WGST 203 Chicana Writers/Visual Artists

Who is the Virgin of Guadalupe? When was the Mexican Revolution? What is a "Zootsuit"? Students will explore these questions and more in the interdisciplinary course taught in English. In the class, students will become familiar with Chicana Mexican American history and culture through installation art, mural art, altar designs, and paintings by artists such as Frida Kahlo, Judy Baca, Amalia Mesa-Bains, and Yolanda Lopez among others. Students will also discuss issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality through texts by Chicana writers Gloria Anzaldua, Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros, and Demetria Martinez.




Offered on occasion