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LASC348A/WMST379L/HIST328I: Special Topics in Latin American Studies; Online and in the Streets: Protest and Activism in Latin American Feminist Movements

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Global Classrooms Team

GCAn interdisciplinary approach to Latin American and Caribbean history, culture, and politics, through the lenses of feminist protest and activism. The class explores how activists fight for change, both online and in the streets and how feminists agendas changed over time. We consider ideas of space, sexuality, gender, and nation as they intersect with race and class, explore women’s movements in the 20th century, and examine current feminist agendas and the gendered implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: this class has a synchronous component. Watch this short video clip to learn more!

UMD and non-UMD freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible. Register in Testudo for one of the following three credit courses:

Registration opens on February 23, 2021. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). This course will be offered during Summer Session 2C (July 12-30).

Non-UMD undergraduates will need to submit an application through the Office of Extended Studies to register. Non-UMD graduate students or professionals will need to apply to the UMD Graduate School to participate in this course.

Sabrina Gonzalez is a PhD candidate in the Department of History. She graduated from Universidad Nacional de La Matanza, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a BA in social communication. Her dissertation entitled: “Schools as Laboratories: Science, Children’s Bodies, and School Reformers in the Making of Modern Argentina (1880-1930)” studies the historical processes by which schoolteachers in South America used education as a tool for emancipation and built a transnational school reform movement that challenged and contributed to children’s disciplining. In Argentina, she has taught multiple classes at public universities, high schools, and alternative schools for adults. Since 2006, she has been working with social movements as a communicator, educator, and student and labor organizer. At UMD, she tried to bring her previous activism to engage with the Latinx community on campus and the DC area. As an advocate for community building and collective action she co-founded the Latin American Studies Center Writing Group and the LASC Graduate Student Collective, and she served as the co-president of the History Graduate Student Association (2018-2019). For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

*Please note this program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship

Tuition: Undergraduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident $374
Out-of-State Resident $1,485
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $746
Out-of-State Resident  $1,658
Summer Online Fee   $100

Costs listed above are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates for summer 2021.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2022 03/15/2022 01/20/2022