NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

Course Descriptions

Half The Sky

EDUC 600

This course will inspire students through amazing real-life stories of women acting as agents of change to reduce maternal mortality, gender-based violence, and sex trafficking. Students will examine how the impact of economic empowerment and education can break the cycle of poverty.

Objectives:

1) To raise awareness of the problems facing women and girls worldwide from sex-trafficking to barriers to education and economic opportunity.

2) Participants will identify barriers facing women and girls in their own communities.

3) All participants will be empowered to action.

Text:

Half The Sky, Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, First Vintage Books, Random House, 2009

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