WGST 345 Gender, Slums and Urbanization in the Global South




This course focuses on a dilemma in the development process: every week millions of rural peasants in the Global South, driven from the countryside by political and economic turmoil, population pressures and ecological breakdown, migrate to cities already overcrowded. This phenomenon uniquely affects women and girls. This course examines a range of gender inequalities and injustices in the Global South that constrain women's engagement in labour markets, inhibit their ability to access education and health care.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Outlines

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