Gender in Global Perspectives

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Gender in Global Perspectives

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    100 level course on sociology, anthropology, international relations, political science or permission of the instructor

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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. 

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

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


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