Courses Catalogue

Gender & Development

COURSE CODE: DEV 7106
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of arts in project planning and management
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course is an introduction to the field of gender and development. As such, it will survey a range of issues faced by women in Third World nations, including: the political economy of underdevelopment, feminist analysis of development issues, the sexual division of labour, women’s survival strategies, population issues, and women’s relationship with the environment. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is intended to;

  • To guide students to understand the unique challenges faced by women in impoverished countries.
  • Enable students understand the link between gender and development
  • Enable students be able to evaluate “progress” that society has been made toward achieving development goals that specifically benefit women

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit students should be able to;

  • Identify and explain the unique challenges faced by women in the third world
  • Identify and explain the commonalities that women around the world share
  • Distinguish the multiple approaches to understanding gender and development assess the “progress” that society has made toward achieving development goals that specifically benefit women