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Chile Visiting Chair 2022


Admission requirements

To be in possession of a bachelor degree or equivalent.


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. The name of the visiting professor and the main subject of the course will be announced before September 2021.

Course objectives

This course aims to provide an in-depth knowledge of the nature of present day socio-political reality of Chile. By this, students will obtain extra insights and skills in identifying the relationship between social and economic factors and its political and cultural expressions. To make use of combined academic and journalistic sources to produce a paper about a very recent event.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

A series of lectures.

Assessment method


This course is assessed with a final paper (representing 100% of the grade). Deadline: 31 May 2021.


The final mark for the course is established by the grade receiver for the paper.


The resit is only possible for those students who have delivered their papers before the deadline (31 May 2022) and who have been asked by the course coordinator to carry out some improvements in the paper (to be done within a limited period of time).

Reading list

During the first lecture a list with readings will be distributed.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on this website

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.


Prof.dr. P. Silva

Education Administration Office: Reuvensplaats

Coordinator of Studies: Tim Sanders


The attendance in this course is mandatory. The students may not be absent in more than three (3) sessions. In cases where more lectures are missed, the course coordinator (Prof.dr. P. Silva) may decide to impose additional assignments, or ultimately exclude the student from further instruction.

If you are not able to attend a seminar, please inform before hand the course coordinator of the course.