Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How do gender and mobility shape development theory and practice? Mobilities and migration drive social and economic change across the world, and gender and embodiment interact with mobilities and development. This subject will review key issues and debates on gender, migration and mobility related to development. Drawing on conceptual frameworks in sociology, human geography and anthropology, the subject will examine themes and case studies that explore the nexus between gender, social and spatial mobility and in/security such as global care chains and human trafficking; displacement and bordering; anti-poverty and community economies. Students will learn and apply advanced knowledge about the economic, social and cultural dimensions of governance and power, individual and collective agency at the level of households, communities, the State and transnationally.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjects POL5ISD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the circumstances and implications of mobility and gender in the development context

Online content, class discussions, preparation for assessments

02. Demonstrate advanced and integrated empirical, theoretical and methodological knowledge about gender and mobility in development

Online content, class discussions, preparation for assessments

03. Critically reflect on governance and agency related to gender and mobility

Online content, class discussions, preparation for assessments

04. Communicate knowledge about issues related to gender and mobility

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 10-25, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 11 - 25
One 2.5 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 25
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay (3,000 words)Students are required to research and write an essay on a key question relating to gender and mobility.60 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective Paper (500 words)Students are required to write a paper that reflects on experiences with gender and mobility in development.10 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar and Case Study Exercises (1,500 word equivalent)Students are required to choose case studies for presentation and discussion during seminars.30 01, 02, 03, 04