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 Content and Outline

Introduction (3CH)

  • Key definitions
  • The concept of gender
  • Concept of development/economic development
  • National gender policy (Uganda as a case study)
  • Test questions

Gender awareness (3CH)

  • The need for gender awareness
  • Women in development in a historical perspectives
  • Gender roles, the family and household
  • The heterogeneity nature of household structures
  • Test questions

Policy approaches to women in development in developing countries (4CH)

  • Objectives of the policies
  • Actors and actions of the stakeholders
  • Obstacles in the implementation of policies
  • Test questions.

The gender planning process and the implementation of planning practice (9CH)

  • Gender planning
  • Planning traditions or groups according to Safire
  • Issues in gender planning
  • Gender planning: Characteristics of a new planning traditions and its methodology
  • Methodological tools and principles
  • Gender planning procedures

Realities and norms of participatory development (6CH)

  • The meaning of participatory development
  • Objectives
  • Basic principles of participatory development
  • The position of women and men

NGOs as for gender and development (3CH)

  • Approaches of NGO activities
  • The social and political agenda of NGOs in gender issues
  • Women ‘s organizations
  • How to do women organize”/ Classification of women NGOs

Gender issues in agriculture (3CH)

  • Sex stereotyping in development- planning and policy
  • Resource constraints
  • Development planning and gender issues in rural development
  • Policy issues

Gender and the legal framework (6CH)

  • Women and the law
  • The global platform for actions and areas of concern
  • Human rights of women
  • Actors in women’s human rights

Critical/contentious issues for discussions (4CH)

  • Women’s active participation in politics
  • Domestic violence
  • Bride wealth
  • Property ownership
  • Affirmation action and gender equality

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Practical assignments
  • Field trips
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes