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Semester 3

Giving an insight in theories, politics and praxis regarding sex, gender and equality in the society on a European level. This will be done in two ways:
- Via an common European intensive course
- Via student exchange between the partner universities, this makes it possible for disciplinary and thematic variation
If you are registered at Abo, you may spend semester 3 either at Abo with teaching below or in a partner university in mobility (provided you fulfil the relevant language requirements):The preferred term for an exchange term at Åbo Akademi University.

Subject: Interdisciplinary approaches to Gender Studies
Language: English
Specialization: Public policy (equality politics in the Nordic countries)

Title of the module Description Number of credits (ECTS)
Introduction to Finnish gender studies
Analysis of Finnish society, Finnish research on gender and gendered power, normativity, and intersectionality in a Finnish context.
Assessment : written exercises
Master thesis seminars
The course gives an introduction to the research process within women’s studies and social sciences consisting of material analysis , theoretical and methodical reflection, phrasing problems and scientific writing.
Assessment: Essay + oral presentations
Thematic studies connected to the MA-thesis
Reflection of theory and method. The student will create an admissible bibliography for the thesis. Please note, that it is only for students who only attend to term 3.
Assessment : Written exercises.
Thematic course 1: Nordic perspectives on equality and Welfare
The course outlines the establishment of the Nordic welfare state through politics, state intervention/policy, and ideology, and addresses contemporary critical gender issues.
Assessment : essay
Thematic course 2: Gender and Conflict
Focus on conflict and its impact on gender relations
Assessment : essay + oral presentation
Individual study courses
Optional self-study courses recommended by the subject.
Assessment : essay

Updated December 11, 2012

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