May 07, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GS 235 - Gender and Social Justice Issues in Latin America


(3 S.H.)

This course will challenge students to consider ways that shifting gender roles in Latin America contribute to social justice and human rights in the world. We will explore questions about interconnections between political economies, cultures and groups, which affect social justice issues. First, students will be introduced to women’s rights as human rights, and then explore through specific ethnographic examples how women and men have been and continue to be catalysts for change. The first half of class will focus on civil an political rights and the second half on social, economic and environmental rights. Specifically, the course will provide an interdisciplinary view of human rights issues and gendered perspectives in several Latin American countries. Students will explore the question in cross-cultural scenarios: How are values expressed in the home, and how are those translated into the arena of social justice? The course aims at opening students’ intellectual curiosity and establishing life-long learning capacities to understand our complex and globalized world with regard to human and environmental rights. Grade or P/NC. Offered every other semester.



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