New course on "Women and Sustainability" offered in Spring 2013 | Women's & Gender Studies
January 8, 2013

New course on "Women and Sustainability" offered in Spring 2013

The Women's Studies Program will be offering a new course in Spring 2013: "Women and Sustainability" (WMST 4260/5800). Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course will explore the links between women, environment, population and health issues. Some of the topics covered will include the evolution of development discourses from colonialism to globalization to sustainable development; the environmental and gendered impacts of the Green Revolution and other agricultural technologies; water wars; the links between poverty, gender and sustainable development; population policies, and women's health. Students will read case studies from Asia and Africa, and also have an opportunity to interact with guest lecturers and activists who work on (and for) sustainable development locally, nationally and internationally. Class will meet on Wednesdays, 5:30-8:20 p.m., in Lang 113. For more information, please contact instructor Ozlem Altiok, at No prerequisites.

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