T4205 CHILE 2014: LAND OF CONTRASTS
January 7-28, 2014
Santiago, Concepcion, Temuco, Valdivia, Puerto Varas, Chiloé, Iquique, Antofagasta, and San Pedro de Atacama
To many Americans, Latin America is a mysterious and unfamiliar land. Where would one begin to uncover these mysteries? An excellent choice is Chile. Chile is very representative of Latin ethnic diversity, economic stability and political history; it also offers a relatively safe and unique educational experience for student travelers. This course focuses on Chile as a “land of contrasts.” By exploring the historical, political, economic, cultural, and geographic diversity of Chile, students will gain an appreciation for Chile as a modern Latin American country and the role Chile plays in the broader South American region.
The course will provide an overview of the cultural, political, and economic realities of Chile’s history and the impact on the current state. In doing so, students will study Chile’s indigenous populations and wide cultural (and artistic) diversity. Students will review the 250 years of Spanish domination and engage in a focused study of modern Chilean politics from the rule of Salvador Allende in 1970 to the present day. Finally, students will explore how the economies of the three main regions of Chile (North, Central and South) are linked to their geographical and cultural contrasts.
Eight of the fifteen administrative regions, each unique, will be included in our journey.
*Each home institution may have supplementary fees in addition to the price listed.
Comprehensive Fee Includes: Transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, continental breakfast daily, one lunch and two dinners. (subject to change)
None, preferably two semesters of college Spanish.
A History of Chile by Collier & Sater
Politics in Chile by Michael Hall
Supplemental Reading Packet (prepared by course directors)
20% Group Participation and Attendance
20% Focused Reflective and Directed Journal
20% Class Presentation
20% Reflective Paper
20% Final Exam & Quizzes
Sam Ogdie, M.A., Augustana College (605) 274-5482
Cathie Ogdie, M.S. (605) 359-6331
Description of Faculty Directors
Prof. Ogdie has over twenty years experience teaching Spanish at high school and college levels. He holds a Master’s degree in Selected Studies from the University of South Dakota with focus on Hispanic Studies. Prof. Ogdie spent two summers in Santiago, Chile, one summer in the Dominican Republic and one summer at the University of Valencia in Spain studying Hispanic culture and language. He has organized and led nine education summer study trips to Spain, received three National Endowment Study Grants (1995, 1997, 2003) and a teacher’s scholarship from the Embassy of Spain to study Spanish culture and language at the University of Salamanca (1994). In 2002 he received a U.S. Presidential Scholars Teachers Recognition Award in Washington D.C. from the U.S. Department of Education. Prof. Ogdie has taught almost 30 years and this will be his 10th UMAIE adventure.
Cathie Ogdie has over twenty four years experience in healthcare and more than nine years experience teaching business and medical laboratory classes at the college level. She holds a Masters degree in Administrative Studies from the University of South Dakota with focus on Healthcare Administration. Ms. Ogdie has co-directed 7 UMAIE courses.
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2013
For more information on course content, contact Prof. Sam Ogdie
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office.