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This interdisciplinary course offers a comparative perspective on women’s participation in family, community, and political life around the world. In the first part of the course, students will learn about women’s oppression and organization in global context, emphasizing cross-cultural comparisons. Topics include women’s work, political activism, social welfare, reproductive rights, family violence, and sex trafficking. In the second part of the course, students will collaborate on designing a final service-learning project for public consumption. Examples include creating a website or blog; filming and editing a documentary; presenting at local schools; or designing, conducting, and reporting on a community needs survey. As a comparative course that examines women as actors in a global community, this course fulfills the General Education Requirement of Global and Indigenous Perspectives.