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Gender and Development Thesis Part 1 (GEND90011)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEND90011
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Students enrolled in this subject will undertake a piece of research in Gender and Development approved by the course coordinator. The research will incorporate an analysis of relevant development theory and practice through the gendered lens. Under the close guidance of a dedicated supervisor, students are expected to engage critically and independently with relevant intellectual debates and provide original insights into a particular gender and development phenomenon or issue. In particular, they are required to demonstrate their in-depth understanding of key feminist critiques of development theories and gender analysis skills. On completion of the subject, students will submit a 15,000-word minor thesis on their chosen research topic.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this project will: • demonstrate a capacity for articulating research questions relating to gender relations and the appropriate methodologies for investigating them;
• be familiar with relevant feminist literature and able to locate their research within that literature;
• understand key feminist critiques of development theories;
• have acquired gender analysis skills;
• demonstrate the ability for academic argument and critical thinking;
• have undertaken research in a specialised area of their choice;
• have written a coherent and empirically substantiated thesis

Generic skills

Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to:

  • demonstrate research skills through competent use of the library and other information sources; and
  • demonstrate time management and planning through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.

Last updated: 9 November 2018