GEOG 328-Geography of Gender and Development in Africa


The course looks at gender and the dynamics of socio-economic change within the context of spatial systems as well as the gender-neutral development theory and the concept of feminism in geography as applied to regional patterns of development as countries become more industrialized.  Africa provides the basis for the course, though spatial aspects of development from other countries will be used for comparative purposes: The concept of feminism in geography; population, agriculture and nutrition; spatial patterns of women’s economic activities; technology, women and development; gender and development planning.