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Before choosing course

The overall aim of the course is to impart integrated theoretical and practical knowledge on gender and development issues in the South to students, researchers, teachers and development practitioners in different kinds of agencies in Sweden.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AE111V (Autumn 2010–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Course contents:

  1. Meaning and scope of gender
  2. Theoretical perspectives on gender, gender and development – conceptual issues and approaches
  3. Gender perspective in development policy, implementation and evaluation
  4. Cross-cutting gender issues in development, e.g., gender equality and millennium development goals (MDGs), gender and participation, gender and poverty, etc.
  5. Gender issues in relation to different development contexts, e.g., water management, irrigation management, impact of climate change, etc.
  6. Methods and tools for gender mainstreaming, e.g., gender analysis, GIA; Gender SWOT, SMART, gender-responsive budgeting, etc.
  7. Application of different methods/tools to develop gender-mainstreaming projects.

Intended learning outcomes

Course goals: The overall aim of the course is to impart integrated theoretical and practical knowledge on gender and development issues in the South to students, researchers, teachers and development practitioners in different kinds of agencies in Sweden. After completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

1.      Describe the various theoretical perspectives on gender and development, particularly in the context of the developing countries.

2.      Explain the international policy context in relation to gender and development.

3.      Identify significant gender issues in relation to development, with reference to particular sectors.

4.      Apply different methods and tools for analysing gender issues.

5.      Develop projects for promoting gender-mainstreaming in their relevant work context.

Course Disposition

Course disposition:
The course shall be held fulltime during the day. It will consist of 8-10 lectures with teachers from different social disciplines from inside as well as outside KTH. The course will also contain a component on analysis of a practical case study.

It will be concentrated in two packets following a ‘sandwich pattern’ of education with 2-3 days together during the first two weeks with relevant lectures/seminars, followed by a 10 days break when project work will be undertaken by the students based on a practical problem. A two days packet will then follow when the project seminars will be held and the course concluded.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in English corresponding to English A. For students who received/will receive their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional entry requirement for mathematics as follows: documented proficiency in mathematics corresponding to Mathematics A.

Recommended prerequisites

Completed upper secondary education incl documented knowledge of English (TOEFL, IELTS, etc if not your mother tongue or language of instruction)

Equipment

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Literature

Compendium containing relevant articles.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

  • PRO1 - Projekt (3 cr)
  • SEM1 - Seminarium (3 cr)
  • ÖVN1 - Övningsuppgift (1.5 cr)

Other requirements for final grade

1.      Attendance in atleast 80% lectures.

2.      Active participation in all learning activities.

 3.      Submission of all assignments and project within stipulated deadlines.

4.      Project presentation in final seminar

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AE111V

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study

Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

No information inserted

Supplementary information

The course shall be held fulltime during the day. It will consist of 8-10 lectures with teachers from different social disciplines.It will be concentrated in two packets following a ‘sandwich pattern’ of education with 2-3 days together during first two weeks with relevant lectures/seminars, followed by a 10 days break when project work will be undertaken by the students based on a practical problem. A two days packet will then follow when the project seminars will be held and the course concluded.