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Economics LC-M (ECOM)

ECOM 266  Economics of Gender, Race and Class  (3 credits)  

This learning community examines current and historical differences in pay and employment experience between women and men, and between whites and ethnic and racial minorities. It explores the interdependencies of gender, race, and class in world history, literature, and cultural theory in post-colonial culture. Explanations of the differentials and trends are surveyed; in particular, a variety of economic and cultural theories of discrimination are explored. Students examine definitions of class, data on class differences, and how gender, race, and class roles are constructed, negotiated, and reproduced.