At the Nexus of Gender & Development Studies.
In this course, we will explore two interconnected literatures: Specifically, gender studies and development studies. These topics will be approached from both a feminist and philosophical perspective, meaning that you will be taught how to use critical lenses/tools helpful for uncovering and analyzing key values and assumptions within these literatures. Specific topics covered include: gender, oppression, cultural relativism, power, multiculturalism, international development, and global justice. The course will also provide students with a historical introduction to the fields of feminism, development, and gender and development studies. Particular attention will be given to the evolution of critiques of historical development projects by feminists and third world (or two thirds world) women.