EC.718 D-Lab: Gender and Development


Class Info

Explores gender roles, illuminates the power dynamics and root causes of inequality, and provides a framework for understanding gender dynamics. Develops skills to conduct a gender analysis and integrate gender-sensitive strategies into large- and small-scale development solutions. Prompts critical discussion about social, economic, and political conditions that shape gender in development. Begins with exploration of international development in the post-colonial era, using a gender lens, then provides students with the tools to integrate gender-sensitive strategies into international development work, with a particular focus on launching, building and scaling women's ventures. Opportunities may be available for international fieldwork over IAP. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 12; must attend first class session.

This class has no prerequisites.

EC.718 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by E. McDonald and K. Mytty.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in N51-310.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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