GENDER MOBILITY AND DEVELOPMENT

DST5GMD

2021

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline content, class discussions, preparation for assessments.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOL5ISD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the circumstances and implications of mobility and gender in the development context
02. Demonstrate advanced and integrated empirical, theoretical and methodological knowledge about gender and mobility in development
03. Critically reflect on governance and agency related to gender and mobility
04. Communicate knowledge about issues related to gender and mobility

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.50 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research Essay (3,000 words)Students are required to research and write an essay on a key question relating to gender and mobility.

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Reflective Paper (500 words)Students are required to write a paper that reflects on experiences with gender and mobility in development.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Seminar and Case Study Exercises (1,500 word equivalent)Students are required to choose case studies for presentation and discussion during seminars.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4