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Winter '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies


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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for LACS

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


LACS 472. Elementary Quechua, II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Serafín M Coronel-Molina (scoronel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Quechua 471. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~scoronel/quechua.html

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 474. Intermediate Quechua, II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Serafín M Coronel-Molina (scoronel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Quechua 473. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~scoronel/quechua.html

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 476. Advanced Quechua, II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Serafín M Coronel-Molina (scoronel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Quechua 475. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~scoronel/quechua.html

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.

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

Audience: (1)Upper-level undergraduates who are preparing to write their LACS senior thesis and studying a specific topic in great depth. (2) Graduate students preparing for dissertation research in Latin America and studying a particular topic, society, or history in special depth. Independent reading course; 1 to 3 hours per week.< p>Precise course requirements will vary by student and faculty director, but will be comparable to other 400-level courses, and will emphasize independent research and reading; typically, the course will result in a 20- to 30-page final paper.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sueann Caulfield

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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LACS 618/Anthro. 618/Hist. 618. Early Ethnography in South America.

Section 001 The Incas: Andean and Spanish Ideas About Their History and Social Organization

Instructor(s): Sabine MacCormack (sgm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The purpose of the course is to compare and contrast Andean and Spanish conceptions of the Inca past that circulated during the early colonial period. This has of course been done before. However, recent work by several scholars in the field (Julien, Niles, Salomon, Urton) invites a review of the state of the question, and the state of what we know, and where we go from here. I would like especially to examine Julien's argument that Inca concepts of time were anchored in genealogy, because this argument, if we accept it, validates a much greater part of the Spanish historians of the Incas and the Andes than critics of these historians tend to allow. In addition, this is a good time to think about quipus, about which there is some new and very exciting work. We will thus read some recent scholarship alongside selections from historical works about the Incas that were written during the early colonial period. I will also supply, from my own research in Seville this last summer, some documents involving quipus for us to study. The course will meet on Tuesdays from 2-5, in my office, Angell 2151. This time can be changed, to fit in with whatever else those interested in the course may be doing. It would be useful if you could come to the first meeting, if only to help arrange an alternative time. Questions? Please contact me by e-mail.

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