• Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Population Studies, Social Research
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Iwu Utomo
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

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:

  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 (6892) or Master of Social Research (7121). Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3534
2004 $3534
2005 $3534
2006 $3534
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

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

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