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Gender Analysis i Global Development - Core perspectives and Issues

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeGLODE305
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

ECTS Credits

10 ECTS

Level of Study

Master's

Full-time/Part-time

Full-time

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Objectives and Content

The main objective of this course is to develop in-depth understanding of analytical perspectives and core concepts relevant for the study of gender in the context of global development and social justice. Gendered power-relations and vulnerabilities are explored through a range of topical issues, as are questions of gender justice and empowerment.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course the students should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge:

The student has in-depth knowledge of:

  • Core concepts and ideas in gender analysis and feminist epistemologies, including post-colonial and critical non-Western perspectives
  • Historical and current trends in gender and development as a policy field
  • Intersectionality and the politics of location
  • Recent perspectives on masculinity and patriarchy
  • Gendered aspects of sexuality and reproduction
  • Different perspectives on empowerment including perspectives on political and social mobilization from below
  • Gender perspectives on resources, livelihoods and climate change
  • Current debates on gender, culture and human rights
  • Current debates on gender violence and conflict

 

Skills:

The student has the ability to:

  • Deal critically with various sources of information and apply them to structure and formulate independent scholarly arguments
  • Critically apply key concepts of gender and feminist analysis to discuss empirical and theoretical problems
  • Critically analyse and extract the essence of written texts in short annotated summaries

General competence:

By the end of the course the student has:

  • The ability to coherently communicate ideas concerning gendered analysis of development processes both in written work and in oral presentations
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills in new areas to complete complex assignments

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Access to the Course

Open to all students registered in Master's Programme in Global Development Theory and Practice in the Gender track.

Open to master's students registered in other relevant programmes at UiB.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

The teaching methods will consist of lectures and group work.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Annotated bibliography of selected texts from 100 pages of the compulsory readings.

Participation in two compulsory group work sessions.

Individual oral presentation of a selected topic from the course curriculum. All these activities and assignments must be completed and approved before the student can proceed to the home exam.

Forms of Assessment

Home exam (7 days, 3000 words)

Grading Scale

A-F

Assessment Semester

Spring/autumn

Reading List

Will be made available on 1st December for the spring semester and 1st June for the autumn semester.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated in accordance with the Faculty of Psychology's routines for participatory evaluation and the University of Bergen's Quality Assurance System.

Programme Committee

Department of Health Promotion and Development, Faculty of Psychology.

Course Coordinator

Department of Health Promotion and Development, Faculty of Psychology.

Course Administrator

Department of Health Promotion and Development, Faculty of Psychology

Contact

Contact Information

Faculty of Psychology,

Information Centre:

studierettleiar.psyfa@uib.no

Tlf: (+47) 55 58 27 10

Exam information

  • Type of assessment:

    Submission deadline
    14.09.2017, 12:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    24.08.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam