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SOS4.4 Introduction to Gender Studies (web course, spring 2018) 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
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Opiskelija tunnistaa tapoja, joilla sukupuolet ja seksuaalisuudet muotoutuvat yhdessä muiden yhteiskunnallisten erojen kanssa ihmisten jokapäiväisessä toiminnassa ja yhteiskunnan rakenteissa. Hän tunnistaa myös eroihin liittyviä eriarvoisuuksia ja hierarkioita. Hän tuntee tapoja, joilla tutkimuksessa jäsennetään sukupuolia ja seksuaalisuuksia yhteiskunnallisina ja kulttuurisina ilmiöinä.

General description

Webcourse “Introduction 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 12.2- 6.4.2018. 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.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is organized by HILMA Network for Gender Studies. Application to the course 8.1.-1.2.2018. There can be max 30 students in the course. For further information and enrolment, please see:


Katri Otonkorpi-Lehtoranta, Teacher responsible


12-Feb-2018 – 6-Apr-2018


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