Gender and Dev:Theory, Concepts & Issues (L2104)
Gender and Development: Theory, Concepts and Issues
Module details for 2008 cohort.
FHEQ Level 5
This course considers development processes in the light of how they are shaped by and impact upon gender discourses and relations. The course introduces students to key concepts in the analysis of social relations between women and men in different cultural, economic and political contexts. This includes examining the nature of gender inequality and of the household as a social construct, and reviewing concepts of power and empowerment. While concerned with providing a theoretical and conceptual grounding by reviewing debates on the household and the gender division of labour, the course is organised around substantive and policy topics related to poverty, labour markets, women's employment, migration, and globalisation.
By the end of the course, a successful student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of a range of conceptual issues relating to gender and development
2. Demonstrate an awareness of the main theoretical debates on gender that have informed gender and development theory.
3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of a range of substantive issues in gender and development, including poverty, livelihoods, employment, migration and global labour markets.
4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the core reading, with some appreciation of the subtlety of debates about gender and development with reference to particular evidence.
5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to write an essay, using analytical concepts and empirical evidence.
1. A basic understanding of a] how to make a seminar presentation, including the preparation of a handout and b] how to organise, structure and write an essay, with proper use of evidence
2. Correct referencing and bibliographies in essays
3. An understanding of how to take notes from reading and how to access and use internet materials.
4. Debating skills: thinking on the spot, clear articulation of ideas and questions and recognition of the need for good preparation in order to respond to questions effectively
|Essay (3000 words)||Summer Term Week 5 Thu 16:00||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Spring Term||LECTURE||1 hour||222222222200|
|Spring & Summer Terms||SEMINAR||1 hour||111111111100|
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