Distance mode: The lecture will be held online completely
The academic content of this course comprises three topics: (1) the concept of gender as it applies to economics; (2) the centrality of gender in economics; and (3) gender-specific economic outcomes and processes. We will study gender and gender relations in at least each of the following topics: economic theory; the history of economic thought; economic history; the teaching of economics; publishing in economics; econometrics; economic growth; economics and the ecology; human capital; social capital; cultural capital; wages; income; wealth; policy; education; households; children; aging; retirement; well-being; economic crises; poverty; COVID; and political economy.
Along with mastering the content of the class, students will be encouraged to develop their general academic skills. In the first week of class, the instructor will share a video (of herself) reviewing the most important aspects of academic writing; the video will be accompanied by a document with 12 rules for writing (both content and syntax) and examples of proper citation.
There are three further core goals of the class. First, students in the class will develop their critical thinking skills. Second, they will improve their writing skills. Third, they will improve their ability to present their work in an effective fashion.
These five goals (understanding more about gender and economics; mastering the basics of academic writing; and improving reading, writing, and critical thinking skills) will be highlighted throughout the course; students will be graded in part on their improvement in these regards. Each element of the course is designed to help students meet these goals.
Attendance in live (online) class meetings is mandatory for successful completion of the course.
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.
Assessment will be based on the following criteria:
- response papers (3x15 points each)
- annotated bibliography (10 points)
- group project (15 points)
- participation (20)
- show and tells (2x5 points each)
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