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Semester and Year Offered: Semester Three; Year Two of MA Degree
Course Coordinator and Team: Dr.Nandini Nayak
Email of course coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisites: Completion of Semester 1 and 2 coursework
Aim:This course aims to introduce students to theories, concepts, debates, policy and practice in the field of ‘gender and development’. This course discusses ‘institutional analysis’ as a framework to engage with the field of gender and development. The course then moves on to discuss how the gender dynamics of power and inequality play out in the social institutions of households, markets and states and within the arena of ‘civil society’. This is correlated with discussions on the role of feminist research, advocacy and activism in shaping development policy and practice.
Key Learning Objectives
Brief description of key modules:
Module 1: Conceptual issues in Gender and Development: The concept of ‘gender’ in mainstream development discourse, including debates related to the terms ‘Women in Development’ and ‘Gender and Development’.
Module 2.1: Introduction to an institutional framework for studying ‘Gender and Development’ : This module introduces a framework of analysis, of looking at ‘social institutions’ – viz. the household, the market, the state and civil society - from a ‘gender lens’.
Module 2.2: The household as a gendered institution
Module 2.3: Gender and labour markets
Module2.4: Gender, States and Governance
Module 2.5: Gender, Social Movements and Civil Society
Assessment Details with weights:One ‘Response Note’ – 40% weightage; One presentation and submission – 20% weightage; and one Term Paper, 40% weightage. (the assessment format is likely to be modified).
Reading List: (See below for indicative readings, in alphabetical order; a detailed reading list will be provided in class):