May 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGS 3110 - Global Women’s Issues: Gender, Activism, and Social Justice

Credits: 4
In this course, students will investigate the effects of Globalization on women, including UN resolutions that define women’s rights as human rights. The course will explore how war, international trade agreements, global sweatshops, the international sex trade and new technologies like genetic engineering affect the lives of women across the globe. Students will also look at how women are mobilizing internationally to create change in the local national and international landscapes. The course will include narratives of Indigenous women from around the world. Some areas of focus include women in the Middle East, Mexico, Asia, South America and North America. A central question will be how women are empowering themselves and others to fight for human rights and social justice.
Fulfills: Social Science distribution requirement. SOSC requirement and D in LS Core.