Note: This course is usually offered Summer and Fall.
Role gender plays in economies; the way gender affects economic outcomes for individuals and societies.
Gender in the Economy is an introductory course which takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining ways in which gender, as a culturally defined concept, affects the economy.
The objectives of this course are:
- To show that gender as a social category (like race, ethnicity, and class) is relevant to the study of the economy;
- To gain an understanding of some of the ways in which the economy is gendered;
- To examine gender in a global context; and
- To use gendered analysis to think critically about alternative approaches to economics.
After completing this course, a successful student should have an understanding of topics such as:
- Theories of gender
- The neoclassical economic perspective
- Feminism and feminist economics
- Femininity, masculinity, and consumption Labor markets in a gender context
- Labor markets in a gender context
- Social reproduction and care work
- Gender and poverty in the U.S.
- Women and globalization
This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see http://www.online.colostate.edu/current-students/proctoring.dot for detailed instructions. For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students; for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Global and Cultural Awareness (Category 3E) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Economic or Political Systems (GT-SS1).
This course can be applied towards:
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- The Economics of Women, Men and Work, 7th Ed.
Blau, Francine D., Ferber, Marianne A., and Winkler, Anne E.