Explores the gendered effects of contemporary processes of globalization. Focusing primarily on women's lives, the course examines how cultural, political and economic globalizations are changing the landscape of gender relations. Students will become familiar with many of the current issues and debates in transnational gender research, including the implications of economic development/modernization, neoliberalism, militarization, and population control agendas. Also examines work and labor, transnational families and care work, sexuality across borders, and struggles for human rights. Counts toward the International Studies Interdisciplinary Minor and the Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Minor.
Students entering 2012: satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies Social Science distribution requirement.