SPAN 3760

SPAN 3760

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

This course aims at introducing students to the core elements of the thought, praxis and way of life of one of the key bastions of indigenous resistance in the New World since Columbus's arrival in 1492: South America's Andean region. We will study the region's key cultural categories, following Cuzqueñan poet and thinker Odi Gonzales's claim that any study of the region requires taking these categories as starting point. These include questions of time, space, life, death, society, religion, number, and gender. We will study how these categories are formed in tension, syncretism and co-transformation with other languages and cultures—especially Spanish—over centuries of colonial and neocolonial domination. Primary material examined include films, photography, drama, novels, poetry, testimonies, and religious texts.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: SPAN 2095.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS) (CA-AG, LA-AG)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19681 SPAN 3760   SEM 101

    • TR Sibley Hall 211
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Gubbins, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: SPAN 2095 or permission of instructor.