Gender and Development Studies

To contribute to developing a qualified academic staff, the Institute has taught gender issues in the various academic fields, provided opportunities for graduate studies, introduced the students to the ongoing controversy around women issues at the global and regional levels, and encourage them to participate in the ongoing debate through engaging in workshops and research. Enhancing such academic endeavors aspires to impacting  formal and informal national policies.

  • Expanding and deepening students’ knowledge of existing theory and concepts related to gender and development on the international, regional and Palestinian levels.
  • Developing students’ analytical and critical abilities when dealing with and evaluating policies and developmental programs from a gender perspective.
  • Developing students’ abilities to conduct research that contributes to the identification of the need for integrating gender in developmental sectors, and obstacles hindering it.

The Program aims to develop students’ abilities in four areas.

  • Theory and concepts essential to understanding contemporary social issues, including those relating to the fields of development and gender.
  • Methodology, involving analysis and critical thinking, in evaluating development and legislative policies.
  • Needs assessment and analysis of obstacles involved in the creation and implementation of policy and programs relating to development.
Requirements for completion of the Program
  1. Students are required to complete no less than 36 credit hours distributed as follows:

 

1. Compulsory Courses: (18 credit hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

GADS630

Concepts and Issues in Gender and Development 

 

GADS631

Historical and Theoretical Introduction to Gender and Development Studies

 

GADS632

Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Development

GADS630 

GADS631

GADS633

Quantative Research Methods for Gender and Development

GADS634

Qualitative Research Methods for Gender and Development

GADS635

Gender Analaysis  and Gender Planning

Note: All students are required to complete either GADS 633 or GADS 634 within the first 15 hours of their registration in the program.

 

2. Elective Courses: (12 credit hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

GADS636

Legal Frameworks for Gender, Citizenship and the State

GADS630

GADS631

GADS637

Gender and Economic Relations

GADS638

Special Topics in Gender and Development

GADS639

Development Policies

GADS730

Non-Govermental Organizations and Gender

GADS731

Applications of Modern Approaches to Gender and Development 

GADS732

Legal and Gender and Development Issues in the Palestinian and Arab Society

GADS733

Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Law

* Students can substitute three of the above-mentioned elective courses with three courses from another graduate program, after the approval of the Program Council.

 

3. Track “A” or Track “B”: 6 Credit Hours; Thesis or two Seminars​

Track

Track Title

Track Number

Prerequisite(s)

Track A

Thesis

GADS860

Complete no less than 15 credit hours from the program, including GADS633 and GADS634

Track B

Seminars

GADS830

GADS831