Gender in Global Perspectives
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Gender Studies, Sociology
Taught In English
100 level course on sociology, anthropology, international relations, political science or permission of the instructor
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course examines the role of gender in different societies and helps understanding gendered dimensions of economic and social inequality, stratification, oppression and power in global perspectives. Questions regarding sex and gender are going to be discussed in the context of complex social phenomena such as: sex trafficking, pay‐gap, machismo, immigration, development, poverty, marriage and politics. Concepts such as democracy, human rights, freedom, emancipation, equality and oppression are going to be critically evaluated through the careful analysis of gendered practices around the world. The construction of both masculinity and femininity is going to be addressed and investigated in comparative, cross‐national perspectives. Case studies will help to approach gender in‐ context and from a cultural relativist perspective.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations