- Code ANTH8039
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Gender Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course is available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. All students participate in interactive, real-time classes.
This course offers students 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 thought-provoking thematic and regional case studies from different cultural contexts as well as in key gender themes 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:
- Critically examine and apply the concepts and approaches used by development scholars and practitioners, linking them to gender and development theory;
- Explain, distinguish and critically examine the main challenges related to gender, be able to identify the gaps and formulate development projects from a gender perspective;
- Critically evaluate data from a gender perspective;
- Appraise and reflect on the critical issues in development projects or policies, and assess the likely gender impacts;
- Critically analyse complex problems, concepts and theories of Gender and Development (GAD).
- Reflect critically on their own experiences of gender and development in light of the concepts and methods introduced in the course.
Please contact Crawford School of Public Policy to request permission to enrol in this course at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online group wiki – evaluating gender inclusion in a development project (1000 words) (30) [LO 1,4,5]
- Class presentation of final essay (10) [LO 1,3,4]
- Final Essay (3,500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Reflective journal on four themes (2000 words) (10) [LO 3,4,5,6]
- Deep engagement with the course through regular class participation (10) [LO 2,3,4]
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A standard workload for a 12 unit course is 260 hours including class time and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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