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  Gender Studies at USP in 2012  
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Two new courses in Gender Studies will be taught at the University of the South Pacific offered by the School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education.

GN200: Contemporary Feminism: Theory, Methods & Debates for Gender Research (Semester 1)

This course will equip students with critical lenses and skills in feminist and/or gender studies research by examining contemporary issues and debates regarding feminist research methods, methodology and epistemology. Students will apply theory to gender research using several methods in an interactive learning context fostering capacity building and intellectual growth on issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment in their country and/or South Pacific region.

GN300: Gender, Global Change and Development in a Comparative Perspective (Semester 2)

This course will examine how the measures and processes of development are gendered and what policies and institutions have been set in place nationally, regionally and internationally to advocate for gender justice. Case studies from the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, and Asia will be studied for comparative analysis from a rights-based perspective using the gender lens. The course is a good fit for those in the field of research, policy and programming on gender and development.

Note: Both the courses will be offered to face-to-face students at the Laucala Campus, that is, GN200 in semester 1 and GN300 in Semester 2.


The Gender Studies programme at USP is is an excellent preparation for students wanting to specialise in: teaching gender studies, crisis counseling, social work, public relations, public policy, management, research analysts, monitoring and evaluations specialists, crisis advocate, director of feminist/gender NGOs, domestic violence prevention educator/advocate, grant writer, human resource, journalist, gender focal points in multilateral (such as PIFs, SPC, SRPEP, USP) and international organizations (UN, ADB) and donor agencies (AusAID, NZAID, USAID).

Location: School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Law and Education
Contact: Dr Priya Chattier
(679) 323 2424
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