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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Spring 2008

WGS 301 • MEXICAN AMER WOMEN, 1910-PRES

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
48710 MW
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
GRG 102
MARTINEZ, ANNE M

Course Description

This course examines the history of Mexican women in the United States. Starting with the Mexican Revolution, which led to the first significant migration of Mexicans to the United States, we will look at lives and roles of Mexican and Mexican American women in this country and along the U.S.-Mexico border. We will explore how race, gender, class and religion shape the experience of Mexican American women, and how the writing of their history has changed in the last one hundred years.

Grading Policy

Essays 60%: Quizzes 30%: Attendance and participation 10%

Texts

Alma García, editor, "Chicana Feminist Thought"; Vicki L. Ruiz, "From Out of the Shadows"; A packet of required readings is available at Jenn's on Guadalupe at Dean Keeton. Additional required readings are available on Blackboard.

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