GENDER AND SUSTAINABILITY
This course will critically analyze sustainability from gendered perspectives. It will take a three-pronged approach to the study of sustainability and gender, engaging with the economic, social, and environmental components that contribute to our understandings of sustainability and sustainable development. Through readings, written assignments, and class discussions, students will examine the intersectionality of gender and sustainability with class, race, ability, age, nationality, religion, power, politics, social movements, and health from local and global perspectives. Students will critique practical applications of sustainable development and the role of gender in creating a more sustainable future. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this course will draw on perspectives from anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, gender and development, human geography, public and international affairs, political science, economics, engineering, geology, business, urban studies, and a range of health sciences. Students will have the opportunity to learn about gender and sustainability through case study analyses stemming from a variety of geographic regions. There are no prerequisites for this course, although GSWS 0100 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, GSWS 0500 Introduction to Feminist Theory or another course on gender is recommended.