Gender and Development

Lecturer(s) Maree Pardy
  • Course description

    Topics to be addressed in this unit include: key debates in gender and development (human rights, feminisation of poverty, gender roles, historical treatment of gender and development); major theories of gender and power; and case studies (gender-based violence, gender and economic participation, health and reproduction, education).
  • Main themes

  • Learning outcomes

    At the successful completion of this unit students can:
    ULO1: Identify and critically analyse the gendered dimensions of contemporary international and community development.
    ULO2: Critically evaluate the evolution of theories of gender and sexuality in the context of gender and development
    ULO3: Generate informed approaches to address intersecting issues of gender, culture and development
    ULO4: Apply community development principles and practices to contextually informed gender interventions.
  • Teaching and learning methodology

    This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn.
  • Assessment methods and criteria

    Short Paper (Individual) 25%, 1500 words
    Presentation (Individual) 25%, 1500 words
    Intervention Plan 50%, 2000 words
  • Required reading

    Your unit learning resources are provided via FutureLearn.

Last updated: 9 October 2017

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