Aug 17, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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ECON 2020 - Gender in the Economy


The course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine ways in which gender, as a culturally defined concept, affects the economy. It looks at current and historical trends in gender differences in the economy. It uses economic and behavioral models to explain outcomes related to gender and the economy. Through the course, students learn how societal prescriptions tied to an individual’s gender identity affect economically relevant choices.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to explain primary terminology, concepts, and findings related to gender and economics.
  • Students will be able to apply the logic and methods of economics to measure and explain gendered differences in economically relevant areas.
  • Students will be able to analyze current events related to gender in order to practice constructive participation in society as a citizen and as an economic agent.
  • Students will be able to discuss how gender as a social category (like race, ethnicity, and class) is relevant to the study of the economy.
  • Students will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of three economic and behavioral models to explain outcomes related to gender and the economy.
  • Students will be able to identify how to accurately measure gender differences in economic situations.
  • Students will be able to use the logic provided by the economic models to state a specific position that is thoughtful, recognizes complexities, and acknowledges limitations.
  • Students will be able to use the logic provided by the economic models to draw reasonable conclusions about data generating processes.
  • Students will be able to discuss how societies’ prescriptions tied to an individual’s gender identity affect economically relevant choices.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the economic importance of the distinction between gender as an identity and assigned sex at birth.



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