University of Sussex Business School

Gender and Dev:Theory, Concepts & Issues (L2104)

Gender and Development: Theory, Concepts and Issues

Module L2104

Module details for 2022/23.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

This module considers development processes in the light of how they are shaped by and impact upon gender dismodules and relations. The module introduces you 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 module is organised around substantive and policy topics related to poverty, labour markets, women¿s employment, migration, and globalisation.

Module learning outcomes

The ability to apply key concepts in the analysis of social relations between women and men / boys and girls in different cultural, economic and political contexts.

To demonstrate a critical understanding of the main theoretical perspectives and issues that have informed gender and development thinking

To analyse different approaches to gender and development theory, policy and practice with reference to concrete empirical applications.

Essay (3000 words)Semester 2 Assessment Week 2 Tue 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

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Prof Anne-Meike Fechter

Assess convenor

Mx Emilia Moscardini-Powers

Assess convenor

Dr Melissa Gatter

Convenor, Assess convenor

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor

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