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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2016–2017
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SOS09.4/POLKVA4 Feminist Perspectives on Global Politics 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Yhteiskuntatutkimuksen tutkinto-ohjelma
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

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.

General description

PRELIMINARY ASSIGNMENT (submitted through Moodle by 9 January)

1.      Think of one theme of feminist world politics, which you would like to work with throughout the course. Write a short introduction to Moodle about your theme: why is it feminist world politics, and why did you choose this theme rather than something else.

2.      Read the preliminary reading for the course (announced in Moodle). We will discuss it during the first meeting.



11.1. Introduction to feminist International Relations (Särmä)

18.1. Perspectives on feminist International Political Economy (Vaittinen)

25.1. Feminist security studies/feminism and war (Särmä)

1.2.. Queer and crip approaches to global politics (Vaittinen)

8.2. Art based methods (Särmä)

15.2. Practicing feminist analysis of world politics through Mad Max (Vaittinen)

Enrolment for University Studies

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Saara Särmä, Teacher
Tiina Vaittinen, Contact person


11-Jan-2017 – 15-Feb-2017
Lectures 24 hours
Wed 11-Jan-2017 - 15-Feb-2017 weekly at 12-16, Linna 5014


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

The completion of the course requires active participation in the lectures/seminars, completing the required exercises on the Moodle platform, and the course essay (3,000–3,500 words), submitted by 12 March 2017.