Courses Catalogue

Gender And Development

COURSE CODE: DVS 2202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Adminstration, B.Sc
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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
The course is intended to enable students;

  • 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.
  • To 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 labour, impact of migration, militarization and privatization of services on women.
  • To 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.

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.