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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ECO                                     Course Number: 327                                    
Course Title: The Political Economy of Gender
Subject: Economics
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


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

Prerequisite: ECO 101, ENG 102/201, or permission of the instructor
Start Date:    04/30/2012                         End Date: