Gender and Development
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5258
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Description:
This course explores the multiple constructions of gender in development, economic and political discourse. By the conclusion of the course students will understand the intersection of gender construction with other social categories and with economic and political trends; and the reflection of gender norms and goals in development policies, measurement technologies, and interventions. Through the course readings and discussions, we consider how different gender and sexual identity constructions inform local, national, regional and global politics of development, and how they shape the strategies and activities of civil society organizations, state institutions and international actors. We interrogate stated and implied models of feminism and masculinity in state and development discourses, and their sociocultural, economic and policy implications. We also critically examine current practices for integrating gender concerns in development policies, programs and projects. Throughout the semester students develop a project that uses development data sources and case studies to explore development trajectories and sector issues for a country of their choice
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions