EDSD 525: Gender, Ethnicity and Social Inclusion (3)

This course has been designed to explore the significance of gender, ethnicity and social inclusion in the context of sustainable development. The course will explore some of the key concepts and theories associated with gender, ethnicity and social exclusion/inclusion and the implications in identifying and addressing sustainable development issues. In addition, there will be exploration of other intersecting factors (such as caste, class, race, geography, sexuality) to take a multidimensional approach to social analysis with regards to sustainable development. 

Content Objectives:

This course aims at raising critical awareness and understanding of interdisciplinary discourses of gender, ethnicity and social inclusion and the implications for sustainable development.

Specifically the course will enable students:

a) To develop a critical understanding of ‘gender’ and other identities of ethnicity and class as organizing categories in society


b) To explore the links between gender, ethnicity and social exclusion/inclusion with reference to sustainable development and identify issues from a gender and social inclusion perspective.

c) To identify areas of individual research interest and develop research literacy skills

Course Delivery:

This course will be facilitated in 3 hour classes over a period of 16 weeks, totaling 48 contact hours. The course facilitation approach takes into account each student’s own knowledge and autonomous learning. Hence, each class will be a combination of concept delivery and other participatory activities, such as group work, discussions and student presentations. There will be pre-assigned readings for each week. Students are expected to come prepared to actively participate and contribute to the learning process in the class. All relevant resources will be made available to the students through KUSOED’s online learning system.