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|Degree Code:||NDG||Degree Name:||Master of Arts in Gender and Development|
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COST KSHS 295,000.00
The master of Arts in Gender and Development is for students who are interested in gaining further skills and knowledge in gender and development issues. The programm will enable students to mainstream gender into development planning, progrmming and policy implementation to achieve gender equality in resource allocation between women and men in society. It deals with critical gender analysis and practical skills as constructive approaches to reforming development practice towards more equitable and sustainable outcomes.
The rationale of the programme is to relate different analytical and policy concerns raised in gender and development to specific concerns in sectoral plans and policies at all levels and stages of development interventions.
The following shall be eligible for admission:
i) Holders of a bachelors degree of the university of Nairobi with at least an upper Second Class honors or equivalent qualification from other institutions recognized by the university of Nairobi Senate.
ii)Holders of Bachelors degree with Lower Second class honors and a postgraduate diploma from the University of Nairobi or other institutions recognized by the University ofSenate.
iii) Holders of apass degree with working experience of three years and a post-graduate diploma from the University of Nairobi or other institutions recognised by the University of nairobi Senate.
NDG 601Mainstreaming Gender in Development
NDG 602Gender and Development Theory
NDG 603Research Methods in Gender
NDG 604Gender Planning and Policy Analysis
NDG 605Gender, Education and Training
NDG 606Media, Literary works and Gender
NDG 607Gender Based Violence
NDG 608Gender, Labour and Employment
NDG 609Gender, Poverty and Sustainable Livelihoods
NDG 610Gender, Aging and Disability
NDG 611Gender, Law and Human Rights
NDG 612Gender, Democracy and Governance
NDG 613Gender, Language and Socialization
NDG 614Gender and Social Change
NDG 615Gender and Public Health
NDG 616Gender and Reproductive Health
NDG 617Gender, Technology and Information Systems
NDG 618Gender Issues in Cross-Cultural Perspective
NDG 619Gender and Urban Development
NDG 620Gender globalization and Development
NDG 621Gender and Natural Resources Management
NDG 622Research Project240
The programme will consist of coursework, examination and a project. It will run for a minimum of four and a maximum of twelve semesters of fifteen weeks each.
Students shall be required to take a minimum of two course units and up to a maximum of six course units per semester.
Students shall be required to take five core courses and a minimum of seven electives and a project paper.Each course unit shall be taught for a total of sixty contact hours.
Students shall be required to take a total of twelve course units and a project paper whose topic shall be approved by the Academic Board of the Institute of Anthropology, gender and African Studies.
The project paper is core and shall be undertaken during the last semester and shall be equivalent to four course units.
The Master of Arts in Gender and Development is for students who are interested in gaining further skills and knowledge in gender and development issues. The programme will enable students to mainstream gender into development planning, programming and policy implementation to achieve gender analysis and practical skills as constructive approaches to reforming development practice towards more equitable and sustainable outcomes.
The rationale of the programme is to relate different analytical and policy concerns raised in gender and development to specific sectoral plans and policies at all levels and stages of development interventions.
The objectives of the programme are:
A candidate may be exempted from some course units and credits transferred from institutions recognized by senate subject to the following conditions:
Must have passed in similar course units at masters or equivalent level.
The applicant can only transfer up to a maximum of one third of the course units.
The applicant must request for exemption in writing through the Director Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies to the Director of the Board of Post-graduate Studies.
The application must be accompanied by officially endorsed supporting documents including the institution’s syllabus for the relevant courses.
The applicant must pay the appropriate exemption fees to the university
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|Course Code||Course Name||Course Hours|
|NDG 600||Concepts In Gender Analysis||60||View Description|
Concepts In Gender Analysis Description
History and origin of gender and development; development; gender analysis; sex; partriarchy; practical and strategic gender interests and needs; autonomy/targeting; masculinity and feminity; equity and equality; mainstreaming;roles; relations; gender eguality in practice; gender planning and policy; gender theoretical frameworks; welfare and empowerment.
|NDG 601||Gender Mainstreaming||60||View Description|
Gender Mainstreaming Description
Origin and definition of gender mainstreaming; shift from integrating to mainstreaming; gender equality; techniques and tools of gender mainstreaming; strategies for gender mainstreaming; access and control profile over resources; activity profile of women and men in various sectors of economy; gender mainstreaming frameworks; capacity building for gender mainstreaming; Practical skills for gender mainstreaming; gender auditing, tools for gender auditing, gender mainstreaming and empowerment; monitoring and evaluation of gender mainstreaming processes; challenges to gender mainstreaming and strategies to address them
|NDG 602||Gender And Development Theory||60||View Description|
Gender And Development Theory Description
Development theory and development practice; Causes and concepts of underdevelopment; Modernization theory; Dependency theory; Political economy; Liberal and neoliberal theories; Post-modernism; Issues in development policy; the concept of sustainable human development; essential elements of sustainability; functioning and capacity building strategies for the promotion of gender equity; community-based participatory approaches; approaches to more inclusive and gender-responsive participatory development; building alliances beyond the community; poverty; from a human development perspective; male and female economic activity and changes; gender disparity in human development; sustainable rural livelihoods, gender-related human development indicators.
