Gender Equality: Global Perspectives on on Economic and Political Empowerment

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Gender Equality: Global

Fall 2019

Taught By: Maxine Weisgrau

Section: A

CRN: 3266

Credits: 3

This course explores the multiple constructions of gender in development, economic and political discourse. By the conclusion of the course students will understand the intersection of gender construction with other social categories and with economic and political trends; and the reflection of gender norms and goals in development policies, measurement technologies, and interventions. Through the course readings and discussions, we consider how different gender and sexual identity constructions inform local, national, regional and global politics of development, and how they shape the strategies and activities of civil society organizations, state institutions and international actors. We interrogate stated and implied models of feminism and masculinity in state and development discourses, and their sociocultural, economic and policy implications. We also critically examine current practices for integrating gender concerns in development policies, programs and projects. Throughout the semester students develop a project that uses development data sources and case studies to explore development trajectories and sector issues for a country of their choice. This course is open only to advanced undergraduates (third and fourth year students). To request permission, send email to instructor: Maxine Weisgrau

NOTE: This course was formerly titled "Gender and Development."

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:25pm 3/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019