Gender and Society
30 ECTS credits
The aim of the course is to analyse the role of gender in society in interdisciplinary and intersectional gender studies perspectives. Students develop an independent ability to discuss, theorise, and analyse the role of gender in societal development. The course covers different empirical and theoretical perspectives in gender studies in relation to how gender, ethnicity, class, religion, ability, and sexuality interplay with societal institutions and the development of society, with a focus on how this interplay creates and shapes gendered bodies, subjects, identifications, gender relations, and power structures. The course also outlines the development of different gender studies theories and concepts which relate to these issues, including the theories and concepts of feminist, postcolonial, and critical race studies, transgender studies, queer studies, critical men's and masculinity studies, and feminist studies of health, medicine, and technology. The course is intended for students at the Master level who want to engage in in-depth study of gender studies theories of gender and society and conduct their own independent analyses of society and its institutions on the basis of gender studies theories, methods, and criticism.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: A Bachelor degree
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.