History and culture of Greater North



History and culture of Greater North


UCN Professors


28 Hrs (1 credit)


Antofagasta region

Intended for

Students, Professionals and Enthusiasts 


Purpose of the Course

Provide an overview of the most relevant historical-cultural processes evolution of the Far North of Chile. Analyze differential factors determining natural resources exploitation, industrial settlement models, and lifestyle, in order to allow students to provide details regarding the historical process of the region, based on literature and historiography.


Topics of the Course

  • Module I: Desert Territory: Imaginary and identities. Saltpeter literature
  • Module II: Historical interpretation of city settlement and their evolution
  • Module III: The mining industry and lifestyles. Saltpeter and copper production models 
  • Module IV: Foreign immigration to the Atacama Desert. Comparison between Latin American and European segments



More information: 
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Dirección de Relaciones Institucionales 
Universidad Católica del Norte 
Santiago, Chile. 
Telephone: +562-22228094 


Program Includes

  • Field Coordinator
  • Assistant Professor (or tour guide if applicable)
  • Transfer to all locations
  • Snacks in all field activities
  • Tickets to all locations, parks and centers
  • Merchandising and gifts from Atacama Immersion

It is strongly suggested to bring sunscreen, swimming suit, trekking shoes, hat, and warm and light clothes.