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Administrative Unit: Psychology and Sociology
Course Prefix and Number: SOCI 336
Course Title: *Gender and Globalization
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Critical analysis of the history and discourse surrounding globalization, with special emphasis on its gendered effect. Attention is paid to the often invisible micro macro connections between individual lives across the globe. The distribution of power and its impact on development processes is examined. The impact of gender dynamics within social institutions: economic, political, and cultural are also examined. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement. Cross-listed as ANTH 336/WMST 336. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): Junior standing.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered even Fall.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Readings selected from the following journals:

Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies,

Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Gender and Society

Journal of Social Issues


NWSA Journal

Sexuality and Culture

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically About Global Issues
By Rothenberg (Worth)
Gender & Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites and Resistances
By Anne Runyon & Marianne H. Marchand (Routledge)
Colonize This: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism
By Hernandez and Rehman (Seal)
Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity
By Mohanty (Duke)
Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises As If Women Mattered
By Enloe (University of California Press)
Understanding Globalization: The Social Consequences of Political, Economic, and Environmental Change
By Schaeffer (Rowman and Littlefield)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe and explain the emergence of development policies, programs, and discourses and their gendered effect.
  2. Critically analyze the theoretical perspectives on gender and globalization.
  3. Critically interrogate the role of the global north in globalization.
  4. Describe and explain the role of gender in the international anti-globalization movement
  5. Critically analyze development policies/programs, and be able to put critical analysis into a cohesive, written form
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Introduction to globalization discourse
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Gendered effects of globalization¬†
  • Gender and global social institutions
  • Gender and policy
  • Gender and labor
  • The impact of NGOs (non-governmental organizations)
  • Reproduction and population issues
  • Collective and individual strategies of resistance

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Ahoo Tabatabai Date: November 1, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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