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Gender and Global Development: Theory and Practice

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: GS2231

The course does not start as a freestanding course this academic year but can start within a program or a course package. Please contact the department for further information.

About the Course

This course provides you with advanced knowledge of gender issues in the context of globalisation, development and ‘global’ social transformation. The course is divided into two interrelated sections. The first section explores gender from different theoretical perspectives. The aim is to read, discuss and analyse work from a range of current feminist researchers (both from the North and South) within the field. Hereby you will develop your ability to use theory to understand gender in relation to development, globalisation, and social transformation. The second part will provide you with the knowledge to critically engage in the practical aspects of ‘doing development’. It will examine a range of gender issues in development planning. The course will provide the skills needed to work in practical development activities and provide for a gender perspective within organisations, policy-making and NGOs.

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Study Guidance Telephone hours: Tuesdays 14.00-16.00, Thursdays 10.00-12.00. Phone number: +46-(0)31-786 1399.


School of Global Studies
Box 700
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Konstepidemins väg 2

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