The WGGP Fall 2013Course List includes only graduate courses that satisfy the requirements for the GRID minor.
Complete list of all Elective Courses for WGGP GRID Minor (click for pdf link)
WOMEN AND GENDER IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
Gender Relations in International Development Graduate Minor (GRID) Course List, Fall 2013
This Course List, compiled by the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP), includes GRID Core and Elective Courses that are approved for the graduate minor, Gender Relations in International Development (GRID), administered by WGGP in conjunction with the Department of Human and Community Development in the College of ACES. The interdisciplinary GRID minor has been cooperatively developed by a number of sponsoring academic units for students who are interested in scholarship and employment in such areas as public policy analysis and planning, international agriculture, international business, comparative education, comparative social science and human resource development in an international context.
For the GRID minor, students must, in addition to fulfilling the degree requirements of their major department, take:
- GRID Core Seminar (HCD 571G/GWS 512 offered every Spring).
- Two more additional units of course work from a broad list of: GRID Elective Courses (Only courses offered in Spring 2012 are listed below. For a complete list contact the WGGP Program.)
Core Course for the GRID Graduate Minor (Offered every Spring)
This course focuses on analysis of the gendered dimensions of globalization and socio-economic transformation policies during the last few decades. It provides students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address global human security and gender equity issues in research and policy analysis. We will examine who gains and who loses from neoliberal policies, explore the alternative human development and capability approach, assess the disparities in the impacts of crises and reforms on women, men, and children, and study the successful strategies and policies that appear. The course will address conceptual tools for evaluating development policies based on different paradigms. It satisfies the core requirement for the GRID graduate minor offered by the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) program and Human and Community Development in cooperation with departments and units across campus; for more information, check the WGGP webpage. Related seminars and other programs are offered by WGGP and cosponsors; students are encouraged to attend these and other related events.
Elective Courses approved for the GRID Graduate Minor
(Allen-Smith, J) MWF 11-11:50am 313 Mumford Types of African economies and growth of the exchange economy; development of natural resources, industry, trade, finance, and education; analysis of economic integration, governmental planning, and development projects; and demographic, land tenure, and institutional influences on development. 3 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ECON 302 or consent of instructor
(Anthony, K) TR 11-12:20pm 102-A Architecture Bldg Analyzes how the built environment reflects social attitudes towards gender and race. Identifies the work of women and people of color in architecture and related disciplines as consumers, critics, and creators of the environment. Provides links with valuable professional networks in Chicago and elsewhere. Same as GWS 424. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
(Akresh, R) MW 2-3:20pm 123 David Kinley Hall 3 Analyzes the economic problems associated with newly developing nations; emphasizes their economic structures, their factor scarcities, and their programs for development.
(Akresh, R) MW 12:30-1:50am 215 David Kinley Hall Analyzes the newly developing economies,with emphasis on institutional factors affecting development and economic policy relating to development. Prerequisite: Econ 507or equivalent.
(Barnett, B) T 10-11:50am 323 Education Bldg T 1-2:50pm 323 Education Bldg Graduate-level sociological examination of how gender, race, ethnicity, cultural diversity and class function in the development of diverse American families, which are important foundations of education. Primary attention will be given to African American and Hispanic families. Secondary attention will be given to Asian American, Native American and other racial and ethnic family groups.
(McCarthy, M) F 1-2:50pm 176 Education Bldg Section CM5: Visualizing Global Context: Using Theories and Methodologies of Discourse Analysis in dissertation Research
(Hoffman, V) TR 3:30-4:50pm 1030 Foreign Languages Bldg This course examines the way Muslims are incorporating, changing, and analyzing their tradition and their place in the contemporary world. It explores contemporary, often revisionist Muslim ideas on a broad range of ethical issues that face societies today, such as human rights, gender and sexuality, religious pluralism, just war, and abortion.
(Miraftab, F) TR 4-5:20pm 223 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall Introduces students to the main theoretical frameworks and conceptual building blocks of urban and community development in the Third World. This includes the approaches to development planning, the notion of community participation and empowerment, and the role of various actors including the poor, the non-government organizations, and the grassroots.
(Miraftab, F) W 5-7:50pm 19 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall Advanced graduate seminar concerning urban and regional development processes in a global context. Closely examines critical issues and select topics in international development planning based upon individual research readings.