Gender Analysis for International Affairs


In this transdisciplinary course, gender is not a synonym for women, as Terrell Carver reminds us; rather, students take gender seriously as both an analytical category and a lived experience, examining how masculinities, femininities, gender identities, and sexualities shape international affairs. Traversing from the macro to the micro level, the course functions as a learning community in which students are exposed to diverse voices from around the world, and students conduct gender analyses in case studies and simulations. Throughout, the class will be mindful of 1) how gender functions in tandem with other aspects of identity, such as race, religion, class, sexuality, and more (intersectionality) and 2) how multidimensional identities morph historically, regionally, and culturally. Students build a gender analysis toolkit and practice what Cynthia Enloe describes as "feminist curiosity," exploring the relationship between gender and power in international affairs.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; BU IS; AS LCD; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC; AS SC

Section 01

Gender Analysis for International Affairs
INSTRUCTOR: Heath-Carpentier
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