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Serena D. Maurer
SIS 345
Seattle Campus

Women and International Economic Development

Questions how women are affected by economic development in Third World and celebrates redefinitions of what development means. Theoretical perspectives and methods to interrogate gender and development policies introduced. Current processes of globalization and potential for changing gender and economic inequalities assessed. Offered: jointly with ANTH 345/GWSS 345.

Class description

In this course, students will gain familiarity with a range of approaches to thinking about gender, race, class and international economic development. The focus is on feminist theories and practices of development.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Assigned readings, videos, discussions, combined lecture/discussions. Essays, take home exams, group projects and presentations.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Grades based on participation in class discussions and on the extent to which essays, exams, projects and presentations evidence knowledge of and critical engagement with class materials.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 02/03/2006