Global Learning

CFG in English


Learn about the latest developments in the offer promoted jointly by the General Directorate of International Relations and the Directorate of General and English Training, with the aim of promoting the development of applied linguistic competence in disciplinary areas through a renewed and expanded offer that seeks to facilitate the use of English interactively with current topics. These courses will allow you to practice your English, interact with international students and expand your knowledge of relevant topics at a local and global level.

A series of actions have been arranged to promote this renewed offer and encourage students to get the most out of this offer with an international focus, thus globalizing your academic training, without the need to travel abroad.

To encourage and incentivize students to take these courses, we have provided the following incentives and facilitators:

Classes will be taught in English, however, 100% use of this language is not an exclusive requirement, given that the greatest importance is given to learning content. Therefore, the teachers who teach these courses will have flexibility in allowing different dynamics in terms of the use of the language, according to the needs and abilities of the students.
There will be support available from a teaching assistant in English to resolve doubts, queries and provide support with questions about the language element of the course.
If students finish the course with at least a minimum grade of 4.0, they will be given an additional score of 0.5 to recognize the additional effort and challenge involved in participating in courses in another language.

Get motivated to globalize your career at the UDP and you will see the benefits when looking for work in the future, having practiced and applied your English in disciplinary environments.

How to sign up? The registration of these bouquets is done by registering bouquets electronically between January 8 and 12, 2024.

All of these courses have 5 credits.

Professor Guillermo Ramírez (Chile) has an MBA from Cambridge University and Masters in Economics & Public Policy. Over 15 years of practical business experience in a broad range of strategic leadership roles, managing commercial and technical teams with multiple stakeholders within dynamic matrix structures such as BHP (Mining Industry). Extensive experience in Commercial Development, Supply Chain, Contract/Project Management, Strategic Planning and Sales & Marketing. Broad experience within multiple industries and institutions (University of Cambridge President for its Society Cambridge Business association) and startups (from idea to successful exit phase) sitting in the board, in addition to being a University Professor (Chile ́s Top 5), providing a unique triple Corporate-Startup-Academic business perspective to evaluate challenges and achieve objectives.

In this course, the student will learn about the characteristics of the biggest multilatinas, how they have built their domestic and international competitive advantage, and they will identify which are the challenges and innovations to achieve the sustainability of their superior economic performance. Themes that will be touched upon are: How do multilatinas create competitive advantage? Driving forces behind business development in Latin America, Internationalization strategies, Innovation and entrepreneurship in Latin America.

This subject is taught in the first and second semester each year.

Claudia Gonzaléz (Venezuela) is an Economist with a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations. Claudia has worked for the foreign affairs departments of Australia, Canada, and Sweden, but also at a national level in Chile as a Ministerial Advisor. Her areas of expertise include gender, migration, trade and development within the realm of international cooperation and diplomacy. In her current position at the Swedish Embassy in Chile she oversees sustainability, innovation and gender equality initiatives with Swedish companies in Chile in different industry sectors. Claudia is originally from Venezuela, but she is also Chilean and has lived in the country for the past 9 years.

The course program is designed to provide students with the tools to understand and analyze the concept of Sustainable Development (SD) and the environmental, social and economic effects it has in governments’ agendas. The role of International Organizations and how different countries engage on this subject. In the last part of the course, students will be encouraged to apply the theory to specific Case Studies.

This subject is taught in the first and second semester each year.

Alejandro Rossi has a PhD from UC Davis in Spanish on Designated Emphasis and Human  Rights Studies, as well as expertise in the field of Native American Studies. He has an extended experience as peer reviewer, received several fellowships, grants, presenting papers at conferences on indigenous topics from diverse perspectives from Chile and other countries. The course’s main objective is to read and analyze seminal works by authors from indigenous communities in Chile and the Americas to reflect on the colonization process and the imposition of the values of Modernity on the indigenous populations and territories that we inhabit today in the Hemisphere. We aim to recognize and value the worldviews of a range of Indigenous Communities (Mapuche, Quechua, Mayan, Zapatism, Mohawk, Anishinaabe, among others), with the intention of enriching and expanding our own perspectives about the world. To do this, we will specifically problematize the ideas of class, race, gender, and territory in order to comprehensively understand the diverse worldviews that meet and dispute in our 21st-century global societies.

This subject is taught in the first and second semester each year.

Scarlet Elgueta (Chile), Astronomer with PhD from The University of Tokyo, Japan, with a strong focus on spectroscopic observations, particularly of variables in the infrared bands. She is a scientist with a strong need to share/exchange knowledge with different people from diverse backgrounds to teach them about the universe in a practical and every day, hands-on way.

This course will help you defining reality requires the acknowledgement of the most inherent dimensions. We sense the passage of time by observing the movement of the sun up in the sky, providing us the notion of day and night. Such natural (and obvious) observations imply the realization of the basic three “units” that describe what we have been observing throughout the history of humanity. Those units are: Mass, in this simple case, the Sun that moves a certain distance (Length) in Time (a day). This lecture aims to review the methods that astronomers and other scientists have used to estimate distances in the Universe. From the very unimaginable quantum lengths to the immeasurable edge of our observable Universe. Allowing the student to reach a full realization of our place in the Universe, and understand how, from our very tiny spot, we’ve been able to reach extremely accurate measurements employing the scientific method.

This subject is taught in the first semester each year.

Maria Teresa Durand is a sociologist (Universidad del Salvador, Argentina) with postgraduate studies in social anthropology at Goldsmiths College (London, United Kingdom). She has carried out investigations applying qualitative and participatory methodologies with women and girls, and vulnerable/excluded groups for more than twenty years. She has a proven track record (2003-2012) as a British government civil servant in leadership and advisory roles on mainstreaming social development and gender equality into public policy programs (social benefits, private sector,  infrastructure, health, education) in Africa (Somalia, Ghana), Eastern Europe (Moldavia, Ukraine), Western Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo), South Caucasus (Armenia), and Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan).

This is an introductory course that provides students with an understanding of a wide range of US and Latin American feminist issues. The course offers an overview of ideas, discussions
and recent debates concerning feminism and women’s social mobilizations from the Alaska to Patagonia. We will investigate contemporary feminist thoughts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical orientations. We will also think through the ways in which sex/gender, sexual desire and the body intersect with race, class, and the nation by looking at the US as well as selected countries in Latin America.

This subject is taught in the second semester each year.

Valeria Navarro-Roseblatt is an experienced professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) on Latin American History from University of Wisconsin-Madison (US).

About this course: Beginning from current migration waves, this course addresses the international migratory waves to the Unites States that have shaped American society and culture since the end of XIX century, and the configuration of the United States as a center of several international migratory waves. Students will analyze critically international migratory waves to the Unites States and the influences of international immigrants on the United States society, considering the political, economic, and moral debate, as well as policies about international migration. At the same time, students will critically discuss about stereotypes regarding different international immigrant groups, and value given by the United States society to international migration and the imaginary of “a nation of migrants” through an array of sources and audiovisual resources.

This subject is taught in the second semester each year.