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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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LACS 399. Thesis-Writers' Seminar.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Senior Thesis required for the interdepartmental concentration program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is intended to deepen your understanding of a specific issue or problem in the field, while drawing together your work in separate disciplines. It represents a significant amount of work, and provides you with an opportunity to work closely with an individual faculty member while exploring in greater depth issues that may have arisen in your earlier course work and research. (If you are interested in Latin America and the Caribbean but cannot devote a considerable amount of energy in your senior year to such a project, you might consider the LACS Undergraduate Minor, which has no thesis requirement.) For more information about LACS 399, please contact the LACS Student Advisor at 763-0553.

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LACS 472. Elementary Quechua, II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margarita Huayhua

Prerequisites & Distribution: Quechua 471. Permission of instructor required. (4). (Excl). 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.

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LACS 474. Intermediate Quechua, II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margarita Huayhua

Prerequisites & Distribution: Quechua 473. Permission of instructor required. (4). (Excl). 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 476. Advanced Quechua, II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margarita Huayhua

Prerequisites & Distribution: Quechua 475. Permission of instructor required. (4). (Excl). 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 490. Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Mini-course.

Section 001 Slavery, Miscegenation, and the Constitutional Rights of Descendents of Maroons in Brazil. Meets on 2/3, 2/5, 2/10, 2/12, 2/17, and 2/19 with one additional 2-hour session to be arranged. Meets with LACS 590.001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. (1-2). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 4 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-2).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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