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The Graduate Diploma in Gender and Development is a 36-unit program offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
The Graduate Diploma in Gender and Development is offered in flexible delivery online with a limited range of optional topics. Students may undertake the course online, mixed mode or fully on campus.
This course articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis and the 72-unit Master of Arts (Women's Studies) and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course aims to offer a structured program of study in the field of gender and development to students with little or no previous knowledge or academic training in either the principal subject area or in gender studies.
The course will introduce students to a comprehensive set of topics dealing with the principal issues in the area of gender and development and will be multidisciplinary.
The program aims to introduce students to the theoretical and empirical analysis of a wide range of issues and will focus on the development of skills relevant to the following educational aims:
- to meet the requisite academic standards and skills for entry into the Master of Arts (Women's Studies)
- to provide students with the basic skills and specialist knowledge which can be applied in the gender and development field or associated areas of employment and/or research.
Students successfully completing the course will be able to:
- analyse and explain gender differences and disadvantages for women in national and international contexts
- identify, summarise and evaluate different approaches to understanding gender and development
- research a range of issues in gender and development
- improve or develop writing and other communication skills.
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Gender and Development, a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Except with permission of the Dean (Education):
- the program must be completed full-time within two consecutive semesters or part-time within six consecutive semesters;
- no topic may be attempted more than twice.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in 12 or more units may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.
Not all topics necessarily are available in a given year.
Core - Year 1 topics
27 units comprising:
DVST9031 Gender Analysis (4.5 units)
DVST9032 Gender Mainstreaming (4.5 units)
WMST9010 Thinking Through The Body GE (4.5 units)
WMST9022 Global Feminist Activism GE (4.5 units)
WMST9023 Sexualities: Perspectives, Pleasures, Politics (4.5 units)
WMST9025 Media and Cultural Identities: Gender, Race and Sexuality GE (4.5 units)
Option - Year 1 topics
Select 9 units from the following:
DSRS9052 Design and Evaluation of Disability Programs (4.5 units)
DSRS9057 Introduction to Disability Theory and Professional Practice (4.5 units)
GEOG8012 Development Problems and Solutions (4.5 units)
GEOG8761 Caring as Country: Indigenous Environmental Management GE (4.5 units)
INDG9000 Indigenous Research Methodologies (4.5 units)
INTR9051 International Human Rights: Theory and Practice (4.5 units)
INTR9077 Global Inequality (4.5 units)
PHCA9521 Critical Perspectives on Global Health and Development (4.5 units)
POAD8022 Public Management (4.5 units)
POAD8138 Governance and Public Policy (4.5 units)
POAD9015 Economics and Public Policy (4.5 units)
Students who have already completed topic(s) at Flinders with considerable overlap with core topic(s) listed above should choose alternative topic(s) in discussion with the Course Coordinator.