This course aims to build critical thinking skills related to class readings, discussions and movie documentaries centered around women's issues and movements for social change.
In this course we focus on women as social actors and the challenges they have faced in the past, as well as present-day challenges. Based on feminist theory and eco-feminism, we will explore barriers women face, goals and strategies for social change, and the challenges and rewards that result.
Cracking the Boy's Code by Michael B. Johnson
Students are expected to complete all assignments and come prepared for class.
Reading and research assignments, class discussions, presentations and a final paper
１．Introduction to the course themes 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．Movie Erin Brockovich and water pollution 15．Research essay and semester evaluation
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