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Fall Academic Term 2003 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies


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Fall Academic Term 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


LACS 471. Elementary Quechua, I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margarita Huayhua

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

LACS 473. Intermediate Quechua, I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margarita Huayhua

Prerequisites: Quechua 472. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

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): Margarita Huayhua

Prerequisites: Quechua 474. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

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 repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Independent reading and research in Latin American and Caribbean Studies under the direction of a faculty member. Ordinarily available only to students with background in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of instructor required.

LACS 590. Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Section 001 — Brazil: Race, Region, and Cultural History. Meets Sept 2 thru October 30. [2 credits]. Meets with History 590.001, LACS 490.001 and CAAS 490.001. (Drop/Add deadline=September 22).

Instructor(s): Sueann Caulfield (scaul@umich.edu)

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

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/lacs/490/001.nsf

See History 590.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

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

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of department required.

LACS 619 / ANTHRCUL 619 / HISTORY 617. Proseminar on Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Section 001 — Mestizaje & National Identity. Meets with Spanish 855.001.

Instructor(s): Javier Sanjines (sanjines@umich.edu), Julie Skurski (skurski@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/lacs/619/001.nsf

This interdisciplinary seminar addresses the history and representation of nation formation in post-independence Latin America. The equation of national identity with ethnic fusion has had profound and contradictory effects on diverse arenas of cultural, economic, and political life, giving rise to social conflict and changing representations of identity. Bringing together historical, literary, and ethnographic approaches, we will examine how gendered discourses of mestizaje, or racial mixing, have played a central role in the promotion and contestation of homogenizing nationalist projects since the late nineteenth century. Our readings will include discussions of nationalism, representation, and subaltern studies, and will examine cases taken from a range of countries, including Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Cuba. The class will utilize a variety of materials, including novels, essays, monographs, films, and visual representations, and will include a presentation by a visiting speaker. Students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, commentaries, presentations, and a final paper.

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