This course focuses on cultural constructions of gender as they are represented in literature, art, film and /or social movements. Special attention will be given to individual and collective strategies to redefine traditional cultural values related to gender. We will also consider how the relationships among gender, race, and social class affect who produces national discourse and how. Artistic and social expression from different historical periods in Spanish, Latin American, and/or Latino/a cultures will be the basis of our discussions. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: ILCS 206, ILCS260 or consent of the instructor.