Latin American Studies | Yucatec Maya III
L426 | 28126 | Castaneda
(The prerequisites for this course are: Yucatec Maya I & II)
Yucatec Maya is a Mayan language spoken by 750,000-1 million people
in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and the United States. Knowledge of
Yucatec can be extremely useful for students who in a diverse number
of fields, including Spanish literature, comparative religion,
anthropology, linguistics, Latino studies, and Latin
American/Caribbean history and political science.
In this intermediate level course on Yucatec Maya the focus will be
on increasing vocabulary and improving conversational ability. At
the same time they will gain further familarity with written Maya.
Students will also be learning more about Mayan culture, history,
The core of the course is comprised of speaking and conversation
exercises. Students will be responsible for learning a designated
amount of vocabulary on a weekly basis. Students will use the book:
Spoken Yucatec Maya Language, Volume II (Lessons 13-18). Additional
materials are provided in hardcopy or electronic format for purchase
by the students. This book comes with digital recordings that each
student will purchase and use on their own. Exams consist of written
and oral quizzes.