2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

ECO 327 The Political Economy of Gender

3 hours 

This course analyzes the relationships between gender and the global economy. Using various perspectives, this course examines how a person's gender affects, and is affected by, economic activities such as production and consumption both inside and outside the marketplace. Special attention is paid to policies such as discrimination laws, equal rights, environmental regulation and budgeting. The course covers such topics as the feminization of poverty, wage inequality, the reinforcement of economic stereotypes by pop culture, the sexual division of labor, sexual harassment, and sex trafficking.




ENG 201, ECO 101 or ECO 120 or ECO 125, and junior standing or above