1322 Special Topics in Economic Policy: Gender Relations and Economics
Alyssa Schneebaum, Ph.D.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
17.09.2020 bis 20.09.2020
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Mittwoch 14.10.2020 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 21.10.2020 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 28.10.2020 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 04.11.2020 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 11.11.2020 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 18.11.2020 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 02.12.2020 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 09.12.2020 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 16.12.2020 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 23.12.2020 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 13.01.2021 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 20.01.2021 10:15 - 12:15 Online-Einheit

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

Distance mode: The lecture will be held online completely

Inhalte der LV

This course introduces students to the relevance of gender relations in economics as a discipline and in economic processes and outcomes. The course covers three main components of gender in economics and the economy: (1) the gendered nature of the construction and reproduction of economic theory and thought; (2) the relevance and role of gender in economic decision-making; and (3) differences in economic outcomes based on gender. We will touch on the relevance of gender and gender relations in at least each of the following topics: economic theory; the history of economic thought; human capital accumulation; labor market discrimination; macroeconomic policy, including gender budgeting; household economics; basic econometrics; and economic crises.


Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

This course provides a thorough overview of the state of research and central issues in gender and feminist economics. The students will develop an understanding of the basic relationships between economics and gender relations, and the (re)production of these relationships. Students are encouraged to think independently about how gender works and matters in economic processes and outcomes.

Along with mastering the content of the class, students will be encouraged to develop their general academic skills. A central goal of the course is for students to develop their critical thinking and writing skills, and their ability to present their (written and verbal) academic work in a clear, convincing, and appropriate fashion. These goals will be highlighted throughout the course, and students will be graded in part on their improvement in this regard.


Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance is mandatory for successful completion of the course. This semester attendance can be completely online if necessary and/or desired.


Class meetings will consist of a bit of lecture by the instructor, short readings, videos, class discussion, and group work.

Students will read academic articles, watch videos, listen to podcasts, and write short response papers.

The final project for the class will bring together their research and communication skills.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Assessment will be based on the following criteria:

- response papers (3x15 points each)

- annotated bibliography (10 points)

- group project (25 points)

- participation (10)

- show and tells (2x5 points each)

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Office hours by appointment only.

Zuletzt bearbeitet: 09.09.2020