This women's studies course provides an introductive exploration of the key concepts and definitions critical to understanding equality for all peoples and how equality impacts any sustainable development initiative. Women and girls make up more than half the world’s population and are often deeply impacted by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of access to education and healthcare, and global economic crises. This course will explore these issues which are critical to equality for women on local, provincial and global levels. The contributions and leadership of women and girls are central to creating and achieving sustainable goals that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity while protecting the environment and these contributions will be examined in this course.
The first half of the course focuses on constructing a feminist framework for understanding equality, sustainable development and colonization. The second half of the course explores Provincial, National and Global programs, intergovernmental work and advocacy for policy change. The goals contained within the United Nation’s Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Agreement will be discussed with specific focus on the goals pertaining the women and girls.
English 12 or equivalent
- People & Permaculture: Caring and Designing for Ourselves, Each Other and the Planet, Looby Macnamara (Author)
- Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development, Vandana Shiva (Author)