RCLANG 324 - Readings in Spanish
Section: 002 Indigenous Activism in the Age of Globalization
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Languages (RCLANG)
Department: LSA Residential College
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Proficiency test.
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

There is a general consensus that the process of Globalization is the most important social, political and economic tool in current times. According to the most powerful organizations in the world, Globalization is the best and only option for rich and poor countries to improve societies and solve a number of problems like poverty, social inequality and environmental depletion. Globalization was also considered the most effective model to provide new forms of economic progress and social inclusion for communities usually suffering from ostracism, like indigenous communities. However, after 20 years of radical changes oriented for free market ideology (privatizations, trade agreements, market consolidation, etc.) around the world, a number of social movements have emerged with a common goal: to diminish or change the effects of globalization in their societies. The present course is focused on understanding the process of Globalization, its benefits and downsides in Latin America, with special focus of the effects on indigenous communities. Thus, social movements and organizations from Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico and Colombia will be analyzed in order to estimate the new situation faced by indigenous populations. At the same time, the class will review literature on different forms of political participation in the Globalization and its effects. Documentaries will complement readings and final evaluation will be based on student participation, three academic papers and a class presentation.

Course Requirements:

Daily class attendance is required. Students write three academic essays and weekly entries in journals or blogs, and prepare at least one formal presentation. Active participation in daily discussion is expected

Intended Audience:

RCLANG 324 is open to all U-M students who have completed at least SPANISH 277 but priority is given to RC students who have successfully passed the Spanish Proficiency Exam the previous term.

Class Format:

The course meets two times a week and is structured as a seminar with ample discussion among its participants.

RCLANG 324 - Readings in Spanish
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
8RC Ugrd
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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