Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 3-hour seminar per week for 8 weeks, commencing in the first week of the semester |
Total Time Commitment: 8 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma or certificate; fourth-year combined honours in development; an MA (Gend & Devt) or a MDevt Stud coursework degree.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Knowledge gained in successfully completing an undergraduate degree|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Previously offered as 121-516 Gender Issues in Development. Students who have completed 121-516 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website : http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Nadeem Malik
As an arguably fundamental cross-cutting theme in development theory and practice today, gender issues and perspectives have moved significantly from the political and economic empowerment strategies of feminist activism in the 1970s. What began as a concern with women’s ongoing discrimination and disadvantage and the lack of visibility of women and their particular needs from development became a broader concern with the nature of relations between men and women. Discussions will focus on contemporary actions and approaches, feminist critiques, and the ‘embedding’ of gender in practices of development agencies, international organisations, non-government organisations and state level actors. Case studies will consider the social construction of masculinity, femininity and the approaches to gender issues by various actors and stakeholders, particularly in relation to the former colonised world. It will critically explore key concepts applied in development practice such as ‘gender sensitive’ and ‘gender mainstreaming’, and, the appropriateness of tools and techniques such as ‘gender analysis’ for understanding culture, expressed in the construction of gender identities and inequalities.
Students who successfully complete this subject should
|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%.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.pasi.unimelb.edu.au/development/|
Master of Arts (Asian Societies) |
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Environment
Postgraduate Certificate in Environment
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment
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