• Offered by School of Demography
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Population Studies, Social Research
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Iwu Utomo
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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The Gender and Population course provides participants with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of how gender relations structure a society's social institutions in ways affecting the definition and realisation of its population's development goals; to sharpen their analytical skills for examining gender-related obstacles and opportunities in a range of development contexts; to become familiar with a collection of cases from around the world where effective strategies to address gender issues have been implemented successfully; and to study and research in depth specific gender and development issues of concern to them. The course draws on recent advances in gender analysis and applies them to the field of population and development.

Classroom sessions will be conducted in a combined lecture/seminar format. As well as reviewing the scholarly and scientific literature on the subject of gender, population and development, a series of case studies will be analyzed from the perspective of policy formulation and program management.

The course includes a critical examination of the changing organization of gender relations in regard to education and labour force, marriage and family structure, health and reproduction, migration and urbanization, cultural identity, and violence against women. Throughout, attention will be given to practical data considerations and indicators needed for monitoring change. The course starts with a discussion on gender theories and concepts, laws and policies on gender and how the nature/culture distinction influences gender issues.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

The Gender and Population course provides participants with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of how gender relations structure a society's social institutions in ways affecting the definition and realisation of its population's development goals; to sharpen their analytical skills for examining gender-related obstacles and opportunities in a range of development contexts; to become familiar with a collection of cases from around the world where effective strategies to address gender issues have been implemented successfully; and to study and research in depth specific gender and development issues of concern to them.

 

By the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Understand gender concepts and how gender concepts have evolved overtime.

  2. Understand international policies and laws on gender

  3. Design research or development project that is gender sensitive.

  4. Translate and discuss the knowledge gained into new gender policy contexts.

 

 

Indicative Assessment

Class participation (10%), student proposal presentation (15%), take home exam (2000 words, 30%), written paper (2000 words, 45%).

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Workload

Two ninety minute sessions per week.  One tutorial and one lecture.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Graduate Certificate in Social Research or Master of Social Research. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener 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:
6 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
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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
4571 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

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