40:354 Gender and Disaster [Yasui]

Prerequisites: 40:151 and an additional 3 credit hours of ADES or permission of Instructor.

This course introduces students to theoretical debates, research traditions and practical applications in the study of gender relations in disaster contexts. Course materials are multidisciplinary and international with emphasis on the lives of girls and women differently at risk in societies at different levels of development. Case studies are used to explore connections between gender equality and increased resilience to environmental, technical and/or human-induced hazards and disasters in the 21st century.

Cross-registered with (Gender and Women's Studies) 36:354.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 40:354 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: Etsuko Yasui