Learning to be a Leader: Whole Woman; Whole Leader; Whole World
The Candle for Leadership given to each Participant of the the GWLN 2015
The GWLN 2015 Coaches
Being Inspired in the Great Dinner at Silicon Valley.
Participants at the Great Dinner- Silicon Valley Los Santos
With some of the Participants from Nepal
Participants Awaiting to Declare the Vision for Each Leader
Participants Awaiting to Declare the Vision for Each Leader
The Seven Member Kenyan Team in the GWLN 2015 Program, with the Kenyan Vision- “ We Believe a New World is Possible for Kenya Women”

BachelorOf Arts(GenderAndDevelopmentStudies)

The criteria for admission for Bachelor’s Degree Programme into the Kenyatta University shall apply. The requirements for admission to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences shall apply.  Programme minimum requirements for BA in Gender and Development:

  •  K.C.S.E (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) mean grade of C+ or its equivalent.
  •  Division two in “O” level Certificate plus three years relevant work experience
  •  “A”- level certificate or two principal passes of D plain.
  •  A degree or a diploma from a recognized university or institution of higher learning.
  • Mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Degree Guidelines (Major and Minor) Gender Major
Students can pursue a B.A. in Gender and Development Studies as a MAJOR by pursuing more
subjects in gender and development studies as advised by the department while combining them with other related subjects in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Gender Minor
Students from other schools in the University can take gender and development studies units as
a MINOR as they pursue their various degree programmes.

The common university regulations shall apply. Each unit shall be marked out of 100.  Continuous Assessment shall be 30% while the Final Examination shall be 70% Grading shall be  as follows:
70%  -100%(A),60%-69%  (B),  50%-59%(C),  40%-49%(D),  0%-39%(E).  The  pass  mark  for  the
Bachelors degree shall be 40%.

The programme leads to the award of Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender and Development of
Kenyatta University.

Course Requirements
There are core courses compulsory for all students taking Gender and Development studies in the BA programme.  Students also take the number of electives necessary for fulfillment of the requirements for the BA degree.  The courses are offered in units.

Unit Code and Title

Level 100
UCU 101: Development Studies
AGD 100: Introduction to Gender and Development AGD 101: Evolution of Gender and Development AGD 102: Gender, Culture and Development.
AGD 103: Gender, Population and Development.

Level 200
AGD 200: Gender, Governance & Development
AGD 201: Introduction to Gender and Development Theories AGD 202: Participatory Approaches in Gender and Development AGD 203: Gender in Agriculture and Development
ACU 201: Introduction to Statistics in Social Sciences
ACU 202: Methods and Techniques of Social Science Research

Level 300
AGD 300: Gender Analysis Frameworks
AGD 301: Gender Based Violence
AGD 303: Gender and Environmental Management
AGD 305: Gender, Project Planning, Development and Management
AGD 307: Gender Dimensions in Community Mobilization and Development
AGD 312: Gender Dimensions in Rural and Urban Development
AGD 317: Gender, Language and Communication

AGD 304: Gender in Regional Cooperation and Development AGD 309: Gender, Economic Planning & Policy Development AGD 313: Gender and Social Change
AGD 314: Gender Issues in Science, Technology & Development
AGD 315: Violence against Women
AGD 316: Gender, Children and Development Issues in Africa

Level 400
AGD 402: Gender Planning, Policy Formulation and Implementation
AGD 403: Gender, Population and Resource Management
AGD 405: Gender, Human Rights and Development
AGD 407: Gender, Conflict Management and Peace Building
AGD 408: Gender Mainstreaming
AGD 410: Gender and Empowerment
AGD 411: Gender, Reproductive Health and Human Sexuality
AGD 415: Gender, Education and Development
AGD 401: Project (Equivalent to two units) AGD 416: Gender and the Media
AGD 417: Gender, Religion and Development

Dr. Samuel M. Mwangi

Department of Gender and Development Studies


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