Women, Gender, and Environment in the Developing World

This course introduces students to some of the key theoretical debates and discourses surrounding gender issues in the developing world, with emphasis on natural resource utilization and conservation. Through focused readings, guided discussions and film, students critically review social, economic, political, and environmental policies and practices in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Case studies are used to highlight and analyze factors such as sex ratios, biological and social reproduction, division of labor, land ownership, and participation in governance.