This course aims to build critical thinking skills related to readings, discussions and movie documentaries centered on women's movements for social change.
This course continues from the 1st semester to focus on women as social actors and the challenges they face. Based on feminist theory, we will explore barriers women face in society and goals and strategies for social change.
Handouts will be given in class.
Students are expected to complete all assignments and come prepared for class.
Reading and research assignments, student-led discussions; midterm evaluation, presentations; a final paper
１．Overview of class themes ２．Feminist Theory ３．Perspectives through the feminist lens ４．Process of change: Glass Ceiling ５．Process of change: Labyrinth theory ６．Women and work ７．Women and politics ８．Midterm evaluation ９．Women's issues from a global perspective 10．Emotional relations 11．Intellectual relations 12．Movie: Working Girl 13．Research on women's empowerment 14．Future perspectives 15．Final research paper and feedback; class evaluation
Class is limited to 30 students
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