LATINOAM 243 - Latina Women in the U.S.
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Latina/o American Studies (LATINOAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is an exploration of the history, literature, art and culture of Latina women in the United States. We will focus especially on Chicana, Nuyorican/Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and Caribbean texts, as well as Central American and South American issues as they relate to the experiences and struggles of women in the United States. The class has a comparative race and ethnic studies framework and significantly addresses issues of racism, class, sexuality, sexual diversity, misogyny, and homophobia. Class materials will include art, historiographic and expository essays, novels, narrative, documentary films, and autobiographical/ethnographic writing. Topics discussed in class will include:

  • Who are Latina women? What is unique about them in relation to other women with different backgrounds and men, including Latinos? What are some of their many intellectuals, artistic and activist contributions in the United States? How race, class, and gender intersect in their lives?
  • What kinds of unique ways of thinking and approaches to life, they have to develop to succeed and move forward?

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Intended Audience:

This course is accessible to all undergraduate students at all levels

Class Format:

This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Optional synchronous meetings with the instructor will be conducted through Zoom. Students should have access to a camera and microphone. Optional synchronous meetings with the instructor will be conducted through Zoom


LATINOAM 243 - Latina Women in the U.S.
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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