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SOSKV3 Introduction to Gender Studies (web course, spring 2017) 5 ECTS
Location information
Location independent teaching
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

The students are introduced to the basic concepts (such as gender, sexuality, feminism, equality, and intersectionality) as well as research traditions in gender and women's studies especially in the context of social sciences and the Finnish society.

General description

Webcourse “Intoroduction to Gender Studies” gives basic introductory knowledge about gender studies. The course begins with introduction to concept of gender and gender studies and continues with seven themes: feminist knowledge, men and masculinities, equality policy, family, intersectionality, gendered practices of working life, and body and sexuality.

The course is for exchange students and everyone interested in gender studies. Previous studies in gender studies are not required.

The course will be organized 6.2. – 31.3.2017. Each week the students will read text and/or other material available in the internet and discuss them in small groups in the Moodle learning environment.

Requirements for the course include reading independently the course material the beginning of every week (Mon-Tue) and participating actively in web discussions the end of every week (Wed-Fri), writing a short essay (3 pages) and writing a self-evaluation and a course evaluation.

Enrolment for University Studies

Application to the course: starting 2.1.2017 (and ending 25.1.2017).
Maximum 24 students can be admitted into the course.


Katri Otonkorpi-Lehtoranta, Teacher responsible


6-Feb-2017 – 31-Mar-2017


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

The course is organized by HILMA Network for Gender Studies (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/hilma-verkosto/in-english/courses-in-english/)