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Fall 2011-2012
GSS 302 / LAS 314 / REL 300 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in the Study of Gender - Gender, Sexuality, and Religion in Colonial Latin America

Jessica Delgado

Advanced seminar; focus changes from year to year. In general the seminar uses contemporary and classic works of feminist theory to examine ideas about gender that have shaped modern culture. Topics have included feminism and liberalism, literature and ideology, and psychoanalysis and feminism.

Sample reading list:
Asunción Lavrin, Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America
Nancy E. van Deusen, Between the Sacred and the Worldly: The Institutional and Cu
Martha Few, Women Who Live Evil Lives: Gender, Religion, and the Politic
María Elena Martínez, Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gen

Reading/Writing assignments:
First Short Essay: 15%. Second Short Essay: 20%. Third Short Essay: 20%. Final Paper: 30%. (Final paper grade includes presentation of topic and outline: worth 5% of final paper grade)

Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Other Exam - 20%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 15%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 5%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Not Open to Freshmen.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22366 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   McCormick Hall   363   Enrolled:9 Limit:20