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AIS204 - Gender, Globalisation and Development


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Maree Pardy




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1-hour class (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week


This unit draws from two key fields of scholarship, gender and globalisation and gender and international development, to explore how gender fundamentally shapes our experiences of the world, from everyday interactions to international politics. The unit introduces students to important contemporary debates to stimulate a conceptual and practical encounter with globalisation, international development and security from a gender perspective. It will cover areas such as: global flows of goods, people, finance, images and ideas; new global sexualities; femininities and masculinities; gender, race and global cultures; gender and labour; gender and poverty; gender, religion and globalisation; sexuality rights; transnational feminisms and the gendered dimensions of international institutions. The unit will impart conceptual and practical tools to apply a gender perspective and analysis to the domains of theory, culture, politics, policy, organisations and employment.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Understand the conceptual and practical dimensions of gender, globalization and development

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Identify and explain key controversies of gender, culture and globalisation

GLO2: Communication

GLO8: Global citizenship


Understand and analyse the contributions from a range of theories (gender, feminist, queer, globalisation and development theories), institutions (UN, World Bank, WHO) and activists to the dynamics of gender globalisation and development

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Apply gender perspectives and gender analyses to a range of contexts at the local, national and international level

GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Class Exercise   20% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Report   40% Week 9
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Essay 1500 words 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIS204 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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