Course code EDS170

EDS170 Introduction to Gender and Development

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Course responsible: Poul Wisborg
Teachers: Ida Arff Tarjem, William Derman, Elisabeth Molteberg, Esben Leifsen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
Spring Semester
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2013V
Preferential right:
Students at the B-IEDS Programme
Course contents:
The course gives an interdisciplinary introduction to the academic field of gender and development by exploring a number of closely related themes, including: A historical overview of gender and struggles for equality; theories of gender; gender and development policy; and environmental, socio-cultural and economic dimensions of development analysed in a gender perspective. Participants develop new knowledge through engaging in the course literature, class discussions, lectures, student-led seminars, and individual writing assignments.
Learning outcome:
After completing the course participant will know and understand theories, concepts, approaches and themes central to gender and development with emphasis on their relevance to the field of environment and development, both in theory and in practice. They will acquire interdisciplinary competence in evaluating and applying knowledge to issues, problems and cases affected by and affecting gender.
Learning activities:
Reading of course literature, class discussions, lectures, student-led seminars, group advisory sessions, and work with written assignments. 
Teaching support:
Educators will convey course content and support participants in applying knowledge, drawing on case studies and their own experience. They will give feed-back to the class in plenary sessions, to groups working on assignments as well as guidance and feed-back on individual writing assignments. Learning activities include training in critical thinking, oral and written presentation and the use of sources. Participants will be advised to use the resources available at the Writing Centre. Outside class hours, educators can be contacted by e-mail or by appointment.
The course literature consists of book chapters, journal articles, other short texts and audio-visuals. Course literature will be presented in a list and made available as files and web-links on Canvas by the start of the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
EDS 230
Mandatory activity:
Participation in preparing and conducting one student-led seminar.
The course grade (A-F) is based on three written assignments: 1) A short essay (20%); (2) a book review within the field of gender and development (20%); and (3) a Term Paper (Essay) within a theme addressed in the Course (60%). All written submissions must be in English. Submissions, or parts of submissions, on other courses may not be used in this Course. The mandatory activity (seminar) and all parts of the exam must be completed with a passing grade in order to get the overall grad for the Course.
Nominal workload:
32 hours of lectures/discussions in class, 14 hours of student-led seminars, and 8 hours guidance in written assignments, a total of 54 hours. Individual studies and preparations for group presentations 246 hours. Total: 300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse, GSK)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures/class discussion 16 X 2 = 32 hours. Student-led seminars 7 X 2 = 14 hours. Supervision in writing assignments: 4 X 2 = 8 hours. Total: 54 hours.
An external examiner will participate in evaluating the form of the examination as well as a representative sample of submissions. 
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F