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Certificate in Gender Studies and Women Development

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This course is designed to survey a range of gender and development issues globally ranging from: the political economy of underdevelopment, feminist analysis of development issues, the sexual division of labour, women’s survival strategies, population issues, and women’s relationship with the environment. Of course, in the current context of rapid social, economic, technological and environmental changes in the world, it is imperative to understand the effects of change on various sub-groups: women, men, indigenous peoples, different classes, and other social groups. Gender and Development Studies (GDS) highlights both the need for specialized focus in gender and development, and the integration of gender analysis and gender relation perspectives.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).

Learning Outcomes

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:

1. Identify and explain the unique challenges faced by women

2. Identify and explain the commonalities that women around the world share

3. Distinguish the multiple approaches to understanding gender and development

4. Assess the “progress” that society has made toward achieving development goals that specifically benefit women

Course Outline

Gender and Development: Principles and Concepts

Gender and Economics Development

Gender, Culture and Human Develoment

New Technologies, Industrialization and Gender

Gender Politics, Civil Society and Human Rights

Gender, Enterprise, and Organizations

Gender, Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Development

Gender Analysis and Gender Responsive Development Planning

Gender, Migration and Human Trafficking in Asia

Gender, Urbanization and Urban Management

Gender and Health


Due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world.

Teaching Methodology

The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.

Course Assessment

To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.

Study Modes

Classroom Online

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Study Tips

  • 1. Come to class regularly and on time
  • 2. Be fully prepared and ready to participate in every class.
  • 3. Find learning and positive experiences with your classmates and the instructor.
  • 4. Read, prepare and turn in your assignments on time.
  • 5. If asked by the instructor to give your opinion on a topic, give your best answer.
  • 6. Willingly and unselfishly share your ideas, experiences, and opinions to the class.
  • 7. Appreciate the opinions and values of your classmates and be respectful
  • 8. Don’t be noisy; don’t interrupt anyone and do well to keep your argument professional.
  • 9. Keep what happens in class professional and confidential.
  • 10. If you cannot make it to class, please let the instructor know in advance.

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