ECON 25 Women in the Economy (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Women's roles in the U.S. economy, including varying experiences related to race, ethnicity, sexuality, and class. Women's occupations and earning; unpaid household activities; experiences of women from three American cultures; related public policy. Applies and contrasts mainstream economic and political economy theories of gender inequality.
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Explain and apply key concepts of gender, social organization, economic systems, and inequality.
- Outcome 2: Compare and contrast typical and changing U.S. household arrangements for the division of domestic labor, with variations by race, ethnicity, family structure, and sexual orientation, and relate to family members' paid work and well-being.
- Outcome 3: Evaluate U.S. women's recent labor market activities, including issues of occupational segregation and inequality in pay and promotions based on gender and race-ethnicity.
- Outcome 4: Analyze the impact of key social movements and government policies on women's economic activities.
- Outcome 5: Examine key historical and cultural factors that shape the paid and unpaid work of girls and women in America today.
- Outcome 6: Apply mainstream economic and political economic theories to evaluate gender inequality in the economy today.