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Gender and Development


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Jasmine Gideon
  • Assessment: a 3000-word critical annotated bibliography (30%) and a 5000-word essay (70%)

Module description

Gender and Development is an interdisciplinary course that explores gender issues within the context of development. Emphasis is given to the ways in which gender and social relations influence differential access to, and control over, development resources and processes, and the benefits and costs of development and global change for men and women of different nations, classes, races and ethnicities. We will also consider governments and development organisations and their attempts at gender-sensitive interventions.

This module will introduce you to conceptual frameworks for understanding gendered identities and difference in a global context.

Indicative module content

  • Conceptualising gender in development
  • Gender and poverty
  • The household and the care economy
  • Globalisation, work and informality
  • Micro credit
  • Women's movements
  • Gender and social policy
  • Masculinities
  • Gender and health
  • Gender and migration