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HIS 3983. Women and Gender in Latin America. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the role of gender in Latin American history, particularly with respect to the lives of ordinary women. Topics that may be discussed include exploring the changing roles of women over time to see how colonialism and imperialism, the rise of capitalism, and the existence of race/ethnicity and class hierarchies impacted women’s social, economic and political roles. Regional and topical themes may vary. Throughout the course, we will be sensitive to how gender norms informed the ways women and men exercised power as well as the forces that constrained them from using power.