|NDG 603||Research Methods In Gender||View Description|
Research Methods In Gender Description
Definition and characteristics of good research; the foundations of social research and epistemological issues; Feminist approaches to social research; types of research: descriptive, correlational, explanatory and exploratory; research process: problem statement, literature review; measurement scales: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, and Ratio; reliability and validity; threats to validity; gender research designs; sampling; qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques; writing up of empirical research and reporting research findings; ethical issues and concerns in research involving human subjects; engendering the research process; the production of gender disaggregated data; content analysis; ethics in social science research; mixed methodology techniques; participatory research; gender and feminist research; critical research; social impact assessment (SIA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA).
|NDG 605||Gender, Education And Training||60||View Description|
Gender, Education And Training Description
Meaning of gender education; gender, education and training in traditional forms of education; the effects of colonial policies on gender education; missionaries and gender education; affirmative action and gender education in the post-colonial school system; the role of family and community on contemporary female education and training; implications of educational policies on women’s education and training; disparities between women and men’s education and training; role of gender in enrolment and retention in school, gender dimensions of educational progression; impact of structural adjustment programmes (SAPS) on education and training of men and women in Sub-Saharan Africa; women, fertility, education, training, formal employment and women’s status; gender and enrolment in post-secondary institutions in Kenya; affirmative action and university education in Kenya; cultural practices and gender education in Kenya; regional and gender disparities in educational enrolment in Kenya; gender-based violence in educational institutions; gender stereotypes and education; leadership and gender in educational institutions
|NDG 606||Media, Literary Works And Gender||60||View Description|
Media, Literary Works And Gender Description
Gender participation in the communication sector; representation of men and women in key decision-making positions in media organization; gender sensitivity in the media; the role of the media in the advancement of women; portrayal of women and men in the media through advertisement and commercial messages; portrayal of men and women in literature, arts, music and drama; differential access to and control of the electronic information highways by women and men; gender stereo-types in the media; media coverage for women and men; media manipulation of women and men; strategies for change; gender-biased programming; alternative communication networks and sources of information for women; mainstreaming a gender perspective in media policies, literary
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|NDG 607||Gender Based Violence||60||View Description|
Gender Based Violence Description
Definitions and the context of gender-based violence (GBV) in the work place, family, community, society, armed conflict and humanitarian situations; connections between gender, culture, sexuality and violence; forms of GBV: Physical, psychological, sexual, economic, cultural and political; theoretical approaches to GBV; causes and contributing factors; the impact of GBV on education, health and development; GBV and the legal system; prevention strategies and responses: the role of the police, social welfare agencies, legal system, religious and cultural remedies; national and international legal frameworks addressing GBV including the UN, civil society, public and private sectors; activism against GBV; case studies
|NDG 618||Gender Issues In Cross-cultural Perspectives||60||View Description|
Gender Issues In Cross-cultural Perspectives Description
Definition of cross-cultural studies; evolution of cross cultural studies on gender issues; history and development of cross-cultural studies; theoretical issues in cross cultural studies; methodological approaches and principles; evolution of sex and gender differences in human evolution; cross-cultural constructions of sex and gender attributes; roles and relations; enculturation and socialization cross-culturally; gender, sexuality, marital and property rights; gender and divinity; gender and religious practices and cultural values; gender, social control and conflict resolution.
|NAF 666||Children's Cultures||60||View Description|
Children's Cultures Description
Children’s peer cultures and interpretive production; Examining peer culture from the child’s perspective; Central importance of peer culture in interpretive production; Children’s transition to initial peer cultures; Symbolic aspects of children’s cultures; Material aspects of children’s cultures; Central themes in children’s initial peer cultures; Friendship, sharing, and social participation; Autonomy and control in peer cultures; Conflict and differentiation in initial peer cultures; Preadolescent peer cultures; The structure of children’s play - children’s play as cultural activity, play and personhood, interpreting children’s play.
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|NDG 609||Gender, Poverty And Sustainable Livelihoods||60||View Description|
Gender, Poverty And Sustainable Livelihoods Description
Conceptualizing poverty; vulnerability; marginality; rural versus urban poverty and resource access and control; the structural dimensions of poverty; feminization of poverty; theories and methodological approaches; gender, poverty and development; poverty indices and measures; gender participation in poverty analysis; assessment and profiling; effects of SAPs and liberalization policies on livelihoods; global and national strategies and policies for poverty alleviation; MDGs, vision 2030, CDF, rural development funds; role of public and private (NGOs etc ) sector in poverty alleviation; politics of food aid; community participation in rural development; reassessing poverty reduction strategies.