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Fall 2021
Sep 27,2022
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This course uses a sociological perspective, complemented by historical, economic, political, and cultural approaches, to explore how strategies for international development have shaped women's lives. We will examine the assumptions behind common development indicators believed to reflect women's realities. For example, do higher levels of national economic growth mean that the living conditions for most women and their families in developing countries automatically improve? Does participation in the work force give women greater autonomy in the family? Special attention will be given to the cultural basis of women's roles in developing societies as well as structural shifts that are altering those roles. In addition to reading the latest analyses of the costs and benefits of development programs for women’s lives, we will conduct studies of social problems in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East to examine ways women creatively respond to socioeconomic constraints in their communities.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Sociology Department

Course Attributes:
MN-AFR AMR STD-Hist & Pol Tht, MJ-Africana Studies, MN-Africana Studies, Gen Ed 18-Syst, Sust&Society, OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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