Metropolitan State University

ETHS 354 : Latina/o Gender and Sexuality

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies , Goal 07 - Human Diversity
This course studies concepts of gender and sexuality in US Latina/o communities. Particular foci of the course are concepts of femininity and masculinity, the family, feminist critical analysis, and contemporary Latina/o lesbian and gay expressions of identity. The course approaches its topics through an interdisciplinary framework using scholarship, memoir, manifesto, and popular culture.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2013 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze and explain the particular social, economic, and political factors that influence the development of these cultural artifacts at an advanced collegiate level.
  2. Apply this knowledge to comprehend and assess the impact of gender and sexuality on Chicana/o identity and community formation in the United States at an advanced collegiate level.
  3. Critically examine various cultural practices, productions, examples, and/or artifacts that focus on Chicana/o gender and sexuality at an advanced collegiate level.
  4. Identify key concepts of gender and sexuality critically connected to Chicana/o racial-ethnic community and identity at an advanced collegiate level.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
Goal 07 - Human Diversity
  1. Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
  2. Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
  3. Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States' history and culture.
  4. 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.
G. Special Information