WOMENSTD 151 - Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender
Section: 001 Gender, Population and Development
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the discourses and practices of development and population control targeting non-western countries. The course situates these discourses and practices in histories of colonial encounters, international politics, and global relations of power and inequalities. We will survey a diverse range of debates among the critics of population and development policies and projects in order to see how such debates have succeeded or failed in altering hegemonic approaches to development with new approaches that attend to peoples' histories, social locations, and health and human rights. The course will analyze these discourses and practices with reference to local politics and realities of uneven development that produce gender, class, and ethnic disparities. Although the course material focuses on non-western countries, Africa in particular, we will also look at some examples of how these discourses are projected on poor communities elsewhere including the U.S. The course also aims at introducing students to the methodologies of doing research in the social sciences, for instance students will do group projects on either the case of Katrina-New Orleans or the Darfur conflict, Western Sudan as research topics for their final papers.

WOMENSTD 151 - Social Science Seminars on Women and Gender
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
6Enrollment Management
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
6Enrollment Management
Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Seats in First-Year Seminars are opened gradually during summer orientation. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may register. All others need permission of instructor
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