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Global Gender Studies: Agency and Structure

Course
Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-16701
Tuition
Full education cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Summary

In this course you learn to use theories of agency and structure in order to understand structural inequalities and how these may change. Apply for courses in global gender studies if you aim to specialize in challenges related to gender issues.

About

Discussions about women and men as actors or victims of structures are constantly recurring. How to handle this question is a crucial challenge for feminist theory in our time. In this course you will learn to use theories of agency and structure in order to understand structural inequalities and how these may change. We challenge our understanding of gender and its framework, while studying a number of current global themes such as migration, nations, states and borders, conflicts, religion and security, trade and labor, and health and sexuality.

The teaching in Global Gender Studies takes the form of lectures and seminars. In the seminars you will get the opportunity to deepen your understanding and let your views be confronted with the perspectives of other students. A fundamental part of the courses' design is continuous writing assignments, which give you an opportunity to develop your own thinking and writing. The courses are held in English with both Swedish and international students.

Do you have questions? Please contact our Study Counsellors:

https://www.gu.se/en/globalstudies/study-counselling

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

General entrance requirements

Selection

Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %).

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %).

After graduation

Global studies is especially suitable for those who aspire to a career in occupational fields dealing with global challenges to social, economic and ecological sustainability. Apply for courses in global gender studies if you aim to specialize in challenges related to gender issues. The courses are also suitable for those who want to add competence relating to gender and globalisation to their education in other fields.

Facilities

Our lectures and seminars are held in Annedalseminariet in Linnéstaden, close to the public park Slottsskogen.

Exchange opportunities