Kichwa/Quechua Language Through Culture

LAS 4905
Section KN00
Class 29818
LAS 6938
Section KN01
Class 29817

Days: Mondays
Times: 4:05 - 7:05 pm
Location: Grinter 376

Course description

Kichwa/Quechua is one of the major native’s languages in South America. Nowadays, more than ten million people speak its different variants (dialects) from the South of Colombia to the North of Argentina. It was the language of the Inca Empire and became a lingua franca for indigenous peoples and missionization in colonial times. This seminar is aimed at students of Latin American Students, anthropology, linguistics, geography, history, and aligned disciplines, undergraduate and graduate, without the need for prior knowledge. Fifty percent of the class will focus on the acquisition of basic language skills, and the rest will consider aspects such as culture, music, history, western religious influence, and political participation during the last decades in the Andes.


Kleber Naula 
Grinter Hall 382