1. Understand the gender gap from a global perspective 2. Build knowledge about women's movements 3. Research women's role in relation to sustainable development
This course examines the status of women in both the developed and developing world by an investigation into their cultural and social systems. Through various case studies, readings and documentaries, we will explore why women tend to achieve less power and status. The topics addressesd in this course include women in education, the workplace, politics and the environment.
Women Healing the Earth
Textbooks and readings will be on reserve in the library
Attendance/ Active participation in class/ Reading assignments/ 2 Oral research presentations/ 2 research papers
１．Introduction to course outline ２．Status of women worldwide: Gender Equity (Gender Index) ３．Women and Development: The issue of patriarchy ４．The development process from a feminist perspective ５．Women in the global factory ６．Education for women in developing economies ７．Women, the environment and developing economies ８．Student research presentations on women's issues ９．Women in developed economies: Gaps in gender equality 10．Women's activism and the forces against it 11．Strands of women's movements 12．Feminism and the Green Movement 13．Eco-feminism: Women and environmental activism 14．The role of gender and the perception of women as leaders 15．Student research presentations on women's issues
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