AE111V Gender Issues in Developing Countries 7.5 credits

Genusfrågor i utvecklingsländer

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.

  • Educational level

    First cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    A
  • Subject area

    Technology
  • Grade scale

    P, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

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.

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.

Eligibility

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)

Literature

Compendium containing relevant articles.

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0, grade scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 3.0, grade scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.5, grade scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Projekt (3 cr)
  • SEM1 - Seminarium (3 cr)
  • ÖVN1 - Övningsuppgift (1.5 cr)

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

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Contact

Nandita Singh, tel. 08-790 9055, fax 08-208 946, e-post nandita@kth.se

Examiner

Jan-Erik Gustafsson <janerik@kth.se>

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.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2010.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.