EDS170 Introduction to Gender and Development
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Course responsible: Poul Wisborg, Esben Leifsen
Teachers: Erika Julieta Rojas Ospina, William Derman, Elisabeth Molteberg, Randi Kaarhus, Kirsti Stuvøy
ECTS credits: 10
Department: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
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This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2013V
Students accepted into B-IEDS
The course provides an introduction to the field of gender and development through examination of a range of related themes: A historical overview of gender in development, theories on gender, approaches to gender and development related policies, as well as topical issues related to environmental, sociocultural and economic development from a gender perspective. The students familiarize themselves with the course contents through lectures, group presentations, and an individual term paper.
The student vil know and understand theory, concepts, approaches and themes central to gender and development, with emphasis on the relevance of gender to development and environment issues, both in theory and in practice. The student will apply this to concrete issues explored by the student under supervision, in group presentations and discussion, as well as in individual work with the term paper.
A combination of lectures, seminar discussions, group presentation and work with an individual term paper, in addition to individual reading of course literature.
Course contents are conveyed, and training in their use for own analysis received, through lectures and seminars, groupwork assignment, and term paper with feedback sessions on drafts. The latter activities also constitute training in oral and written communication skills, and in handling of sources. Use of the writing center is encouraged in work with individual term paper.
The course literature consists of book chapters, articles and other short texts. Course literature will be made available as weblinks and a literature list in the course syllabus, both posted on Canvas by the start of the course.We recommend that students buy one textbook.
Group presentation on assigned topic. Compulsory attendance at 2/3 of seminars and also at 2/3 of lectures.
The course grade is based on an individual term paper of 8-10 pages length (counts 50%) and a written exam (counts 50%), both in ENGLISH ONLY. All compulsory activities and examination parts must be approved/passed in order for the course grade to be released. Papers submitted for other courses, or parts of these, cannot be submitted as term paper for this course or be used as components of the term paper text.
32 hours of lectures, 14 hours of seminars, a total of 46 hours, and 254 hours individual studies and preparations for group presentations, a total of 300 hours.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
16 x 2 hours lectures, a total of 32 hours, and 7 x 2 hours seminars, a total of 14 hours; a total of 46 hours.
An external examiner will contribute to evaluation of exam.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått