The need to integrate gender concerns in all situations of development interventions has been the focus of many development efforts throughout the world over the last few decades. The reason for the concern is the need to work towards a more equitable gender balance in all sectors of the economy and in different facets of life.
The Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Development Studies at the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (IAGAS) is a degree programme designed and developed to articulate gender and development issues in a changing political, socio-economic and cultural environment. At a more theoretical level, the programme seeks to provide a deeper understanding of an evolving gender system as a socially constructed system of hierarchical relationships which are manifested differently under diverse cultural contexts. At the level of intervention, the focus is on how development partners can be sensitized and encouraged to increase their support for and commitment to the promotion of gender equity through a variety of gender responsive policies and programmes and also to develop strategies to accelerate and institutionalize the process of gender mainstreaming.
The overarching concern here is that the goal of sustainable development cannot be achieved without the full participation of men and women as equal partners in the development and decision-making processes at all levels. This programme also aims to provide students with tools for critical thinking and analysis and to engage in philosophical discussions about the relationships between one’s gender and society.
Candidates are expected to attend all the scheduled course lectures for which they are registered. There will be two modes of study:
- Part Time (Module ll)
- Distance Learning (Module lll)
Module ll is offered during day (8:00am to 5:00pm) and/or evenings week days (5:30pm to 8:30pm) and may include weekends where applicable from 8:00am to 5:00pm
The Module lll is offered off-campus using multi-media approach in distance education in the following ways:
- The main media of instruction are print and electronic study materials.
- The study materials are self-instructional.
- There is limited use of face-to-face lectures during the residential sessions.
- Face-to-face delivery mode does not exceed one third of the instructional time and students are required to attend any scheduled lectures/tutorials where applicable for the courses they have registered for.
Where a field trips is required, the duration will take between 1 and 5 days days
The B.A Gender and Development Studies degree comprises the following course units;
NGE 101 Introduction to Gender and Dev. Studies
NGE 102 Gender and Culture
NGE 103 Gender Division of Labour
NGE 104 Introduction to Anthropology
NGE 105 Inter-disciplinary Approaches to Gender Analysis
NGE 106 Cultural Anthropology
NGE 107 Mainstreaming Gender into the Dev. Process
NGE 108 Gender Analysis in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
NGE 109 Women and the Democratization Process
NGE 110 Gender and Homelessness
NGE 111 Introduction to Ethnology
NGE 112 Gender and Entrepreneurship
NGE 201 Gender and Agricultural Development
NGE 202 Gender and Poverty
NGE 203 Gender and Employment
NGE 204 Gender and Governance
NGE 205 Comparative Ethnology
NGE 206 Ecological Anthropology
NGE 207 Gender and Shelter
NGE 208 Gender and Sustainable Development
NGE 209 Gender and Politics
NGE 210 Gender and Education
NGE 211 Gender-Sensitive Language
NGE 212 Ethnology of African Societies
NGE 301 Gender and Health
NGE 302 Theoretical Perspectives in Gender Studies
NGE 303 Gender and Community Development
NGE 304 Gender Violence
NGE 305 Gender and Communication
NGE 306 Economic Anthropology
NGE 307 Gender and Law
NGE 308 Gender and Environmental Management
NGE 309 Gender and Migration
NGE 310 Gender and Technology
NGE 311 Women’s Development Organizations in a Changing World
NGE 312 Family and Kinship
NGE 401 Gender and Reproductive Health
NGE 402 Gender and the Media
NGE 403 Gender Research Methodology
NGE 404 Gender and Pastoralism
NGE 405 Gender and Armed Conflict
NGE 406 Cultural Context of Nutrition
NGE 407 Gender, Power and Decision-making
NGE 408 Gender and Tourism
NGE 409 The Impact of Development on Gender Roles and Relations
NGE 410 Cultural Change and Development
NGE 411 Gender in the Third World
NGE 412 Gender and Medical Pluralism
NGE 413 Gender and Aging
The fees structure for B.A Gender and Development studies can be found here:
Fees and Funding
|BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES - N12|
|EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)||1,000.00|
|CAUTION - (ONCE)||5,000.00|
|ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)||7,000.00|
|MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)||6,500.00|
|ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)||2,000.00|
|STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)||1,000.00|
|ID CARD ( PER YEAR)||1,000.00|
|REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)||2,250.00|
|LIBRARY (PER YEAR)||4,000.00|
At the end of each course, candidates will be required to sit for a 2 (two) hour written examination.
N20 A candidate shall not be permitted to sit for the University examinations unless he/she has attended lectures regularly throughout the semester and covered at least two thirds of the course.
N21 Assessment of each candidate’s performance shall be through Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs), Essays, Assignments and Term Papers and end of Semester examination. For each course, Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) shall account for 30% and the final written examination 70% of the total marks. Candidates will be given at least two CATs. The candidate’s end of semester CAT score shall be an average of the number of CATs given during the semester.
N22 The maximum score a candidate shall get in a course is 100% but, in order, to pass, candidates will require 40%. These marks shall be translated into letter grades as follows: 70% - 100% = A, 60% - 69% = B, 50% - 59% = C, 40% - 49% = D, 39% and below =E.
N23 A student, who, for good cause supported with authenticated documentary evidence, fails to sit or complete an end-of-semester examination may be allowed to sit forspecial exampaper(s) concerned when the examination is nextoffered.
N24 A candidate who fails any end-of-semester examination paper on the first attempt shall be allowed two more attempts to sit and pass the paper in supplementary examination. A candidate who fails a paper may, in consultation with the Institute, and upon approvalsubstitute that course unit with another unit of the same level from the Instituteprovided that it is not a core Unit.
N25 Subject to Regulation N23 a candidate who has up to, but not more than five failed gradesat any one time shall be allowed to proceed to the next level until they have sat and passed supplementary exams.Coursework marks shall not be taken into account.
N26 A candidate shall notbe allowed to carry forward more than 5 (five) failed grades at any one time.
N27 A candidate who has more than 5 (five) failed grades after three unsuccessful attempts at each of the units concerned shall be discontinued.
N28 To qualify for the award of the degree, a candidate must have studied for and passed in at least 45 (forty-five)course units, including compulsory common undergraduate course unit (where applicable). Where a candidate has taken more than 45 units, only the best 44 shall be considered in the award of the degree provided that all compulsory courses are taken into account.
N29 The Final grade and the best 44 classification will be based on the average percentage marks obtained in all the courses taken during the degree programme.
N30 The classification of the final award will be based on the following: