- Code ANTH8038
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2019
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This course is meant for students who are interested in developing an advanced understanding of the elements of the scholarly debates and analytical tools of Gender and Development, including the theories around gender and empowerment, and contemporary approaches to gender equity and mainstreaming. This is done through a balance of feminist theories and gender analytical frameworks that are relevant to the practitioners of development. The approach is critical, hands-on, and inclusive. A key question that will be addressed through 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate a critical appreciation of almost all the major gender issues in development;
- have an understanding of the concepts and approaches used by development scholars and practitioners, linking them to gender and development theory;
- 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;
- 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
- reflect critically on their own experiences of gender and development in light of the concepts and methods introduced in the course.
This course is provided through flexible delivery to both on campus and off campus students.
- Literature Review (2000 words) (30) [LO 1,2,5]
- Major essay (4000 words) (60) [LO 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) (10) [LO 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)
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