RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2020, Section 004 - Feminisms in Latin America
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of feminist mobilization in Latin America, punctuated by massive marches throughout the region to protest violence against women. This mobilization might seem to be unprecedented. Indeed, stereotypes of Latin America that circulate in the United States often depict it through the trope of machismo—a Spanish word that connotes clownish male chauvinism, sexism, and homophobia paired with female submissiveness. The reality of gender inequality and violence in the region was brought to public attention in the United States in 2018, when then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions banned immigration judges from considering the threat of domestic violence as a basis for refugee status for battered women from Central America. Sessions’ order was later overturned and the issue remains controversial. What went unremarked during this controversy is the role Latin American feminists played in identifying, denouncing, and combatting gender-based violence and inequality, and in making visible the intricate connections between the violation of women’s rights and other forms of social or political persecution. This feminist activity did not appear suddenly, but developed throughout the history of Latin American women’s activism over more than 100 years.

In this course, we will study the history of diverse Latin American feminisms since the nineteenth century, focusing on both local trajectories and their international impact. We will consider the ways Latin American women influenced the conception of international human rights and the creation of international women’s organizations as well as how they pressured for change at home, allying with other social movements. We will also look at the history of tensions between Latin American feminists and their United States counterparts. Using the University of Michigan’s Global Feminisms Archive, an online repository of interviews with feminists from around the world, students will analyze and contextualize the life history of a specific Latin American feminist within the broader history of global and local feminisms.

This is an intensive writing course. Students will complete short, informal writing assignments both prior to and during each class. These assignments will include critical summary of texts or visual materials, close textual analysis, personal reflection, and responses to reflections by classmates. Formal writing includes both short papers that will be submitted in draft and final form and a final project that will be submitted in various stages. We will incorporate co-authored reports into group projects. Students will learn to participle in constructive and effective peer review.

Intended Audience:

This class welcomes entirely online participation. While there will be optional in-person components, no part of this course requires you to be on campus or present in-person.

Class Format:

RCCORE 100.004 will be fully compatible with remote online learning. I hope to meet students in person outdoors, weather permitting, during the first few weeks of class, and will provide a means for students who cannot attend in person to participate virtually. There will be several group assignments that students may choose to complete online or in person outside of class time.

All class meetings will be synchronous; most will be conducted through zoom. If students are unable to attend due to illness or poor internet connection, they can view the recorded session afterwards and offer responses through the canvas discussion board.

All class meetings will be synchronous; most will be conducted through zoom. If students are unable to attend due to illness or poor internet connection, they can view the recorded session afterwards and offer responses through the canvas discussion board.

There are no tests. There are in-class presentations and if any students can not participate at the regular class meeting time, we will organize an alternate way for them to complete their presentation

Schedule

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
14358
Closed
0
1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
002 (SEM)
 Online
27883
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
003 (SEM)
 Online
22537
Closed
0
1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
004 (SEM)
  Hybrid
23241
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0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
005 (SEM)
  Hybrid
22540
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0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
006 (SEM)
  Hybrid
23242
Closed
0
1RC Ugrd
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
007 (SEM)
 Online
16171
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0
1RC Ugrd
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
008 (SEM)
 Online
27885
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
009 (SEM)
 Online
22541
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
010 (SEM)
 Online
19002
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
011 (SEM)
 Online
17817
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
013 (SEM)
 Online
20677
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
014 (SEM)
 Online
25284
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0
1RC Ugrd
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
015 (SEM)
 Online
25285
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0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Class is reserved for incoming Residential College students only.
016 (SEM)
  Hybrid
33683
Open
4
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Online m-t with RCCORE 100.004
017 (SEM)
  Hybrid
38841
Open
2
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: online m-t with RCCORE 100.005
018 (SEM)
  Hybrid
39537
Open
11
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: online m-t for RCCORE 100.006

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