UTC-4)
Restrictions-
Course Description The main purpose of this course is to provide a general analytical framework to be applied on across-country basis for doing business globally. This means that essential concepts and tools for the analysis of cultural, competitive, economic, social, and political environments, and the creation and management of international business strategies, based on the objectives, opportunities and restrictions of the firm will be discussed.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Philosophy and Humanities and Institute of International Studies
Course TeacherMiguel Ángel López, Andrés Dockendorf
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 8, 2020
Last Day of ClassDec 15, 2020
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeWed 1800-1915
Time ZoneSantiago Time (UTC-4)
Restrictions-
Course Description This elective course presents a general overview of the main issues on Latin American political development and its current global engagement. The main question we hope to answer is: why have democracy and economic development been so difficult to accomplish in the region? We will focus mainly on Chile, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Economics and Business
Course TeacherDaniel Aguirre
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 17, 2020 (late commencement possible for VSE students)
Last Day of ClassDec 19, 2020
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon & Wed
1830-1950
Time ZoneSantiago Time (UTC-4)
Restrictions-
Course Description The course provides an overview of some of the most salient and recent political, economic and social milestones in respect to Latin America and its role within the international system. Additionally, it offers from an interdisciplinary perspective an opportunity for students to actively learn about Latin America ‘on the ground’ by means of pertinent readings and other materials that aim to guide and enhance a study abroad experience in the region. After completing this course, students should possess a broadened perspective and approach toward understanding the region and navigating the specificity and nuances when engaging in international business with Latin American businesses and professionals. Moreover, students will be able to eventually ponder and act evaluating political and macro strategic environments as future globalized professionals. Consequently, each pupil will improve their own career prospects by becoming managers working in contexts where an understanding of foreign countries, ‘global mega trends’, cross-political and cultural issues are an important factor for success in an interdependent world. Against this background, this course represents an opportunity to enter into, contribute to, and learn about a new region and its cultures. In other words, it is an opportunity to learn new ways of thinking about politics and world affairs, and management of people and processes in organizations. In addition, most notably students will become cognizant of the differences and similarities present when working with people and cultures across a range of national and international business and management contexts.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Economics and Business
Course TeacherEduardo Wexman
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 17, 2020 (late commencement possible for VSE students)
Last Day of ClassDec 19, 2020
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon & Wed
0800-0920
Time ZoneSantiago Time (UTC-4)
Restrictions-
Course Description Introduce students to multinational environments and give them tools to face and manage themselves in companies with global operations and presence in Latam markets. Lecturers who are working or have worked as CEO for multinationals in Chile or other Latam countries, will help us illustrate the students with some Case Studies with examples of best practices used by multinationals.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Economics and Business
Course TeacherRicardo Alvial
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 17, 2020 (late commencement possible for VSE students)
Last Day of ClassDec 19, 2020
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu
1230-1350
Time ZoneSantiago Time (UTC-4)
Restrictions-
Course Description The objective of this course is to provide an understanding about key issues to consider when doing this type of business in Latin America. Next, the purpose of the course is to identify and recognize: (1) different types of M&As, and main features, (2) most common forms of access to these markets, (3) key variables to consider before deciding on a foreign investment, (4) risks related to investments in our countries. The classes privilege active participation, the permanent reading of key news related to our course. Students should have a reasonable understanding of finance, economics, and political science.
Course OutlineEnglish



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