Gender and Development

International Development Department, School of Government and Society

College of Social Sciences


Code 21527

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Module description

The module aims to introduce students to the gender dimensions of development theory, policy and practice. Students will learn how to use feminist theories to analyse contemporary processes of capitalist development. They will analyse how gender issues permeate all aspects of development policy and will learn how to critically assess these policies. The course also aims to enable students to apply these theoretical and analytical tools to a gendered analysis of contemporary development practices.