- Code DEMO8048
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Population Studies, Social Research
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Iwu Utomo
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2014
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
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:
Understand gender concepts and how gender concepts have evolved overtime.
Understand international policies and laws on gender
Design research or development project that is gender sensitive.
Translate and discuss the knowledge gained into new gender policy contexts.
Class participation (10%), student proposal presentation (15%), take home exam (2000 words, 30%), written paper (2000 words, 45%).
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Two ninety minute sessions per week. One tutorial and one lecture.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5596||23 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||01 Aug 2014||03 Sep 2014||In Person||N/A|