Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

The course will introduce topics as Palestinian families under occupation and in conditions of war, factors involved in changing gender roles, relations and decision-making in the family, the role of Palestinian Authority in impacting family and gender and violence and abuse against women in the private and public space.
Students who wish to get 5 cr should write an essay on a selected topic and submit it to Sylvia Akar. For further information about the course contact Sylvia Akar.

20.8.2019 at 09:00 - 26.8.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 26.8.2019
09:30 - 11:00
Tue 27.8.2019
09:30 - 11:00
Wed 28.8.2019
09:30 - 11:00
Thu 29.8.2019
09:30 - 11:00
Fri 30.8.2019
09:30 - 11:00


Opintojaksosta vastaa ALKU-maisteriohjelma.

Opintojakso kuuluu Afrikan ja Lähi-idän tutkimuksen opintosuunnan opintoihin.

Opintojakso on tarjolla muiden koulutusohjelmien opiskelijoille.

After completing this course successfully, students have the competence to:

  • Frame social and cultural phenomena in terms of key concepts in gender and sexuality
  • Select suitable sources for the study of gender and sexuality-related research.
  • Predict their own response to sensitive topics and be aware of ethical issues relating to gender and sexuality issues.

The course is offered at least every other year.

The range of possible topics is wide. They include ethics related to researching gender and sexuality; societal and social issues related to sexuality and gender; core concepts and theoretical foundations of research into gender and sexuality; LGBTIQ themes; gender-specific cultural practices; etc.

Student activities include typically the following

  • Studying prescribed literature
  • Participation in lecture sessions
  • Essay-writing task
  • Classroom presentation

The course can be completed by attending a thematically relevant lecture course in African and Middle Eastern Studies or related fields (Gender Studies, Development Studies…)

Teacher: Lamis Abu Nahle