Formación Global

CFG en inglés


Conoce las novedades de la oferta que ofrece la Dirección General de Relaciones Internacionales y la Dirección de Formación General e Inglés de manera conjunta, con el objetivo de fomentar el desarrollo de la competencia lingüística aplicada en áreas disciplinares mediante una oferta renovada y ampliada que busca facilitar el uso del inglés de manera interactiva con tópicos de la actualidad. Estos cursos te permitirán practicar tu inglés, interactuar con estudiantes internacionales y ampliar tus conocimientos de tópicos relevantes a nivel local y global.

Se han dispuesto una serie de acciones para promover esta renovada oferta e incentivar que el estudiantado pueda sacar el mayor provecho posible de esta oferta con enfoque internacional, globalizando de esta manera tu formación académica, sin la necesidad de viajar al extranjero.

Para fomentar e incentivar que el estudiantado tome estos cursos hemos dispuesto los siguientes incentivos y facilitadores:

  • Las clases serán impartidas en inglés, sin embargo, no es requisito excluyente el uso de este idioma al 100%, dado que la mayor importancia se destina al aprendizaje de contenidos. Por ende, las y los profesores que dictan estos cursos tendrán flexibilidad en permitir diferentes dinámicas en cuanto al uso del idioma, según las necesidades y capacidades de las y los estudiantes. Durante el semestre irá aumentando la exigencia y nivel del uso de inglés.
  • Habrá apoyo disponible de un(a) ayudante de la carrera de pedagogía en inglés para resolver dudas, consultas y entregar apoyo con preguntas sobre el elemento idiomático del curso.
  • Si las y los estudiantes terminan el curso con al menos una nota mínima de 4.0 se les dará un puntaje adicional de 0.5 para reconocer el esfuerzo y reto adicional que implica participar de cursos en otro idioma.

Motívate a globalizar tu carrera én la UDP y verás los beneficios a la hora de buscar trabajo a futuro, habiendo practicado y aplicado tú inglés en ambientes disciplinares.

¿Cómo inscribirte? La inscripción de estos ramos se hace mediante la inscripción de ramos de manera electrónica entre el 8 y 12 de enero 2024.

Todos estos cursos tienen 5 creditos. Conoce la oferta en detalle a continuación:

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.