21 July 2017
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Feminist Economics & Development
This course is designed for individuals looking to become familiar with debates in feminist economics and gender and development theory and their application to developing countries. The course provides a critical review of theories, methods and policy-debates from a gender perspective. It also offers students the chance to explore alternative feminist theory and apply such theories to concrete problems in the developing world. Students will be exposed to established debates in feminist scholarship including the crucial gender issue of unpaid care work and the relationship between gender equality and economic growth. We will also consider two particular applications of feminist theories in greater detail – gender budgeting and time-use surveys. Finally, the course will assess how the global economic crisis and globalisation have changed the international division of labour, impacting women and men differently, and how policies have responded to the continued challenge of gender equality.
The course will be based on a combination of lectures, tutorials and interactive activities to introduce students to key concepts and theories and, crucially, to encourage students to think about and discuss what they learn. The course does not require students to have prior qualifications in economics and is intended to be accessible to those working in policy circles, academia or anyone with a general interest in the subject.
Dr Feyzi Ismail and Dr Sara Stevano
Current students, professionals + leisure learners
On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
Understand the ways in which current economic realities and policies in developing countries have different effects on women and men.
Identify the connections between feminist theories and real life processes in developing countries.
On the basis of a solid understanding of alternative, gendered economic and social theory, propose alternative policies that address gender inequalities in different socio-economic contexts.
Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.
Assessment will be optional and will vary for each course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available on request.
GBP 1500: Tuition
A tuition fee of £1500 will be charged per 3-week programme. This figure does not include accommodation fees.
A one-off, non-refundable application fee of £60 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.
An early bird discount of 10% is available if fees are paid by 17 April 2017.
15% discount for SOAS Alumni or if you take a combination of sessions 2 and 3.
20% discount for current SOAS students and our partner institutions.
Other discounts are available for groups, please contact us for further information.
Accommodation is available at an extra fee of £710 for 20 nights. For more details of how to reserve a room please our accommodation page.
SOAS, University of London offers a limited number of scholarships. Please check the website for full detailsRegister for this course
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