Course Descriptions

HS 216F — Policy Perspectives on Women, Work, and Inequality

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Interrogates the gendered and racial contracts at the heart of modern economic relations, women and work. The course analyzes how the structures of work, laws, and policies create opportunities, barriers, and consequences for women's wealth, opportunity, personal and family health, and well being. The course integrates an examination of work through the lens of race, class, gender, culture, and wealth as critical frameworks for understanding why women in the United States experience greater economic and social inequality than men. Usually offered every year.