Hello History Graduate Students,
Please see below for Dr. Yevette Jordan's course description for spring
*HIST 535/002 CRN 16971 /Women and Global Issues /(Yevette Jordan) Tues.
This course explores a variety of issues around the world to assess
their impact on women's lives, experiences, and opportunities.Women's
issues or explored in local, comparative and transnational contexts.The
materials in this course draw from a wide variety of disciplines
including gender studies, legal studies, labor studies, sociology,
anthropology, history, economics and feminist theory.The course takes an
intersectional approach to the study of global issues by examining how
differently situated women are affected by and help to shape structural,
political and cultural systems that largely define women as mothers and
wives and sources of cheap labor.While noting general commonalities in
women's experiences, the course pays close attention to the ways that
stratifications of class, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and
sexuality produce different levels of inequality among women and men.
While the course readings will cover women's issues in a variety of
countries, it also will focus on more in-depth country studies.
Rana C. FitzGerald Graduate Coordinator Department of History and Art
History George Mason University Robinson Hall B 354 Tel: 703-993-1248
Fax: 703-993-1251 http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/