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Gender and Development G (8766.4)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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Syllabus

This unit examines the key debates about gender and development and will give an understanding of the context of gender in theories, practice as well as policies in the development sector. It provides a critique of the issues around gender in the developed and developing world, and the role played by international institutions in broadening the scope of such debates in international development. It also provides a critique of the diversity amongst Western and Third World Feminists, examining - Women in Development; Women and Development; Gender and Development; Women's Empowerment, and Gender Mainstreaming. It also analyses the relationship between sustainable development and feminism; Gender and globalization; and eco-feminism and development. The unit will explore interactions between gender and local/global processes and policies and its impact on women's empowerment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of key debates around gender and Development;

2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role played by gender issues in the socio-economic and political transformations in the developed and developing worlds;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the theories and practice of incorporating gender in International Development;

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the Gender policy and practice in International Development;

5. Recognise the ways in which diverse theoretical perspectives lead to alternative and competing possibilities for practice and advocacy; and

6. Demonstrate the skills to articulate and present critique appropriate for studies at post-graduate level.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Minimum of 3 hours per week online engagement via UC Learn (Canvas).

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

Incompatible Units

None

Equivalent Units

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