Women and the Women’s Movement in Africa

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Women and the Women’s Movement in Africa

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The depiction of Africa in Western media is often negative, dealing mostly with civil conflicts, epidemics, lack of resources, and human rights abuses. While these certainly remain a reality, they provide a limited perspective. This course strays away from such preconceptions and examines issues surrounding women in Africa, including political participation, conflict, women’s rights, and civil society. Students having taken courses in international relations, politics, and gender and sexuality studies may have an easier time understanding the theoretical framework, but such courses are not required. Prerequisite(s): one 100-level politics course. Recommended background: GSS 155, INDS 100, PLTC 122, 155, or 171.

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Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(PLTC: Identities & Interests), (PLTC: Institutional Politics)

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IDGS - GSS Program

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