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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WGST 340 - Gender and Global Education


Credit(s): 3
Lecture: 3
Non-Lecture: 0
This course examines the state of girls and women’s education in the context of contemporary globalization and development. The course is a feminist analysis of global education that uses gender equity as the measure of progress. It will introduce students to global and local forces impacting gender and schooling, and the struggles for girls’ education. Formal education is a major social/cultural institution that produces knowledge and skills needed for participation in all spheres of society. Education is an internationally recognized right for all, and one that is foundational for gender equity. The level of girls and women’s access to education enables or denies them participation in civic and economic life. The course is an analysis of how current processes of globalization are transforming education across the world, and how girls and women fit into the changing picture. Offered spring, odd years.



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