Gender, Power and Politics, 7,5 Credits

What is politics and what constitutes a political problem? The answer is not immediately clear. An example of the ambiguity is the politicisation of violence against women, which has changed from being constructed as a private (non)issue, to an urgent political problem constructed around global public health, economic costs and gender equality. This course problematises the concept and practice of the political and policy boundaries: what is and who does politics? It addresses the emergence of the Swedish gender equality project and feminist critique thereof; the gendering of policy areas and representation; and the political organising of women - from grass roots to EU lobbying to hashtags. Intersectional feminist perspectives that problematise gender, power and politics are key elements of the course, which provides examples of how feminist theory can be used as an analytical tool to understand, critically assess and to analyse current events.

ECTS Credits

7,5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements (G1N)

School

School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: General entry requirements.

Selection: Average grade/national university aptitude test/university points

Additional information: Teaching Methods

The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.

Assessment

The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.

Course syllabus

Application code: X1005

Prerequisites: General entry requirements.

Selection: Average grade/national university aptitude test/university points

Additional information: Teaching Methods

The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.

Assessment

The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.

Course syllabus

Application code: X1105

Prerequisites: General entry requirements.

Selection: Average grade/national university aptitude test/university points

Additional information: Teaching Methods

The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.

Assessment

The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.

Course syllabus

Application code: V1051