Jul 13, 2024  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 362 Rethinking Gender & Sexuality Education in an Alterglobal World

How and where do people learn about gender and sexuality around the world? An alter-global approach works critically to understand educational institutions (family, religious institutions, schools, health organizations, media and other public curriculum agencies), trans-national social movements, and cross-cultural encounters with an awareness of negative characteristics of globalization, yet without being anti-global: “Another way” is both possible and already present, in diaspora communities, popular entertainment, social media, etc., through which people are supported in defining themselves for themselves. In what ways do pedagogies of gender and sexuality, both formal and informal, require ignorance as well as knowledge? How do transnational agencies interact with these experiences? Is it possible to design a “positive impact” on the ways that youth and their allies learn about themselves and others as gendered and sexualized beings? Students learn about social and philosophical theories, and use them to design their own educational projects as educational agents themselves.

No field experiences required.