Midterm Paper Guidelines:
of your midterm will be based on your selection of four Sustainable Goalshttp:
you can take a look at the remaining SDGs (http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/) and choose two that you think you can do comparative between them
Then you should but will take the perspective of how technology impacts that particular goal, for example, the history, cultural, religious, educational, economic, etc. of these countries. The focus can be comparative (The countries you will be focusing on:
1) UAE -2) Jordan -3) Egypt). In addition to the SDGs, there are endless reports and articles that we have supplied on canvas to utilize – you can, of course, add other sources to complement what we have provided ( All figures and data are available on ARAB HUMAN DEVELOPMENT website.). You should give a clear explanation of the SDGs you select, the clarity of your arguments, The papers should be 12 pages – double-spaced. Please number your pages. The mid-term should be 10-12 page.
The class name is (THE CHANGING ROLE OF GENDER: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE)
In a report published by United Nations in 2006 titled: “Women, Girls, Boys, and Men – Different Needs- Equal Opportunities,” the term ‘GENDER’ explains how many people think of ‘gender’ as being about women only while, in fact, the term ‘gender’ refers to ”the social differences between females and males throughout the life cycle that are learned, and though deeply rooted in every culture, are changeable over time and have wide variations both within and between cultures.” By 2015, the World Health Organization, defined gender roles as “socially constructed roles, behaviors, activities that a given society considers appropriate for men and women.” These roles are deeply rooted in cultures, religious beliefs, families and laws and vary widely throughout the world. Gender role inequality is deeply embedded in patriarchal notions of power, authority and financial dominance.
The course, which is designed as a seminar, will explore and discuss the changing roles of gender globally through politics, economics, education, health, religion, history, and popular culture. The course will explore why does social norms play a central role in the relations between people’s agency and the available opportunities in a society. This class will also discuss the challenges of immigrants from non-Western countries in the United States and how they negotiate gender role expectations in a new nation. Due to the rescission of discriminatory immigration laws after the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s against applicants from non-Western countries, in the past 30 years, the greatest wave of immigrants to the United States have come from Latin America, Asia and Africa. As a result, the number of first generation immigrants has quadrupled.
Exploring and utilizing studies and reports from the United Nations, the World Bank and UNESCO, films, autobiographical writings of first generation immigrants in the US as well as case studies from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and Latin America, the course will enable the class to apply critical thinking to help in addressing and raising the awareness about the many controversial and contested issues about the ‘changing role of GENDER ‘ from multidisciplinary dimensions.