Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify different concepts of violence and apply this knowledge to understand case studies from the region
- Identify and reflect on key concepts that link gender and violence, such as gender violence, and relate these to development issues and practices.
- Reflect on and communicate ways that development may shape or contribute to violence as well as how different actors are trying to change violence
- Demonstrate advanced skills in critical reading, thinking, writing, discussion and public presentation.
a) Class Participation (10%) Based on overall student contributions to in-class and online discussions, particularly assessing their knowledge of the readings. Each student will also be asked to lead at least one class discussion of the weekly readings. This satisfies Learning Outcomes (LO) 1, 2, 3,4.
b) Literature Review (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 may 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) Case Study Paper and Class Presentation (60%): At the end of the course, students will write a 3,000 word essay that focuses on a thematic or policy issue related to the course that brings together the issues of gender and violence related to a development problem. They will be expected to review the relevant literature to critically analyse key arguments, and demonstrate their understanding of what sort(s) of violence are apparent, how gender plays into the problem, and assess if/how development practices or policies are contributing to the issue at hand. Students must consult with the course convenor before commencing the project. Assignments will be graded on the basis of analytical content, scholarly rigour, clarity of expression, and accessibility and persuasiveness of the class presentation. This satisfies Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4.
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100 hours: 36 contact hours, 64 hours of library/online work.
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