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ETHS 354 Comparative Latinx and Latin American Gender and Sexuality

This course studies and compares concepts of gender and sexuality in US Latinx communities and Latin America. Particular foci of the course are concepts of gender, the family, feminist critical analyses, and historic and contemporary Latin American and Latinx LGBTQ expressions of identity. This course has a significant focus on race and racism.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 7, 2020 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze and explain the particular social, economic, political, and racial factors that influence the development of Latin American and Latinx genders and sexualities
  • Apply this knowledge to comprehend and assess the intersectional impact of race, gender and sexuality on identity and community formation for Latinx peoples in the United States and in Latin America
  • Critically examine various social and cultural practices, productions, examples, and/or artifacts that inform Latinx and Latin American gender and sexuality
  • Identify key concepts of gender and sexuality critically connected to racial-ethnic community formation, race, ethnicity, skin color, social class, and identity in Latinx and Latin American contexts
  • Discuss the impact of race and racism on different gender and sexuality formations in Latinx and Latin American contexts.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 7: Human Diversity

  • Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States' history and culture.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
  • Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
  • Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
  • Demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.