This course examines the relationship women have with their natural environment and the approaches women take in response to environmental issues based on their social systems and values. Analysis of case studies will define how women's empowerment impacts the environment. The course aims at familiarizing students with connections between feminist thought and environmentalism within a global context.
Attendance/ Active participation in class/ Reading assignments/ Oral presentations/ Term-end research-based paper
Readings and other materials will be provided in class
Warren, Karen, J. Ecofeminist Philosophy, Rowan and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2000.
1. Overview of women's issues in the environment 2. Eco-feminist approach to environmentalism 3. Case study in India 4. Case study in Japan 5. Case study in Africa 6. Case study in America 7. Analysis and promotion of women's governance
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