2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ID 276 - Adolescent Girls and International Development

The adolescent girl has risen to the top of the international development and gender-equality agendas. One argument for this rise is that investing in girls can solve poverty, but only if they attend school and are protected from traditional social norms such as early marriage that threaten their educational trajectory. This course problematizes the promise of girls’ education, explores the multiple representations of girls, their problems and needs, and their rise to the forefront of the development agenda. Students will analyze how initiatives to educate and empower adolescent girls rely upon particular notions of a racialized, Third World Girl, intersecting with long-standing, global development processes and structures.

Prerequisites: ID 120 or ID 125 or WGS 110

Anticipated Terms Offered: Bi-Annually