Gender Issues in Development

Subject 121-461 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 3-hour seminar per week for 8 weeks, commencing in the first week of the semester
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Dr Nadeem Malik
Subject Overview:

This subject will focus on feminist engagements with development theory. Case studies will consider the place of women and men in rural social orders, the relationship between gender, the environment and ethnicity, the gendered dimensions of governance and civil society, and the connection between changes in the world economic system and the social construction of masculinity, femininity, and gender specific roles in the former colonial world. Discussions will focus on the relationship between feminist actions and critiques and the practices of development agencies, international organizations, non-government organizations, state level actors, and local and global financial interests. Students who complete this subject should be familiar with theories of development and feminist critiques; and be able to apply these perspectives to contemporary issues involving development agencies and their practices.

Assessment: An essay of 3500 words on a topic to be agreed upon with the lecturer 60% (due late September), a proposal for the final essay of 750 words 15% (due mid semester), an informal presentation of one article or topic combined with leading the seminar in a discussion of that presentation of 750 words 15%, and attendance and participation 10%.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Previously offered as 121-516 Gender Issues in Development. Students who have completed 121-516 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Asian Societies)
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Public Health
Master of Social Health (Medical Anthropology)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Development Studies)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Gender Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Gender Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts(Development Studies)

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