• 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, Gender Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in 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. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically examine and apply the concepts and approaches used by development scholars and practitioners, linking them to gender and development theory;
  2. 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;
  3. Critically evaluate data from a gender perspective;
  4. Appraise and reflect on the critical issues in development projects or policies, and assess the likely gender impacts;
  5. Critically analyse complex problems, concepts and theories of Gender and Development (GAD).
  6. Reflect critically on their own experiences of gender and development in light of the concepts and methods introduced in the course.

Other Information

 Please contact Crawford School of Public Policy to request permission to enrol in this course at crawford.degrees@anu.edu.au

Indicative Assessment

  1. Online group wiki – evaluating gender inclusion in a development project (1000 words) (30) [LO 1,4,5]
  2. Class presentation of final essay (10) [LO 1,3,4]
  3. Final Essay (3,500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Reflective journal on four themes (2000 words) (10) [LO 3,4,5,6]
  5. Deep engagement with the course through regular class participation (10) [LO 2,3,4]

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Workload

A standard workload for a 12 unit course is 260 hours including class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) or Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) (VAAPD), and either have completed 24 units of courses in one of these programs or have permission of the course convenor. You are unable to enrol in this course if you have studied or are studying ANTH8038.

You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None.

Preliminary Reading

Required & supplementary readings will be listed on the Wattle course site.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $7920
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $11640
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
2317 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A
Online
4431 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 Online N/A

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