• Offered by Resource Management in Asia Pacific
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course is for students who wish to build a deeper understanding of the elements of the scholarly debates and analytical tools of Gender and Development, including the theories around gender and empowerment, and contemporary approaches to gender equity and mainstreaming. This is done through a balance of thought-provoking regional and sectoral case studies from different cultural contexts including South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and indigenous societies; as well as in key themes such as empowerment, water, and mining. The approach is critical, bottom-up, and inclusive. A key question that will be addressed through the course is that despite the sophistication of scholarly understanding of gender and inequality, why it is still difficult to fully address gender issues in development projects and programs. The course will therefore benefit students who intend to go for higher academic research, those who want to work as development practitioners and those who want to acquire an in-depth understanding of the field.

Learning Outcomes

 

Students who satisfy the requirements of this course will have the knowledge and skills:

  • to demonstrate a critical appreciation of the almost all the major gender issues in development;
  • to have a strong understanding of the concepts and approaches used by development scholars and practitioners, linking them to gender and development theory;
  • be familiar with the to main gender concerns, be able to identify the gaps and use the skills in formulating development projects from a gender perspective;
  • to describe and evaluate data from a gender perspective, and appraise a development project or policy in terms of the likely gender impacts of it; and

to reflect critically on their own experiences of gender and development in light of the concepts and methods introduced in the course.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

 

Semester 1

This course is provided through flexible delivery to both on campus and off campus students.

 

 

Indicative Assessment

Literature Review paper on selected readings (20%); Major Essay 7,000 words (60%); Virtual Workshop Participation (10%); class participation 10%.

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Workload

200 hours (including weekly 2.5 hour lecture/workshop)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) or Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) (VAAPD), and either have completed 24 units of courses in one of these programs or have permission of the course convenor. You are unable to enrol in this course if you have studied or are studying ANTH8038.

You will need to contact the Resource Management in Asia Pacific to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $6108
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $8736
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3056 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

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