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.
This course examines the period of the Unidad Popular, led by President Salvador Allende in 1970-1973. During that period the Chilean left attempted to establish socialism in the country through democratic means. The course explores the historical and political background of this political project as well as its mean achievements and shortcomings. Finally, the course will analyze the great influence the experience of the Unidad Popular still exert in the current Chilean political scenario.
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 students taking this course as part of their LAS Research Master are expected to formulate a research question that is strongly theoretically embedded and related in their case study to a key debate on Latin American Modernities (discussed in the ResMA core courses). To this end, ResMA students can request one extra individual meeting focused on helping them develop their theoretical framework accordingly.
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.
The grades of the papers included a general comment by the visiting professor about the paper. Students who have extra queries about the paper, can contact the visiting professor within 15 days after having received the grades and the general comment.
Blackboard will be used for:
- providing study materials
List of publications will be posted in due course at Blackboard.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
Prof.dr. P. Silva
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats
Compulsatory presence (at least 9 of the 12 lectures).