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SPAN 3330 Andean History, Literature, and Culture (Summer: 4 )


Course Description

In this immersion course we will explore the extraordinarily rich cultural heritage of the Andes, focusing on the city of Cusco and environs. Once the center of the Inka empire and later an important colonial city during Spanish rule, Cusco has long amazed and inspired visitors for the imposing edifices and cultural artifacts stemming from its diverse and conflictive imperial heritages. We will read representative works by authors from colonial to contemporary times and explore Inka and colonial monuments and artifacts. Our readings will be complemented by recent scholarship in history, anthropology, and cultural studies, as well as lectures by specialists and visits to archeological sites, colonial churches and convents, and to a weaving cooperative near Cusco.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sarah Beckjord

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in English
Elective for Hispanic Studies major or minor


Last Updated: 02-Jun-14