Gender, Globalisation and Development

Subject 131-546 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week.
Total Time Commitment: 2 contact hours/week, 8 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Usually admission to a masters in gender studies or development studies or a postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in gender studies, Asian studies, social theory, development studies or anthropology.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Dr Maree Pardy


Dr Maree Pardy
Subject Overview: This subject examines the relationships between gender, globalisation and development in selected regions of Asia and the Pacific, drawing on the theoretical perspectives and insights of a number of social science and humanities disciplines. On completion of the subject students should have an understanding of problems of writing about gender and difference; debates on modernity and postmodernity; gender, colonialism and postcolonialism; gender, politics, the state and civil society; masculinities, femininities and sexualities; gender and the New International Division of Labour; gender and agrarian change; gender and development agencies; tourism and sexual politics; gender in the 'industrial' and 'post-industrial' orders; and gender and human rights.
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this subject will
  • be able to understand concepts such as gender, class, ethnicity, feminism, social change, colonialism, postcolonialism, modernity, postmodernity;
  • understand processes of development, globalisation, globalism and migration.
Assessment: A research essay of 3000 words 60% (due mid-semester) and a reflective essay of 2000 words 40% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • be able to show an advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in the specialist area;
  • be able to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the discipline;
  • have an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of original research.
Notes: Formerly available as 131-447. Students who have completed 131-447 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Students enrolled in fourth-year combined honours in gender studies must complete this subject or 131-551 Representations of Gender.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (International Studies)(Adv. Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
Master of Arts in Gender Studies (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
Master of Arts in History (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Asian Studies
Asian Studies

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