The module will explore the gendered dimensions of poverty and the underlying inequalities that perpetuate it in an international context.
Module will run
Autumn Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18
In this module the framework of entitlements and capabilities will be explored to approach gender inequalities and social (in)justice. The module will provide exposure to theories, issues, debates and profile positive examples of women and women’s organizations that are reducing poverty through inclusive programs, policies and accountability measures in an effort to shift power dynamics and reduce disparity. The module will prepare students for careers as diverse as public policy, social service, education, management, counselling and publishing.
Module learning outcomes
On completion of this module, a capable student will be able to:
Undertake detailed interpretation and analysis of inter-related aspects of gender, poverty and environment
Analyse and synthesise key theoretical debates in gender inequality, income & growth and show awareness of how theoretical interests have developed.
Integrate comprehensive knowledge of contemporary gender and poverty issues with social, political, economic and environmental change.
Critically analyse gender-related social and environmental problems and identify ways of addressing them
Academic and graduate skills
Assign and delegate tasks well, setting deadlines and leading by good example.
Prioritise, work efficiently and productively, and manage your time well
Take a logical and analytical approach to solving problems and resolving issues
Develop emotional intelligence and empathy that are essential skills for working in a team
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Essay - 2500 words
University - closed examination Gender, Environment and Global Poverty
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Reassessment: Essay
Continuous feedback will be made available to the students during the seminar sessions.
Feedback on coursework will be delivered individually (4 week turnaround).
Reading material will be provided throughout the module, linked to the appropriate lectures on the VLE.