|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
As a fundamental cross-cutting theme in development theory and practice today, gender discourse and practices have gone beyond the exclusive focus on feminist activism in the 1970s. What began as a preoccupation with women's discrimination and disadvantage and the lack of their visibility in development initiatives became a broader concern with the nature of relations between men and women. The subject will review shifts in gender theories and practices since the 1950s with a focus on contemporary debates and the embedding of gender in practices of development agencies, international organisations, and state actors. Drawing on the scholarship in gender studies, development studies, political science, sociology and anthropology, the subject will examine key gender concepts and tools through case studies in the developing world. We will also discuss important themes in the gender and development literature such as power and inequalities, economic development and poverty, resources allocations and entitlements, marriage and family, sexualities, masculinities, childhood and HIV/AIDS.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students are expected to:
- Have developed an in-depth understanding of key concepts, theories and approaches relating to gender and development
- Understand the principles and structures underlying certain gender-related development issues
- Have acquired critical and analytical skills and methods to enable the identification and critical analysis of gender-related issues across developed and developing worlds
- Have developed an independent approach to understanding the interdisciplinary field of gender and development
- Be able to communicate their knowledge effectively in a variety of oral and written formats
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- A 1000 word proposal (20%) due during semester
- A 1000-word equivalent group presentation (20%) due during semester
- A 3000 word final essay (60%) due during Week 10 of the semester
- Hurdle requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject
Dates & times
Coordinator Lan Anh Hoang Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours A 3 hour seminar per week for Weeks 1-8 of Semester 2 Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 September 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 23 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 11 October 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
July contact information
Time commitment details
Readings will be provided online through the subject's LMS site prior to the commencement of semester.
Recommended texts and other resources
Janet Momsen (2010) second edition Gender and Development. Routledge
Irene Tinker (1990) Persistent Inequalities: Women and World Development. Oxford - New York, Oxford University Press
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Major Tailored Specialisation Major Tailored Specialisation Informal specialisation 100 Point Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics) Informal specialisation 150 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development) Informal specialisation 200 points Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics) Major Development Informal specialisation PD-ARTS Development Studies Major Tailored Specialisation Informal specialisation 100 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development) Informal specialisation 200 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development) Major Development
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required