Course objective:  In the recent decades of economic development and continued environmental degradation, gender and development studies have become a major concern. This course provides an overview of the history of gender and development, and discusses key concepts in gender and development and its relevance in development in the region. The course aims to familiarize students with social science thinking and writing, and gender perspectives.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, the students are able to

- apply concepts and theories in ways that make gender and development issues more comprehensible,

- identify and analyze the relevance of gender issues in contemporary development problems,

- trace the historical development of gender and development thinking and identify relevant schools/authors.