HIS209: “INCAS, SPANIARDS AND DICTATORS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF ARGENTINA FROM EMPIRE TO NATIONHOOD”
New Course Offered: 2022 Term 1 (Junior Lecturer Series)
When: Tuesdays beginning 15 February 2022, 5:30-6:30pm for eight consecutive 1-hour sessions, ending on 5 April 2022.
How to attend: This course is only offered as a series of live-streamed events via Zoom. You have the option to attend each session live (Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm New Zealand time) or to watch the recorded live session at your leisure. These are usually available the following day.
Location: On-line via-Zoom only.
- Week 1 (Tue 15 Feb 2022): Incan Beginnings: Life for an Average Incan
- Week 2 (Tue 22 Feb 2022): Incan Empire Building
- Week 3 (Tue 1 Mar 2022): Contact, Conflict and Classism: Spanish and Incan Interaction
- Week 4 (Tue 8 Mar 2022): The Road to Independence… if you can call it that
- Week 5 (Tue 15 Mar 2022): The Birth of a Country
- Week 6 (Tue 22 Mar 2022): The Rise and Fall of the Peróns: Charismatic Politics and Military Dictatorship
- Week 7 (Tue 29 Mar 2022): Economic Blues
- Week 8 (Tue 5 April 2022): Panuelo Verde: The ‘Green Scarf’ Feminist Movement
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Distance Learning: This course is only offered via Zoom. Learners have two options for attending our courses once they have registered:
- attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time,
- watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule.
These options can be mixed and matched throughout the course to suit your own availability and location.
Grace Aislabie is a third year student at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, working towards a double degree in Law and Arts, majoring in Spanish and Linguistics. Grace has studied Spanish all through High School, travelled to Argentina in 2019 and has continued her fascination with Latin America through her university studies in Spanish Language and Culture as well as through her Spanish conversation group. Grace is looking towards getting back to South America, hopefully to be able to give to the community through volunteering or teaching, to put her Spanish into use and to experience more of the culture. Additionally, she plans to develop a career in international law, in the areas of environmental and social justice. In her spare time, Grace enjoys cross-stitch, reading novels, baking, and her part-time work at a gelato shop.
This course is offered on-line only and has no in-person component. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, which allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom.
Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time.
Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning sessions will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.
- Any Term can be taken independently of the others, and there are no prerequisites for any of the Term courses.
- This class has no assignments, required readings, quizzes, tests or exams.
- All classes encourage questions and group discussion.
- PDF copies of each class presentation, where appropriate, are emailed to all participants the next day so that you are free to focus on class content rather than taking notes. You are most welcome to come, sit back, relax, take part in and enjoy the discussions!
- There are no refunds for missed classes. Missed classes can be made up by watching the on-line recording of the class session, which is usually posted within 24 hours.
- Guests of registered participants are welcome to attend a single class at no charge.
- Certificates of Completion for any particular Term Course or Series are available for Professional Development purposes upon request at the end of each Term or Series.
Cost per person per Term (8 one hour classes):
- Waged: NZ$75 (includes GST + online registration fee)
- Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): NZ$65 (includes GST + online registration fee)
Prices for Waged and Unwaged registrants remain the same regardless of your chosen method for accessing our courses. This means that you have the option to mix and match access between attending our regularly-scheduled live class sessions on-line via Zoom at the regularly scheduled class meeting time (no matter where you are located), or watching the video-recorded sessions anywhere at a time and date of your choosing. This allows you to study at your own pace and in your own time.
Once registered, you have two choices for attending your course:
- Zoom in to our live classroom sessions and participate in discussions,
- access the live-recorded class sessions each week. This allows you to register for an entire course, even though the scheduled class session day/time may not be suitable to your schedule. You may also use this option to watch any recorded session for review, or in case you may miss a class session due to prior engagement, being away, or due to illness. This allows you to catch up with any “missed” sessions at a more suitable time.
Once registered, you will receive detailed instructions on how to access our courses via either of the distance-learning options, i.e. live access via Zoom, or watching the video-recorded sessions.
LOCATION: This class is offered as an on-line Zoom course only.
All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse offices and classrooms located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station) (entrance is located on the side of the building, see map below). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front on Anglesea Street.
DISTANCE LEARNING: You get to choose your location when you Zoom in to our live classroom sessions, or access our classes at your leisure and at a time and day of your choosing by watching the video recorded sessions from each class. This allows you to study at your own pace and access class content from anywhere in the world.