The Women's Studies Program will be offering a new graduate seminar in Fall 2012: "Gender and Human Trafficking" (WMST 5800.001). Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal business in the world, second only to the drug trade in the profit it generates. Some estimates claim that as many as 27 million women, children, and men are victims of human trafficking. In this graduate course, we will explore what is being done to create awareness of this crime, how national and international efforts are addressing these issues, how the rhetoric of crime and punishment has changed in this relatively new phenomenon, and how emerging policies are resulting in anti-trafficking legislation. We will also explore cultural elements, economic factors, and gendered aspects of human trafficking. Class will meet on Tuesdays, 6:30-9:20 p.m., in Aud 302. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. No prerequisites.