Women and International Development

HOUSECS 59.13

Spring 2017

Monday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Keohane Quad 4B

This course is an overview of the issues facing women in international development. We will focus on women in developing nations, and each class will cover a different pertinent topic, from HIV/AIDS to access to secondary education. We will examine these issues from multiple perspectives, including public policy, cultural anthropology and human rights viewpoints. The main topics covered are women’s health, women’s education and women’s economic contributions. Throughout our discussions, we will be exploring organizations dedicated to ameliorating gender disparities.

Instructor(s): 
  • Virginia Black, vpb@duke.edu; Madeline Thornton, mjt41@duke.edu
Sponsor/Department: 
  • Sherryl Broverman, Biology
Class Limit: 
15