FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011
GEND2005 Crimes by and against Women: Theories, Evidence & Popular Portrayals This course examines a range of violent crimes involving women from the perspective of gender. Throughout the course, students will compare portrayals of these forms of violence with the various theoretical perspectives and empirical research that attempt to explain why these crimes occur.
GEND2006 Gender and Religion This course builds upon the Feminist Theology course, and focuses on the analysis from a feminist perspective on Christian biblical teaching. During the course students will distinguish between the continued source of empowerment that the biblical scriptures have for Christian followers, and androcentric interpretations of women’s role and participation/exclusion in society.
challenge students to think about ‘theory’ not as an abstract formulation but as a process that is constantly shaping our lives via policies, laws, self-conceptualization in ways that are gendered.
GEND2501 Women, Leadership and Change in Developing Countries This course analyses the issue of power; leadership and authority from the perspective of gender, the strategies of women’s leadership that contribute to altering controversial barriers and produce benefits for men and women. It examines the contributions of women in developing countries whose domestic, professional and public activities have transformed communities at the local and global levels; to develop an understanding of the role of women as global leaders and managers through an appreciation of the historical contribution of women, the contemporary social trends impacting women and the future vision of women as leaders and managers.
GEND2110 Gender and Caribbean Economic Relations The course examines the emergence, evolution and interaction in the field of Gender and Caribbean Economy. It is specifically interested in the intersection of gender analysis and Caribbean economic development.
GEND2201 Women’s Studies: An Introduction to Feminist Theories The primary objective of this course is to examine and interrogate the various feminist theories used to analyse conditions affecting women and to evaluate their relevance to understanding the experience of women in the Caribbean.
GEND2202 Women and Development in the Caribbean This course builds upon the feminist theories introduced in the course (GEND2201). The objective is to begin to evaluate critically the diverse experiences of Caribbean women as represented in history, politics and political participation, education, literature, religion and social policy and to relate these whenever possible to the development strategies pursued in the Caribbean.
GEND3701 Men and Masculinities in the Caribbean: Theoretical Perspective Prerequisite (one of): GEND2201, GEND2202, PSYC3013 This course will examine and evaluate the four main theoretical approaches to studying masculinity and their relevance to understanding the experience of Caribbean men. The responses of the men’s movement will be examined.
GEND3702 Contemporary Issues of Men & Masculinity in the Caribbean Prerequisite (one of): GEND2201, GEND2202, GEND3701, PSYC3013 This course will examine the various expressions of Caribbean masculinities and their implications for Caribbean men, women and society. The responses of the men’s movement to issues affecting men will also be examined.
GEND2203 Feminist Theoretical Frameworks Feminist Theoretical Frameworks aims to provide senior undergraduate students with a rigorous and critical introduction to the issues arising from a range of feminist theoretical debates. There are three primary objectives. The first objective is to
GEND3703 Feminist Critiques of Development Theories: Implications for Policy & Planning The course examines the neo-Marxist and the neo-classical schools of economic thought and the modernization approach to development from the perspective of gender. It traces how the