Associate Professor, Human and Community Development, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
Director, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program
Entrepreneurial course taught by Professor Summerfield
HCD595G/GWS 480, Gender Relations in International Development
This course focuses on analysis of the gendered dimensions of globalization and socio-economic transformation policies during the last few decades. It provides students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address global human security and gender equity issues in research and policy analysis. We will examine who gains and who loses from neoliberal policies, explore the alternative human development and capability approach, assess the disparities in the impacts of crises and reforms on women, men, and children, and study the successful strategies and policies that appear. The course will address conceptual tools for evaluating development policies based on different paradigms. It satisfies the core requirement for the GRID graduate minor offered by the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) program and Human and Community Development in cooperation with departments and units across campus; for more information, check the WGGP webpage. Related seminars and other programs are offered by WGGP and cosponsors; students are encouraged to attend these and other related events.
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