To be a registered student of any Master programme at Leiden University or other Dutch University, and to have a good command of the Spanish language. Also open for some senior bachelor students who want to specialize on Chile.
Each year an eminent Chilean scholar is invited to occupy this Visiting Professorial Chair at the Department of Latin American Studies (LAS). The Chile Chair focuses on the social, cultural, political and economic evolution of Chile, with special emphasis on the national reality from the 1980s onwards. This course examines the public policies on education implemented in Chile since the 1990s and their social and political impact among the population (including the students protest of recent years).
To be able to assimilate in a relatively short period of time a specialized account about a specific socio-economic, political and cultural subject that is currently taking place in Chile. To write a paper based partly in Chilean local sources about one of the topics which have been studied during the course. To make a structured oral presentation in public in which an in-depth analysis is made about a particular article.
Mode of instruction
Lectures and working group activities.
10 EC: 280 hours in total
24 hours for class attendance.
76 hours for reading assignments and preparing an oral presentation
180 hours for writing a paper.
Participation in class (20%)
Paper (6000 words) (80%)
The papers for the research master should pay more attention to the theoretical framework of their paper and relate the case study to a key debate on Latin American Modernities (discussed in the core courses). To this end, these students will get at least one extra individual meeting focused on theory and a more complex research question.
The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
In case of an unsatisfactory grade, the paper needs to be reworked.
Blackboard will be used for:
- providing study materials
List of publications will be posted in due course at Blackboard.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
Prof.dr. P. Silva
Coordinator of Studies: M.A.G. van Leeuwen MA
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats
Compulsatory presence (at least 9 of the 12 lectures).