Courses Catalogue

Gender And Development

COURSE CODE: DVS 2202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course is an approach that affirms and supports women’s equal role in development. It explores constraints, opportunities and values for an integrated gender in development practice. We critically examine the possible avenues that are helpful in promoting and sustaining new thinking about women’s position in spheres of development. Over the decade, there has been much evidence to show that the deteriorating of women conditions in the developing World is growing. In this decade, there are several questions to be raised regarding the nature of development and the role of women in such development. This course therefore shall look at the various factors as to why women have been left behind in the development process.

COURSE AIM
To identify the challenges to the new gender concepts of development

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the lessons students should be able to:

  • Critically examine how contemporary neo – liberal policies impact upon gender relations by providing a theoretical and conceptual grounding that review debates around women, gender and development.
  • Assess the impact of neo-liberal policies on development processes during the current period of globalization. It seeks to do so by examining substantive issues like feminization of poverty and labor, impact of migration, militarization and privatization of services on women.
  • Contribute as actors in addressing the existing gender inequalities in development.  This is because there is an urgent need to involve the female population as active participants and beneficiaries of their programs and projects.



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