CLACS offers elementary and intermediate courses in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language spoken by over 10 million people. Including the variant Kichwa (or Quichwa), Quechua is the most widely spoken native american language in the Americas. Also known as runa simi ("people's language"), it is spoken in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, with the largest number of native speakers in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Quechua courses satisfy the language requirements of the College of Arts of Sciences, the undergraduate major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Graduate School.
Learn more about the student Runasimi Outreach Collective which promotes Andean culture and Quechua-language learning.