Fall 2023 Quechua OC1101 section 001

ELEMENTARY QUECHUA I

Call Number 12837
Day & Time
Location
MWF 9:30am-10:45am
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Stephane A Charitos
Type LANGUAGE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Quechua is the most important and most widely-distributed indigenous language in South America, with over 10 million speakers living from the high mountains to the tropical lowlands in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. Those who speak it call the language runa simi or runa shimi, human speech. It was the principal language of the Inca empire and the key language of cultural interaction during the colonial era. Quechua has remained central to indigenous peoples efforts to preserve their cultural autonomy. It has gained greater force in recent years, during which indigenous movements have swept Quechua speakers into national politics, where they have succeeded in transforming constitutions to recognize cultural diversity, making Quechua an official language of state, and successfully promoting schooling in the language. Students who satisfactorily complete Elementary Quechua I and II will be well-prepared for intensive summer study at one of many summer study abroad programs in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia that will put them in closer contact with the indigenous world.
Web Site Vergil
Department Language Resource Center
Enrollment 1 student (5 max) as of 1:07PM Sunday, July 14, 2024
Subject Quechua
Number OC1101
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20233QUCH1101W001