In addition to Heredia’s fun classes, like Dances of Latin America and Latin American Cuisine, this upcoming Spring 2015 semester will feature two new courses taught by Visiting Professor Marjorie Sánchez-Walker from California State University, Stanislaus.
Comparative World Women
HIST/WS, 400-level, 3 credits
This course is designed to give a broad view of world women in general and more specifically to the development of gender expectations across time and space. Men are not left out of this opinion; women are simply the centerpiece in a comparative context. Discovery asks why gender assignments were a necessary strategy for the economic and political survival of society which has equated them in the modern era to “maternal” or “homebound.” Are women victims of gender inequities or are women the enforcers of gender expectations? These questions will concentrate on gender examples in Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the North Atlantic.
US-Latin American Relations
HIST/PSC, 400-level, 3 credits
This course is designed to examine the historical events that have shaped US-Latin American relations since 1823. A chronological approach permits an investigation of political and economic hegemony from the north and accommodation and resistance from the south. Such an approach is complicated at times as the physical environment is comprised of one dominant nation and 33 non-aligned neighbors, each with a unique history. Special consideration will examine events in Central America and Cuba.
Don’t forget about these other fun courses for Spring 2015 and Fall 2015:
- Latin America and its Cultures
- Latin America and its Cultures Field Study
- Dances of Latin America
- Latin America Cuisine