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.
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