• 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, Development Studies
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
    See Future Offerings

The broad field of Gender and Development (GAD) has benefitted from recent contributions from both postcolonial feminist and development theories. Consequent to these enrichments, the way 'gender is done' in development has been significantly changed. This course is meant for students who are interested to build an advanced understanding of these cutting-edge theories and approaches and in getting equipped with the latest analytical and practical tools. It offers a critical analysis of the current scholarly debates on GAD, including the perspectives on gender and empowerment, and contemporary approaches to gender equity and mainstreaming. This is done through a balance of thought-provoking thematic and regional case studies from different cultural contexts as well as in key gender themes such as intersectionality that are relevant to the practitioners of development. The approach is critical, bottom-up, and inclusive. A key question that will be addressed throughout 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.

Learning Outcomes

Course participants who satisfy all requirements of the courses will have the knowledge and skills:

  1. to   demonstrate a critical appreciation of almost all the major gender issues in   development;
  2. to   have a strong understanding of the concepts and approaches used by   development scholars and practitioners, linking them to gender and   development theory;
  3. be   familiar with the main gender concerns, be able to identify the gaps and use   the skills in formulating development projects from a gender perspective;
  4. 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
  5. 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

Assessment Task

Word Count

Assessment Value

Learning outcome to be assessed

Literature Review



1 & 2, 5

Major essay



3 & 4, 5

In-Class Workshop and/or Online input in Discussion Forums


~100-150 words per post in online Discussion Forums (by off-campus students), and 1 class presentation in 1 workshop


1, 4 & 5

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Students can expect to spend 10 hours per week on this course (inclusive of weekly 2.5 hour lecture/workshops)

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have successfully completed or currently enrolled in ANTH8039.

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



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.

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
3055 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9925 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 Online

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