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 multiple constructions of gender in economic and political discourses; the intersection of gender with other social categories and with economic and political trends; and the reflection of gender norms and goals in practices and interventions. Through the course readings and discussions, we will consider how constructions of masculinity, femininity and sexuality inform local, national, regional and global policies. We will demonstrate how these constructions shape the strategies and activities of civil society organizations, state institutions and international actors. We will interrogate stated and implied models of feminism, masculinity and sexualities in economic and political discourses, explore their colonial and post-colonial histories, and discuss policy implications for the present and the future. We will also critically examine current practices for integrating gender and sexuality in development policies, programs and projects. 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."
This course is part of the Development concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 11:37am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1101

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