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2023/2024

Gender and Development

Type: Mago-Lego
Delivered by: School of Sociology
When: 3, 4 module
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6
Contact hours: 40

Course Syllabus

Abstract

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Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The objective of the discipline "Gender and Development" is to understand basic approaches to the research of gender inequality and to learn about gender equality across the world.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To know basic theoretical approaches to gender equality
  • To understand the advantages and disadvantages of quantitative and qualitative approaches to gender equality
  • To know basic concepts and principles of measurement of gender-role attitudes and other issues related to gender equality
  • To be able to characterize gender value gap
  • To know the fertility issues and reproductive decisions in relation to gender equality, to understand the importance of reproductive health for development
  • To be able to characterize reproductive rights reproductive rights
  • To understand the gender inequality in the labour market
  • To know different explanations of the gender inequality in the household
  • To be able to apply theoretical approaches to explanation of gender inequality in the labor market and household
  • To understand gender inequality in governmental organization
  • To understand problems of gender violence and sexual harassment
  • To know the main gender indices, their advantages and disadvantages
  • To know different types of social policies aiming at achieving gender equality
  • To have the skill to criticize and evaluate different forms of gender differences
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Approaches to gender equality, measurement of gender-role attitudes and gender value gap
  • Reproductive options, reproductive health and reproductive rights
  • Gender inequality in the labour market and in the household
  • Gender and Power, Women and Men in the Organization, Gender Violence and Sexual Harassment
  • Gender indices and social policy measures
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Attendance
    Students are supposed to attend all classes - lectures and seminars.
  • non-blocking Essay
    Students are supposed to write an essay based on the course materials.
  • non-blocking Presentation
    Students are supposed to make a group presentation based on the course materials.
  • non-blocking Tests
    Students will be given several tests during the study period.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.05 * Attendance + 0.05 * Attendance + 0.4 * Essay + 0.125 * Presentation + 0.125 * Presentation + 0.125 * Tests + 0.125 * Tests
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Ace West Don H. Zimmerman, Candace West, & Don H. Zimmerman. (2009). Accounting for doing gender.
  • Ellie D. Berger. (2021). Ageism at Work : Deconstructing Age and Gender in the Discriminating Labour Market. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division.
  • Inglehart, R. F., Ponarin, E., & Inglehart, R. C. (2017). Cultural Change, Slow and Fast: The Distinctive Trajectory of Norms Governing Gender Equality and Sexual Orientation. Social Forces, 95(4), 1313–1340. https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/sox008
  • Temkina, A., & Zdravomyslova, E. (2003). Gender Studies in Post-Soviet Society: Western Frames and Cultural Differences. Studies in East European Thought, 55(1), 51–61. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1021857831011

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Cases in gender and diversity in organizations, Konrad, A.M., 2006
  • Changing forms of employment : organisations, skills, and gender, , 1996
  • For the family? : how class and gender shape women's work, Damaske, S., 2011