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ECON 211 - Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)

  • 3 credits
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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

If you should have any questions about this course offering, please contact Director of Online Studies in Economics, Niroj Bhattarai, for more information. 

This course is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Economic or Political Systems (GT-SS1).

Important Information

Prerequisite: None.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information.  Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.