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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LIT 310G - Latin American Women Writing in the Margins: Theories of Gender and Sexuality

This course will analyze main narratives produced by Latin American women addressing issues of gender and sexuality in the context of the globalization process –economic event initiated in the decade of 1980’s to the present–. The course focuses on the themes of gender, and sexuality, within the feminist debate, as it takes place in Latin America. The course also offers the opportunity: (1) to discuss theories of gender and sexuality as first proposed in the Western civilization, (2) to assess the interpretation of/reactions to these theories by Latin America feminist writers/theoreticians, and (3) to relate these discussions on gender and sexuality to specific literary productions by women in Latin America. A student-centered teaching methodology will be used in the course. These readings will be accompanied by screening of videos, movies and Internet sites (blogs, etc.) pertinent to the topics of debate proposed in the curriculum. Students will be encouraged to develop presentations utilizing multimedia resources, when appropriate. Course Codes: R. Cross-listed with WMS 301G.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: R. Cross-listed with WMS 301G. Term offering cycle: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Typical yearly cycle: Irregular offering.

Credits: 3

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