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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Fall 2005


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39565 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
CBA 4.338

Course Description

In this course we have two objectives: 1) learning the basic structures of the Quechua language (the Cusco-Collao dialect spoken from South Central Peru to Northern Argentina), and 2) learning, from historical and anthropological perspectives, about the rich and diverse culture of the Andean highlands. The class will be conducted in English and the instructional materials (Course Packet and handouts) are also printed in English. Because in some cities speakers of Quechua frequently borrow words from Spanish, a knowledge of Spanish is useful, but not necessary (in this course). In addition, instructional materials are available for students who wish to apply their knowledge of Quechua gained in the course to the Quichua dialect of Ecuador. The set of audio tapes and a CD containing all of the Units 1 to 30, that accompany the Manual, are available for purchase at the Liberal Arts ITS office in MEZ 2. 302. The dialogues for each of the Units are also available, free of charge, in Real Audio at itsaud

Grading Policy

25% Oral in-class participation in exercises and discussion on readings 30% 3 Written exercises on readings (Culture and Language in Bolin and in Gelles & Martínez) 30% 3 Written dialogues in Quechua using vocabulary and grammar in textbook/readings 10% End of course dialogue in Quechua (performed with script) 5% Homework checked for accuracy and completion for Reviews Units, V, X, XV.


Course Packet (1) and Books (2, 3) are available for purchase at the University Co-op: 1) Introduction to Spoken Bolivian Quechua by Garland D. Bills, Bernardo Vallejo C., and Rudolph C. Troike (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1971). the two books are available for purchase at the and the set of audio tapes at the Language Lab office in Batts 1. 2) Rituals of Respect: The Secret of Survival in the High Peruvian Andes by Inge Bolin, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1999. Available at the UT Co-op. 3) Andean Lives: Gregorio Condori Mamani & Asunta Quispe Huamán translated from the Quechua by Paul H. Gelles and Gabriela Martínez Escobar, UT Press, 1996. At UT Co-op.


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