INTL 421/521 Gender and International Development Summer 2009
As there has been a problem with the book order, these books should be in the bookstore by Friday July 24th. The first week's readings are accessible through the course website.
1. Jacquette, Jane and Gale Summerfield(ed.) Women and Gender Equity in Development Theory and Practice: Institutions, Resources, and Mobilization Duke University Press, 2006
Grading will be assessed on the following:
b. 3-4 page essay: a first-person account describing a day in the life of a woman in a particular Third World country (will discuss this further in class). Due: July 28th, in class. 20% of final grade.
c. Term paper (10-12 pp.) : Each seminar participant will research progress being made toachieve gender-related MDGs in a distinct country of the world
which is grappling with development. You are to look at what has been targeted
in the country you select, not only by that state but also see what international
donor organizations and NGOS are targeting, assess what progress has already
d. Participation (not merely attendance). Assessment will be based on the extent to which a student shows effort to understand and synthesize course materials. 20% of final grade.
For graduate students: A part of your participation grade will also be based on your facilitation of a reading identified in this syllabus. The expectation is that, in a creative manner, you will introduce key themes from the reading and raise questions prompting discussion. Remember, you are not being asked to lecture about the material, nor review what students have already read, but rather to spark discussions on specific issues which you identify as being important.
for questions regarding this site please e-mail Professor Anita Weiss
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