Women in Developing Countries (3) Analysis of women's work, experiences, and development policies and practices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
WMNST (CED) 420 Women in Developing Countries (3)
The purpose of this course is to increase understanding of women's lives in third world countries at the time when women's movements, grassroots activism, and feminism are on the rise in the third world. The course examines third world women's challenges to Western definitions of feminism and traces the theoretical shifts and practical changes related to women's issues in African, Asia, and Latin America. Students participate in studying specific community and agricultural development projects. Topics include feminist critiques of development and post-colonialism, ecofeminism and environment, sexuality and reproduction, global restructuring, and grassroots community activism. Students will be evaluated based on class participation, two written critiques of readings, a final course project, a mid-term, and a final exam. This course will add diversity to both the rural sociology, community and economic development, and women's studies curricula. International, gender, ethnic, and racial issues are core components of the course. The course will be an elective for Women's Studies majors and minors and will serve graduate students in rural sociology, women's studies, and other fields.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.