Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
If this course has an undergraduate and graduate version, list the learning outcomes for each version of the course, clearly identified as either undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) or both.
Course participants who satisfy all requirements of the courses will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate a broad understanding of key gender issues in environmental management in a development context;
- understand the diverse agendas and policies of major international development agencies with regard to gender in development planning; and
- demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and approaches in gender and development in regional and sectoral contexts.
a) Class/Tutorial/Online Discussion Forum Participation (10%) Based on overall student contributions to in-class discussions or online Wattle discussions, particularly assessing their knowledge of the readings. This satisfies Learning Outcomes (LO) 1, 2 & 3.
b) Literature Review/Reaction Paper (30%): Students are asked to select a theme or topic and provide a 1,500 word review of three key readings on that theme. These readings could be selected from the required readings or other literature in consultation with the lecturer. The literature review should be concise, and accessible, and provide a critical analysis of the selected articles. This assessment will be undertaken mid-way through the course and addresses Learning Outcomes 2 & 3.
c) Major Essay (60%): At the end of the course, students will write a 3,000 word essay that focuses on a country, sectoral, thematic, policy or methodological issue related to the course. They will be expected to review the relevant literature to critically analyse key arguments, and demonstrate their understanding the relevance of gender to a particular natural resource management context. Students must consult with the course convenor before commencing the project. Essays will be graded on the basis of analytical content, scholarly rigour, viability of the recommendations, accessibility and persuasiveness of presentation. This satisfies Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 3.
Marking rubrics will be developed for each task.
Learning outcome to be assessed
Class/Tutorial/Online Discussion Forum Participation
1, 2 & 3
Literature Review/Reaction Paper
2 & 3
1, 2 & 3
The style of assessment is constructively aligned with the broad learning objectives in the following manner:
• The understanding and critical appraisal of gender issues in development and existing approaches in developing country contexts (see LO 1,2);
• The ability to apply this knowledge in formulating, evaluating and analysing projects from a gender perspective for careers in applied fields such as international organizations, government agencies, think tanks or nongovernmental organizations (see LO 2).
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100 hours: 36 contact hours (12 hours of lecture, 24 hours of tutorials and in-class workshops); 64 hours of library/online work.
Each week students will have two required readings and additional supplementary readings.
The interdisciplinary nature of the course requires the use of several books and articles rather than a specific text book, and an indicative list of readings is given below:
Books & Articles
Agarwal, Bina (2010) Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women’s Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry, New Delhi: OUP, pp. 1-28. Buvinic, Mayra. Et al. (2009) Gender, Poverty and Demography: An Overview, World Bank Econ Rev, 23 (3): 347-369.
Cleaver, F. (1998) Incentives and informal institutions: Gender and the management of water, Agriculture and human values, 15, pp. 347-360.
FAO (1987) Restoring the Balance: Women and Forest Resources, Rome: FAO.
Daly, Mary. 2005. Gender mainstreaming in theory and practice, Oxford Journal of Development Studies, pp. 433-450.
Hemmati, Minu and Ulrike Rohr (2009) ‘Engendering the climate change negotiations: experiences, challenges, and steps forward’, Gender and Development, 17:1, 19-32.
Matsa, M. And Matsa W. (2010) Gender, Resource Management, and the Rural Landscape in Africa, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Volume 12, No.4.
McIlwaine and Kavita Datta 2003. From feminising to engendering development, Gender, Place and Culture, 10(4), pp. 369-382.
Cornwall, Andrea 2007. Revisiting the ‘gender agenda’, Bulletin of Institute of Development Studies, 38(2)
Moser, Caroline, 1993. Gender Planning in Development: Theory, Practice and Training, London: Routledge.
Momsen, Janet (2006) Gender and Development, Aldershoot: Ashgate.
Perkins, Ellie and Edith Kuiper (2005) Explorations: Feminist Ecological Economics, Feminist Economics, 11(3): 107-150.
Razavi, Shahra (2002) Shifting Burdens: Gender and Agrarian Change under Neoloberalism, Kumarian press, pp. 67-91
Resurreccion B. et al. (2008) Gender and Natural Resource Management, IDRC.
Steinmann, S. Gender, Pastoralism, and Intensification: Changing Environmental Resource Use in Morocco, Yale F&ES Papers, available from http://www.genderarabstates.org/contents/docs/public/PUB-Gender,%20Pastoralism%20and%20Instensification%20Changing%20Environmental%20Resource%20Use%20in%20Morocco.pdf
Walby, Sylvia. 2005. Gender mainstreaming: Productive tensions in theory and practice, Oxford Journal of Development Studies, pp. 321-343.
Whitehead, Ann. (200?) The Gendered Impacts of Liberalisation Policies on African Agricultural Economies and Rural livelihoods, UNRISD.
World Development Report, 2012.
Zhang, L. And Song, Y (2009) Feminization of agriculture in rapid changing rural China: policy implication and alternatives for an equitable growth and sustainable development, IFAD.
Zwarteveen, M.Z (1995) Linking women to the main canal: Gender and irrigation management, Gatekeeper Series 54, IIED.
AusAID Gender Policy
World Bank Gender Policy
DFID Gender Policy
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