Spring 2020  |  PA 5561 Section 001: Gender and International Development (57618)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Enrollment Status:
Open (8 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Women and men are affected differently by development and participate differently in policy formulation and implementation. Gender-sensitive perspective. Historical, political context. Global South. Policy, practice, and experience (theory and measurement; international, national, local stakeholders; effects of policy and practice on development). prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
Class Description:

International development is gendered. That means that women and men are affected differently by international, national and local public policies that address different aspects of the development (poverty of education, of health, of income, of assets, of social support, of political participation, of access to environmental resources). It also means that women and men participate differentially in the policy formulation and the policy implementation process. Furthermore, gender is constructed, resisted, and renegotiated in the development process. In this course students will explore development policy from a gender sensitive perspective. Specifically we will cover the historical and political context of how the approach known as Women in Development (WID) originated and how it transformed through the years into Gender and Development (GAD). We will also explore women's rights as human rights by studying international conventions that address the rights of women and their increasing importance in the context of gender and development. Importantly, we will study current debates regarding men and masculinities in the GAD movement. This analytical frame throughout the course, we will examine the lives of women and men in the Global South. We will examine the role of theory and measurement; the role of international, national, and local stakeholders; and the local and individual effects of various topics of development including paid and unpaid labor, violence, financial services, agriculture and food security, and ownership of land and housing.


Class Participation 20 points

Leading Discussions 20 points (4 points each session; 4x5=20)

Essay 20 points
(presentation of chapters and essay combined)

Final Paper 35 points

Presentation 5 points

Class Format:
Seminar style
60-75 pages of reading a week
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5561_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 January 2016

ClassInfo Links - Spring 2020 5000 Level Public Affairs Classes Taught by Greta Friedemann-Sanchez

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