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POLKVA41 Feminist Perspectives on Global Politics 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Politiikan tutkimuksen tutkinto-ohjelma
Kansainvälinen politiikka
School of Management

General description

Upon the completion of this course, the student understands how gender and sexuality shape different levels of global politics, from the mundane individual lives to the high politics within and between states. The student recognizes the multiple meanings of gender and sexuality, and understands how they are reproduced in different contexts from the local to the global and from the micro to the macro. The student will be familiar with literatures of feminist International Relations (IR), as well as the nexus and potential dialogue between IR and Gender Studies more generally.

The themes to be discussed during the lectures include:

  • Introduction to feminist study of international relations
  • Feminist security studies and the body
  • Feminist international political economy and the body
  • Queer and crip global politics

Following the lectures, each of the themes will be discussed in a respective seminar with analytical excercises where students learn to examine and unpack the ways the theoretical conceptions unfold in the micro level. Here, different cultural and popular cultural artefacts, from films to literature to art are utilized as the basis of the discussion.

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Suoritusvaihto 1: osallistuminen opetukseen
26.11.2015 alkaen

Suoritusvaihtoehto 2: sähköinen kirjallinen tentti
Haku 13.8.2015 alkaen ympäri lukuvuoden

Pakolliset edeltävät opinnot: POLPOP01 Kansainvälisen politiikan johdantokurssi


Tiina Vaittinen, Teacher responsible
Saara Särmä, Teacher


10-Mar-2016 – 12-May-2016
Lectures 8 hours
Thu 10-Mar-2016 - 17-Mar-2016 weekly at 12-14, Pinni A1081
Thu 31-Mar-2016 - 7-Apr-2016 weekly at 12-14, Pinni A1081
Seminar 16 hours
Thu 14-Apr-2016 - 28-Apr-2016 weekly at 12-16, Pinni A1081
Thu 12-May-2016 at 12-16, Pinni A1081


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

The course consists of lectures, 4 x 2 hours (8hrs) and seminars, 4 x 4 hrs (16hrs).

The completion of the course requires active participation in the lectures/seminars, and completing the required exercises on the Moodle platform.