BA – Gender and Development (under the BA in Social Sciences)
Objectives of the GAD Programme
The subject of GAD is offered as a component of the BA Social Sciences Programmes. The overall objective of the GAD subject is to develop the intellectual and analytical capacity of students through teaching and research on the concepts and theories of gender and development and their applicability to other disciplines.
The Specific Objectives
- Provide a sound theoretical foundation in Gender and Development.
- Ensure that gender specificity and sensitivity are part of the knowledge base.
- Understand the significance of gender for development policy and projects/programmes.
- Provide a foundation in gender and women’s studies discipline to students intending to pursue post-graduate studies.
- Meet the growing demand for gender-responsive skills in development.
5.4.3 Structure of GAD Programme
The three year undergraduate programme runs on the semester system. There are two semesters (17 weeks each) a year. The entire programme of instruction lasts for a total period of 126 weeks. The programme follows the Major/Minor structure. Minor subjects may be taken outside the College of Humanities and Social Sciences or from units within the College.
The first year student takes six (6) courses each semester of which two are core courses in Gender and Development
Year 2 and 3
Major in GAD: two (2) core courses plus one elective in GAD and one course in minor per semester
Minor in GAD: one (1) core course in GAD plus two courses in major area per semester
Each course represents a total of four contact hours per week, amounting to a total of 60 contact hours per Semester.
5.4.4 BA Programme courses
YEAR 1 GAD COURSES
|YEAR 1||Semester I||CH||CU|
|GAD1104 core||Introduction to Theories of Gender and Development||45||3|
|GAD1105 core||Gender, Culture and Society||45||3|
|GAD1204 core||Introduction to Feminist theory||45||3|
|GAD1205 core||The International Women’s Movement||45||3|
YEAR 2 GAD COURSES
|YEAR 2||Semester I|
|GAD2105 core||Gender, Politics and the State||60||4|
|GAD2106 core||Gendered Identities and Representation||60||4|
|GAD2108||Gender, Conflict and Displacement||45||3|
|GAD2109||Gender and Social Sector||45||3|
|GAD2209||Approaches to Gender and Development Practice||60||4|
|SOC2201||Research Methodology II: Ethnographic Theory and Method||60||4|
|GAD2211||Gender, Science and Technology||45||3|
|GAD2212||Feminism and Religion||45||3|
YEAR 3 GAD COURSES
|YEAR 3||Semester I|
|GAD3105||Sexuality: Concepts and Perspectives||60||4|
|GAD3106||Feminism, Activism & Civil Society||45||3|
|PAM3100||Human Resource Development and Management||45||3|
|GAD3107||Gender and Development Strategies in Uganda||45||3|
|GAD3209||Gender, the Law and Human Rights||60||4|
|GAD3210||Feminist Perspective of Sustainable Development||60||4|
|GAD3211||Gender and Globalization||45||3|
|GAD3212||Gender Based Violence||45||3|
|GAD3213||Men’s Studies: Masculinities and Development||45||3|