In this seminar, we will be reviewing the works and the contributions made by women to the development of modern nations in Latin America. This course is designed to help you achieve an inclusive portrait of women’s participation in the public sphere through writing, political activism, and cultural activity. A second important objective of this course is the analysis of gender relationships in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries from literary, historical and sociocultural perspectives. Special attention is given to how political power has shaped and influenced the construction of gender relationships in Latin America and the Hispanic community in the U.S. to explain situations of inequality and inequity for women today. This course includes group discussions, oral presentations and lectures presented by various experts.