• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in 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. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. demonstrate a critical appreciation of almost all the major gender issues in development;
  2. have an 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. 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. 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

  1. Literature Review (2000 words) (30) [LO 1,2,5]
  2. Major essay (4000 words) (60) [LO 3,4,5]
  3. 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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Workload

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

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

Required & supplementary readings. Exact readings vary as they are updated on an annual basis.

Specialisations

Fees

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:
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9708 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A
9948 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 Online N/A

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