Syllabus econ 113

Syllabus econ 113 - ULE ZLER, UCLA OFFICE: BUNCHE 9631...

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1 ŞULE ÖZLER, UCLA WINTER 2008 OFFICE: BUNCHE 9631 OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAY: 1-3 p.m. ozler@econ.ucla.edu ECON 113: GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD SYLLABUS I. WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT? This course is designed to provide an overview of gender and economics field with an emphasis on developing country expericences in a globalizing world economy. This overview will focus on the following topics: a) Theoretical debates within feminist theory and gender and economics field. b) Gender inequalities such as gender division of labor in paid and unpaid work, patterns of employment and unemployment, and wage gaps between men and women accross countries c) Globalization, structural adjustment, feminization of the labor force, and poverty, health, sex trafficking. d) Efforts and proposals (by governments, international policy making institutions and civil society organizations) to make economic policies and economic structures gender-equitable. II. EVALUATION: A midterm paper (30%) Final essay (45%). Class participation (25%) II.1. MIDTERM ESSAY (DUE ON FEBRUARY 12): Pick one of the first four weeks’ topics and write an essay on that topic using all the material in that section. This essay should include (a) the common theme in the assigned readings, and (b) the differences (in content) between the readings (i.e., what makes each reading unique). Essays should be 5 pages maximum (text) (double-spaced, Times New Roman, font 12). Tables and graphs can be put in additional couple of pages. Late essays or essays that do not meet the formatting and page requirements, or papers sent via e-mail will automatically be assigned C. II.2. CLASS PARTICIPATION : I will randomly put you into groups of two/three as class leaders. Class leaders will start the discussion laying out the major issues and themes in the readings, and posing questions. Everyone is expected to participate in the discussion. You will earn the complete 25% for class participation if in most class periods you can demonstrate that you read/thought about the material, and can make sensible remarks, raise interesting questions, and facilitate class discussions. II.3 FINAL ESSAY: Final essays are due on Final essays are due on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 3:00pm. Turn in your essays to the Economics Department main office (Bunche Hall 8283). They should be maximum 10 pages (text) (double-spaced, Times New Roman, font 12). Tables and graphs can be placed in
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2 additional couple of pages. Late essays or essays that do not meet the formatting and page requirements, or papers sent via e-mail will automatically be assigned C. The final essay could be any of the following : 1) feminist analysis of a topic discussed in this course (using a wider set of literature, sources and data). 2)
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