Gender, Globalisation and Development

Subject GEND90006 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 ( 1x 2 hour seminar per week)
Total Time Commitment:

An average of 10 hours each week.





Recommended Background Knowledge:

Students enrolling in this subject must have a Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent.

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request 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:


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.


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.

A research essay of 3000 words (60%) due mid-semester, and a reflective essay of 2000 words (40%) due during the examination period.

Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed.Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject.Regular participation in class is required.

Assessment that is submitted after the due date and up to 10 working days late without an approved extension will be marked on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment that is submitted later than 10 working days will not be accepted or marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

To be advised by the subject coordinator at the commencement of semester.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Gender Studies (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Islamic Studies
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Asian Studies
Asian Studies
Asian Studies
Development Studies

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