Mapuche Games

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mapuche Games

  • Host University

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

  • Location

    Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Chile

  • Area of Study

    Latin American Studies, Physical Education, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    High Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    I. Description
    a. Theoretic course- practice of indigenous Chilean games.
    b. Results of the investigation of Ethno-historic and Ethnographic effects found by the professor of the course.

    II. Thematic Units
    a. Palin or Chueca: Game similar to hockey played on grass.
    b. Linao: Game similar to rugby
    c. Pillmatum: series of ball games played with your hands.

    III. Objectives
    a. To experience the Mapuche culture through its games.
    b. To become familiar with and practice Chilean aboriginal games.

    IV. Evaluation
    a. 80% attendance
    b. Participation in workshops
    c. Participation in games

    V. Bibliography
    Juegos Aborígenes de Chile. Contribución a una Alternativa didáctica en la Educación Física Latinoamericana. Carlos López Von Vriessen en Revista Perspectiva Educacional. Instituto de Educación Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. N°26 de Marzo 1996.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.