This course aims to build students' critical thinking skills related to readings and discussions centered on women's movements for social change.
In this course we focus on women as social actors and the challenges they have faced in the past and in the present. Based on feminist theory and eco-feminism, we will explore barriers women face, goals and strategies for social change, and the rewards and challenges that result.
The Polity Reader in Gender Studies
Students are expected to complete all assignments and come prepared for class.
Class performance, reading and research assignments, class presentations and a final paper
１．Introduction to course ２．Women through the lens of society ３．Gender Equity Measure ４．Women and development ５．Women in the global factory ６．Education as empowerment ７．Case study on impacts of education ８．Student presentation and research paper ９．Women and the environment: Concepts of Ecofeminism 10．Rachel Carson and Silent Spring 11．Michiko Ishimure and Minamata Disease 12．Chipko Movement in India 13．Wangari Mathai and the Green Belt Movement 14．Lois Gibbs and Love Canal 15．Research essay and semester evaluation
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