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Winter Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

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

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


LACS 472. Elementary Quechua, II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Quechua 471. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Second-term continuation of Elementary Quechua I; course introduces basic structure of Quechua while focusing on the development of speaking and reading skills.

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LACS 474. Intermediate Quechua, II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Quechua 473. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Continuation of intermediate Quechua emphasizing conversational skills and grammatical structure. Students learn complex structural patterns, build up vocabulary, get acquainted with Andean culture and society, and develop conversation skills.

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LACS 476. Advanced Quechua, II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Quechua 475. (4).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Continuation of advanced Quechua. Course is designed to improve conversation skills, build up vocabulary, and heighten reading ability. Strengthened aural/oral training is given. Students work with original, unedited texts as well as with edited, re-transcribed materials in Quechua literature.

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

Instructor(s): Sueann Caulfield

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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LACS 618 / ANTHRCUL 618 / HISTORY 618. Early Ethnography in South America.

Section 001 Dramas, Miracles, Metaphors: Studies in Andean History.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

What is historical consciousness, and how can we learn about it? More fundamentally, what is a historical event that will leave a trace in the memory of people? Historical writing in recent decades has provided answers to such questions that differ substantially from what went before. Microhistory adds to the historical record the thoughts and experiences of ordinary people whose lives had been passed by earlier. Studies of ritual reveal dimensions of collective identity hitherto unknown. Subaltern studies foreground voices that had been inaudible in the grand scheme of things. And so on. Yet, to a historian of the Andes, all this induces a sense of the dejà vu, of what we have known for a long time. For Andean ethnohistory is a well established discipline. Hence, one can undertake an investigation of historical consciousness without first disassembling and realigning the grand narratives of the past. That job has been done.

But this does not mean that the grand narratives of early modernity (Cieza, Garcilaso etc.) should be set aside. From the outset in the sixteenth century, the historians who composed these narratives, while being influenced by practices of research and writing long established in Europe, produced texts that did not conform to existing European norms. To understand better why and how this happened, we will begin by studying texts that are not normally included in the genre of historical writings.

These texts include Spanish visitas and encomienda grants containing the histories of Andean settlements and lands curtailed and fragmented as they were by the activities of the very visitadores and encomenderos to whom we owe these texts; histories of holy places, holy presences and religious images along with accounts of prophetic statements, miracles and visions; and finally records of dramatic representations, including not only those formally designed for the stage, but also non-theatrical and informal representations such as funerals, ceremonies of arrival, and civic celebrations. From the very beginning, the 'grand' narratives of Andean histories, unlike their European counterparts, took account of such topics, which demonstrates that European modes of historical composition did not altogether fit new situations.

Andean parameters of historical writing differed from European ones, because events and cultures that were being accounted for differed. The texts in turn shaped the historical consciousness of individuals and groups and outlined paths of memory such as had not existed before. The phenomenon has been described as 'mestizo culture,' but putting a label on it is not in itself useful for the purpose of understanding the reality. What should we do instead? That is the question the course seeks to address.

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

Section 001 MESTIZAJE AND NATIONAL IDENTITY IN LATIN AMERICA. Meets with Spanish 855.001.

Instructor(s): Julie A Skurski (skurski@umich.edu) , Javier C Sanjinés (sanjines@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Spanish 855.001.

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