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WS 296G - The Girl Child: A Global Perspective

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: According to the United Nations, children and youth constitute a high percent of the world’s population. This course examines key issues in the lives of girl children including international rights, gender development, gender stereotypes, globalization, child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, girls affected by armed conflict, education and schooling, child labor, forced marriage, gender-based violence, female genital mutilation, and health/health care. Through a combination of readings and class discussions, students will develop a clearer understanding of global issues affecting the girl child. Students will also gain skills for systematically and scientifically analyzing the psychological and sociological dimensions of childhood using a multicultural perspective and the real life issues involving the girl child. Students will gain a deeper awareness of the problems associated with childhood and the roles they might play as citizens in addressing some of them.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Women's & Gender Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge III, Area of Knowledge V

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: