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.


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.


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