As a subject, women’s and gender studies comprises Introductory and Intermediate Studies and individual study modules. The scope of the Introductory Studies (A212901) is 25 credits and that of the Intermediate Studies (A212902) 35 credits.
The Introductory Studies offer six courses comprising five credits each, with one compulsory course for all the students: Basic Course in Women’s and Gender Studies.
The Intermediate Studies include three compulsory courses and four fields of specialisation:
1. Theory of Gender Studies (5 – 15 credits)
2. Violence and the Frames for Compassion and Non-Violence (5 – 20 credits)
3. Gender in History and Culture Studies (5 - 15 op), and
4. Globalisation and Social Sustainability from the Northern Perspective (5 - 10 credits)
A212901 Basic Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies, 25 credits
In the Basic Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies, the students get to know the theories and conceptualisations in women’s and gender studies, as well as debates within the discipline based on the theories and conceptualisations of women’s studies, men’s and masculinity studies and queer studies.
The discussion focuses on both discipline-specific and current social, cultural and interactional phenomena, whose description and critical examination highlights gender as an important factor.
A person who has completed the basic studies knows how to
- identify and elucidate various theoretical premises of women’s and gender studies and the underlying historical, cultural and methodological assumptions
- analyse various courses of events, interaction etc. using the theories and concepts of women’s and gender studies
- include intersectionality in her/his considerations
- plan practical activities to promote equality between genders and to remove segregation based on the assumption of multiple identification of actors
- reflect on and develop a sensitivity for women’s and gender issues in her/his own action and interaction.
Methods of delivery: The introductory studies comprise one compulsory course (5 credits) and four other courses. The compulsory courses include face-to-face teaching, as do some of the other introductory studies courses.
A212902 Intermediate Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies, 35 credits
Objective: In the Intermediate Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies, the students deepen their expertise in the theories and methodologies of women’s and gender studies and in its multi- and interdisciplinary approach to research.
A person who has completed the intermediate studies
- is familiar with essential criticism of science in women’s and gender studies and knows how to apply it in practice to evaluate scientific knowledge, methodologies, methods and research ethics
- knows how to elucidate the debate on methodology and methods in women’s and gender studies and how to apply it within the framework of her/his own research
AND knows how to
- analyse/interpret courses of events, interaction etc. by using critically some theory, methodology, method and concepts of women’s and gender studies and intersectionality, and how to report on it in the form of an article, for instance, OR
- plan and organise practical activities to demolish gender segregation and report on it, OR
- plan and organise work for equality based on equality and non-discrimination legislation and report on it, OR
- plan and implement practical activities to intervene in violence and to promote non-secondarising action methods and equality, OR
- organise gender sensitive teaching making use of new information technology, and report on it.
Mode of delivery: The intermediate studies mainly consist of familiarisation with literature. Face-to-face teaching is given in 1-2 courses annually as allowed by resources.
Last updated: 3.10.2013