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Gender, Body, and Sexuality, 10 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Master´s Programme in Child Studies
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Child studies - BRA
  COURSE CODE   736A20
On completion of the course, students should be able to
- display knowledge about the ways in which gender, body, and sexuality intersect with one another and, by doing so, influence children and adolescents’ daily lives in non-Western and Western societies,
- by addressing current debates on gender, body, and sexuality, show how theoretical perspectives can be tied to ethnographic data,
- gain insight into the ways in which children and adolescents contest and/or adjust to cultural expectations regarding appropriate behavior in females and males,
- display knowledge not only about the reproduction of local cultures but also about the production of cultural disruptions and in-between spaces.
The course comprises two parts. The first part focuses on the following:
1. Cultural expectations in non-Western and Western settings as regards the constructions of girls and boys, and women and men will be examined.
2. The ways in which female and male bodies are rendered intelligible in non-Western and Western contexts will be explored.
3. Cultural understandings of the intersections between sexuality, femininity, and masculinity in non-Western and Western settings will be considered.
4. The ways in which being and becoming a gendered, bodied, and sexualized person are informed by different kinship systems in non-Western and Western contexts will be highlighted.

In the second part of the course the above points will be connected and students will deepen their theoretical and empirical understanding of genders, bodies, and sexualities in a global perspective with the aid of a net-based debate.
The instruction methods will include lectures for overviews of the readings combined with teacher lead seminars and discussions on the Internet as well as individual comments on written assignments. Guiding students in searching and finding relevant literature is also part of the instruction methods of this course. The Internet based format of the course requires a high degree of self-activity from students. Students will be expected to take an active part in their learning experience and to be able to work independently as well as in pairs or groups with other students.
Language of instruction: English.
Each course module is concluded with a compulsory assignment. Each of these assignments must be completed and approved before students can receive their credits for the course. The assignment forms of this course include written essays, reviews of literature, oppositions of the work of other students and considerations of particular course related questions in a discussion forum. As a final examination, students will be required to write a longer essay on a specific aspect of the course theme.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

A bachelor’s degree (kandidatexamen) of at least 180 ECTS credits, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper or equivalent, and
1. In-depth studies of at least one year in a field relevant to the programme, including a degree thesis or final paper (equivalent). Relevant fields for in-depth studies are anthropology, education, history, communication studies, language studies, psychology, sociology and political science.
2. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paperbased 550 + TWE-score 4.0, computorbased 213 and internetbased 79), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.0 and no band under 5.0), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Gender, Body, and Sexuality
Gender, Body, and Sexuality
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
TEMA - The Tema Institute
Registrar No: 1322/06-41   Course Code: 736A20      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Child studies - BRA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     BRA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-09-10