Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Discussion
Enrollment Information
Requirement Designation:
Int'l Req & Social Behavioral Science Exploration
Course Attribute:
University Connected Learning
Social/Behavioral Science Exploration
Flexible Schedule
International Requirement
Description
A cross-cultural investigation of women's lives in hunter-gatherer, nomadic, horticultural, agricultural, industrial, and developing societies. Examines the wide variation in: marriage (polygamy, polyandry), reproduction (menstrual taboos, breast feeding), religion (shaman, witches, goddesses), and the sexual division of labor. Explores current topics, including female circumcision, honor killings, dowry murders, female infanticide, and cultural relativism vis-a-vis human rights.