Prerequisite: Nil.

We will read several biographies, and other works that illustrate how global issues and events play out within individual lives. Through books and movies, this course will address the following questions. How do men and women negotiate gender norms on an individual basis? How do women transcend social barriers to enact change? How do individuals respond to national and/or global events or create broad movements? How have the poor and disenfranchised successfully changed national or international policies? How do individuals use their power and privilege to change or staunch large movements?

3 lecture hours per week, one term.