The course is one of the optional intermediate courses under the Study Track in Politics and Organisations. Contact teaching is available to students of all degree programmes, but if there are not enough student places, priority will be given to students of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The recommended time of completion is when students have completed part of the basic studies in their degree programme or during the second year of studies.
After completing the course, students will be able to identify how gender is linked with various social conventions and how it structuralises societal activities. They will have basic familiarity with the concepts, various trends and research findings of social gender studies. Students will become proficient in applying their learning to various topics and evaluating the significance and impact of gender in various sectors of society. They will be able to continue their studies in the field by completing special intermediate or master’s level courses in gender studies.
First period of the second year of studies
The course will introduce students to central trends and research findings of gender studies in the field of social sciences. The annually organised course with changing topics will familiarise students with mutual connections between gender, politics and society through various concrete thematic perspectives (such as politics, domestic life, working life, economy, science, social policy and international activity).
To be determined separately for each course
Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0=fail, 1=pass, 2=satisfactory, 3=good, 4=very good, 5=excellent)
Language of instruction: Finnish, Swedish or English
Annual contact teaching with changing topics organised by VALPURI (the gender studies “basket” of the Faculty of Social Sciences) or a corresponding contact teaching course organised by the discipline of gender studies and approved as part of the teaching programme. The course may include literature separately specified by the teacher, to be examined in connection with the course.