LAH: Latin American History Courses

Courses

LAH 4728   Gender and Sexuality in Latin America from Colonization to Today

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course examines gender roles and sexuality throughout Latin American History. We begin by investigating pre-Colombian conceptions of sex, gender, and the family. Next we explore how the Spanish conquest altered the role of women in Latin American politics, religion, and society. We also look at how ideas of sex and marriage were altered. After the conquest period notions of gender and sexuality continued to evolve and have a significant impact on independence movements, the creation of nation states, and the abolition of slavery. The course tackles all of these themes, concluding in the 20th century examining current obstacles faced by women and the LGBTQ communities of Latin America. This course explores issues of gender and sexuality across Latin America from Mexico and Cuba to Peru, Brazil, and Colombia. Meets Multicultural Requirement.

LAH 4905   Directed Study

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

LAH 6476   Colonial Caribbean

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This class introduces students to the colonial Caribbean as a historically unique region. Beginning with European contact in 1492, students examine the century of Spanish hegemony before turning to the evolution of the British islands from frontiers to mature plantation societies, and finally concluding with the emancipation of 1833. Students will evaluate scholarship and sources in the classroom and in major research projects.

LAH 6905   Directed Study

Col of Arts, Soc Sci and Human, Department of History

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)