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Hello History Graduate Students,

Please see below for Dr. Yevette Jordan's course description for spring 2011.

Best,
Rana


HIST 535/002 CRN 16971 Women and Global Issues (Yevette Jordan) Tues. 7:20-10:00 pm

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. 

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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/