Ama Killa, Ama Llulla, Ama Shua
This course meets the Intercultural Perspectives requirement of the Liberal Studies Program. As such, it will provide you with a greater knowledge and appreciation of cultural diversity through the study of encounters of Indigenous, European, and African worlds in the Andean Region. Hopefully this course will make you more aware of how culture has been used for political and social ends, including confronting racial discrimination, economic exploitation, and social injustice.
Clark, A. Kim. Gender, State, and Medicine in Highland Ecuador: Modernizing women, modernizing the state, 1895-1950. Pitt Latin American series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780822962090
Lane, Kris E. Quito 1599: City and Colony in Transition. Diálogos: Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.). Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002. ISBN: 082632357X
Mijeski, Kenneth J. and Scott H. Beck. Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement. Ohio University research in international studies, Latin America series, no. 51. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780896802803
Pineo, Ronn F. Ecuador and the United States: Useful strangers. The United States and the Americas. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780820329710
Swanson, Kate. Begging as a Path to Progress: Indigenous women and children and the struggle for Ecuador's urban spaces. Geographies of justice and social transformation 2. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780820334653
Assignments and grades
Response papers: Critique the argument in each of the books that we are reading in this class. Briefly state the authors’ main arguments and the evidence that they use. Examine the use of sources, methodology, and theory. Provide your own assessment or critique of the readings (50 pts).
Research paper: Each student is required to write a research paper on a topic related to Andean history. The paper must be 10 to 15 pages long, be typed, double spaced, and include page numbers, citations and a bibliography. The format should follow Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations. You must use a minimum of six scholarly sources (books and journal articles) and one primary source. This project will be developed in a series of stages. Keep each of these assignments in a portfolio or folder, and hand in the entire portfolio with each subsequent assignment. Meeting all of these deadlines is a requirement to receive credit for the research paper.
Sept 11: Research paper proposal, including a paragraph describing your project, the research questions you seek to address with the project, a hypothesis of what you expect to find (the thesis statement of your research paper), and a preliminary bibliography of sources that you plan to use (50 pts).
Sept 25: Analyze one of the major secondary sources you will use in the writing of your research paper. This paper should be typed, double-spaced, and about 3 pages long, and include citations a bibliography, and page numbers (100 pts).
Oct 2: Select a primary sources related to your research topic from the microfilm collection (http://library.truman.edu/microforms/subject_list.htm#Latin%20American%20History). Try to find something that relates as closely as possible to your research topic. Have me approve the source, and then write a paper (typed, double-spaced, about 3 pages, citations, bibliography, page numbers) analyzing the document and its historical significance for your research topic. Attach a copy of the document to the essay (100 pts).
Beginning Oct 30: Oral presentations. In your presentation, tell us what questions you addressed in your research project, what you expected to find (your thesis), a summary of your actual findings, and your conclusions. Naturally those who present earlier will have more tentative conclusions than those who present at the end of the semester. Please feel free to include visuals and other materials in your presentation.
Nov 13: Peer review of research papers. Bring a draft of your research paper to exchange with another student. Read and comment on the other student’s paper and return by the next class period.
Dec 6: Final research papers due. When handing in your final draft, please be sure to include copies of all of the previous assignments including the peer-reviewed draft.
Participation: The participation grade is not based on attendance (although this is expected and required), but on an active engagement with classroom discussions.
Final exam: The final exam is cumulative (200 pts).
Week 1 (Aug 23) Introduction
Week 2 (Aug 28-30) Andean civilizations
Week 3 (Sept 4-6) Conquests
Week 4 (Sept 11-13) Colonial societies
Week 5 (Sept 18-20) Independence
Week 6 (Sept 25-27) Conservatives
Week 7 (Oct 2-4) Liberals
Week 8-9 (Oct 9-18) Indigenismo
Week 10 (Oct 23-25) Guerrillas
Week 11 (Oct 30 – Nov 1) Military governments
Week 12 (Nov 6-8) Neoliberalism
Week 13 (Nov 13-15) Social Movements
Week 14 (Nov 27-29) Indigenous movements
Week 15 (Dec 4-6) Left turns
Final Exam: Thursday, December 13, 11:30-1:20