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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SOC 318
Title Women, Globalization, and Development
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII
Prerequisites SOC 201

Description

This course examines women and social change in different social, cultural, economic and political systems of the world to develop an understanding of the status of women in different cultural contexts and how women's statuses have changed over time. In the last half of the twentieth century, globalization has greatly transformed the social organization of many societies. Women in the Global South such as parts of Asia (except Japan), Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East have been impacted by these global social forces and should be studied as part of an interdependent world. The role of the United Nations' Commission on the status of Women (CSW) in advocating for gender equality throughout the world also will be studied. Three lecture hours per week.