Catalogue 2020 - 2021

HIST 373 Women In Latin America


3 cr.


Junior standing.

Course Description

This course considers Latin American history through the lens of women's social and political mobilization in the region from the late colonial period to the present. Gender, power, and the creation of identities in Latin America will be explored. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between the ideologies of gender, class, and race. These scholarly concerns will take us into the household, workplace, and civil society. Chronologically, the course begins in the late colonial period (1770-1810) and extends through contemporary urban popular movements (1970-2000) in order to examine different moments of social and political activism involving, motivated, or impeded by women.


This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive Course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.