This course aims to: 1. Introduce gender theory and the history of women's movements 2. Develop critical thinking and problem solving strategies related to gender issues 3. Develop the four English language skills
We focus on women as social actors and the challenges they have faced in the past, as well as the present. Theoritical perspectives centered around women's issues and movements for social change will be emphasized.
Handouts provided in class
Students are expected to complete all assignments and come prepared for class.
Reading and research assignments; student-led discussions; presentations, midterm evaluation, final paper
１．Introduction to course themes ２．Gender Theory and women through the lens of society ３．Gender Equity Measure ４．Women and development ５．Currrent issues for women in Asia ６．Current issues for women in the Middle East ７．Current issues for women in Europe and North America 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 15．Research essay and semester evaluation
Class size is limited to 30 students
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