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Fall '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

Open courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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Fall Term '01 Time Schedule for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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LACS 400 / HISTORY 578 / CAAS 478. Ethnicity and Culture in Latin America.

Section 001 Ethnicity and Culture in Latin America: mestizaje and Nation. Meets With Cultural Anthropology 458.003 & History 478.001.

Instructor(s): Julie A Skurski (skurski@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: AAS 202 recommended. (3). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 458.003.

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LACS 471. Elementary Quechua, I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Introduces students with little or no Quechua proficiency to conversational and cultural skills needed to use the language in real life situations. Covers both written and spoken Quechua; introduces basic structures of Quechua while focusing on the development of speaking and reading skills; emphasis is on developing conversational ability. Those who successfully finish this course will gain sustained control of basic conversation. Evaluations based on homework, weekly quizzes, reading aloud, interviews.

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LACS 473. Intermediate Quechua, I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Quechua 472. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Emphasis is on conversational skills and grammatical structure. Students learn complex structural patterns, build up vocabulary, get acquainted with Andean culture and society, and develop conversation skills. Evaluation based on homework, quizzes, readings, and interviews.

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LACS 475. Advanced Quechua, I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Quechua 474. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Improves conversation skills, builds up vocabulary, and heightens reading ability in Quechua. Strengthened aural/oral training is given. Students work with original, unedited texts as well as with edited, re-transcribed materials in Quechua literature. Reading materials inform students of Andean culture, history, and literature. Students learn more accurate syntax, pragmatic ways of expression, and ways of thinking in Quechua. Evaluation based on attendance, homework, exams, class activities.

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LACS 499. Reading and Research in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Individual reading program under the direction of a staff member.

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LACS 590. Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Section 001 Translation & Latin Amer. Lit. (1 credit). Meets Oct. 2 through Nov. 13. Meets with LACS 490.001. (Drop/Add deadline=October 15).

Instructor(s): David L Frye (dfrye@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1-2). May be repeated three times for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This mini-course for literary translators (current and future) will address the challenges, prospects, and rewards of translating Latin American literature. The emphasis will be on translation from Spanish to English, but we will also look at how translations among a variety of American languages Portuguese and indigenous languages as well as Spanish and English create (or not) a shared literature of the Americas. We will study theories of translation from the translator's point of view, which must necessarily encompass the reader's point of view, since any translator must begin as a reader. We will read, compare, and critique translations into English of Latin American literature. We will do translations. Our focus will be on practice: finding the best approaches for a variety of works, and constructing a vocabulary for talking about translation as an activity. Students will begin working on short translations in the first class, and will be expected to share their translations. Some of the topics we will cover: poetry; indigenous literatures; translating the past (the particular challenges of translating works from past centuries); translating cultures (the problems of cultural references in literary works); and the question of audience (who is the translation for?).

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LACS 601 / STDABRD 601. Supervised Graduate Study in Latin America.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Independent study abroad, by arrangement with instructor and with LACS.

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