WGSS 211
Gender in the Global Economy Fall 2022
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed ECON 105
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This course will present a feminist economic analysis of the global economy, and some of the urgent issues facing women in the Global South. The course will start by developing theoretical resources: these will include feminist critiques of economic theory, work on care labor and the shifting boundaries between markets, governments, households and the environment, and discussions of intersectionality and difference. Then we will discuss a series of interlinked issues which may include the contradictory effects of structural adjustment and its successors; the informal sector and global value chains; the economics of sex work and global sex trafficking; climate change; and migration. We will finish by looking at community-based activism, non-governmental organizations, and the possibilities for North/South alliances.
The Class: Format: seminar; lecture/discussion
Limit: 20
Expected: 12
Class#: 1147
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: reaction papers, research paper; participation in class discussion will count for part of the grade
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies majors
Unit Notes: This course cannot count toward the ECON major.
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
WGSS 211 Division II ECON 105 Division II
DPE Notes: This course meets the DPE requirement because it asks students to reflect critically on issues of gender and economic power around the world in a comparative contextual framework.
Attributes: GBST Economic Development Studies
WGSS Racial Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses

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