International Gender Issues
The lens of gender provides crucial insights into the problems confronting the world today as well as to their solutions. This concentration prepares students to critically examine issues of women and gender in differing cultural contexts, as well as their complex intersections with race, class, ethnicity, and sexual identity, providing a rich, interdisciplinary focus to questions of gender and inequality. Courses will cover a range of contested topics including globalization, work, economic re-structuring, human rights, environmental issues and justice, resource rights, empowerment, and grassroots organizing, and how these relate to questions of development in gendered ways. Students graduating with this concentration will have a foundation valuable for a wide range of experiences and careers, including: policy, advocacy, or social work; international development; working in non-governmental organizations or public service; working within diverse populations; and pursuing further education in a graduate program.
INTL 421 Gender and International Development *Requires INTL 240 as a pre-requisite.
INTL 433 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH 314 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH 315 Gender, Folklore, Inequality
GEOG 410 Gender & Geography
INTL 407 Women’s Movements around the World
INTL 465 Global Reproductive Health
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PS 348 Women and Politics
SOC 355 Sociology of Women
SOC 455 Issues in Sociology of Gender
SOC 456 Feminist Theory
WGS 315 History & Development of Feminist Theory
WGS 432 Gender, Environment and Development