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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HI 369 - Race, Gender and Sexuality in Colonial Latin America

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the social history of colonial Latin America through the lenses of “race,” gender, and sexuality. Categories of difference including race/caste, social status, honor, and propriety guided colonial lives. Despite the potential for harsh punishments, individuals manipulated social norms and negotiated the arenas of gender, “race,” patriarchy, and sexuality to fit their individual needs. Topics discussed include religion, social mobility, sexual deviance, gender relations, love, and romance. Region: Asia/Africa/Latin America. Note: This course may be offered as a survey or as a methodologically-intensive seminar. If offered as a seminar, the following prerequisites apply: HI majors must complete HI 200  with a minimum grade of C. Non-HI majors require permission of instructor.