Explore Chilean politics from independence to the present, and witness firsthand the forces that have shaped Chilean politics and challenge its society today.
On this program, you will examine the politics of development as it has played out in Chile. You will study the political history of this exceptional country, with a focus on the social and economic policies pursued in different periods, and how they have corresponded to different models of development.
Dates: May 28 – July 8, 2017
Units: 6 units
Language of Instruction: English
During the program, you will take one course for a total of 6 UC Berkeley units.
Course: Latin American Studies 160
Title: The Politics of Development in Chile
Dates: May 28 – July 8, 2017
Instructor: Tiffany Linton Page, Ph.D.
Units: 6 units
At various points in Chile's history, the country has been considered exceptional in one way or another. "Chilean exceptionalism" was a term dubbed to describe Chile's early establishment of political stability in the post-independence era. Since then, Chile has been viewed as a "neoliberal success" in comparison to many other countries in the region. And, most recently, the massive student movement of the early 21st century has transformed the country's political agenda resulting in free higher education as a goal of the current government.
In this course you will learn about "Chilean exceptionalism" in the 19th century, including the process of state formation post-independence, the struggle of artisans for political rights, and how economic modernization was approached. You will have the opportunity to examine labor mobilization in the mining sector, the political incorporation of workers and their demands, and the formation of leftist political parties in the early 20th century, as well as investigate the social and political upheaval of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including the social and economic policies implemented and Chile's "Peaceful Road to Socialism."
This course satisfies the L&S International Studies breadth requirement. Please note that academic requirements may change. Consult with your college/major advisor to see which degree requirements this course may fulfill.
Summer Abroad staff will enroll you in courses after your acceptance to the program. Please make sure there are no active blocks on your student account that may impact your course enrollment
Tiffany Linton Page, Ph.D.
Dr. Tiffany Linton Page is a Lecturer in International Area Studies and Sociology at UC Berkeley where she teaches courses on development and globalization, social movements in Latin America, and the politics of food, as well as introductory courses in Sociology and Latin American Studies. She holds a B.A. in Economics, M.A. in Sociology, and Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on rural development in Latin America.
The fees to participate in this program are broken down into 1) tuition and 2) program fees, which are applied to your student billing account as follows:
|2017 Fees||UC Students||Visiting Students|
|Tuition (6 units)||$2,460||$3,120|
|Fees are subject to change. All non-UC Berkeley students must pay an additional Document Management Fee of $55.|
In addition to the fees outlined above, Berkeley Study Abroad has estimated costs for out-of-pocket expenses. These amounts are used to calculate financial aid packages for eligible students. Actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.
|International Airfare and Transportation||$1,100|
|Personal Expenses (i.e. phone, passport, visa, etc.)||$702|
|Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses||$2,754|
Financial aid is available for UC Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.
Tuition is based on a per unit cost:
The program fee includes the following items:
Please note that the list of items included in the program fee is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.
The following items are excluded from the program fee:
|Application opens||February 1, 2017|
|Application closes||March 10, 2017|
|Applicants notified of selection||March 22, 2017|
|Deadline to confirm participation or cancel for a refund of all program-related fees, minus $400 deposit||April 3, 2017|
|Attend pre-departure orientation*||Late April-May|
|Arrive in Santiago||May 28, 2017|
|Last day of program||July 8, 2017|
* These events take place on the UC Berkeley campus. If you are not on campus during this time, we will schedule a meeting via phone or Skype.
All dates are subject to change.
Founded in 1541, Santiago has been the capital of Chile since colonial times and is today considered the country's cultural, political and financial center. The city is home to regional headquarters of many multinational corporations, and the Chilean executive and judicial powers are based in Santiago, while Congress meets in nearby Valparaíso.
Santiago's cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by parks such as Parque Forestal. The city has a downtown core of 19th century neoclassical architecture and winding side streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. Mountains of the Andes chain can be seen from most points in the city. The city outskirts are surrounded by vineyards, and Santiago is within a few hours of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Steady economic growth over the past few decades has transformed Santiago into a modern metropolis. The city is home to growing theater and restaurant scenes, extensive suburban development, dozens of shopping centers, and a rising skyline, including the tallest building in Latin America, the Gran Torre Santiago. Santiago has several major universities and has developed a modern transportation infrastructure, including a free flow toll-based, partly underground urban freeway system, and the Metro de Santiago, South America's most extensive subway system.
During the program you will live in a hostel in central Santiago. You will be provided with breakfast daily at the hostel.
|Accommodations are subject to change.|
A comprehensive orientation will be provided both on the UC Berkeley campus as well as on-site. Orientation will cover various topics, including academics, local culture, health and safety, transportation, and more.