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Feminist Genealogies and Social Movements, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Master´s Programme in Gender Studies
  COURSE CODE   757A08
On completion of the course, the students should, on an advanced level within the field of Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change, be able
- to demonstrate a theoretically informed and historically contextualized knowledge about current debates on research, development work and theory;
- to show the ability critically to reflect and account for the ways in which this knowledge is located in relation to the development of feminist politics, ideas and movements from the early 1970s till today, and to do so in a way which takes complex interplays of local differences and global diversity into account;
- to critically assess and analyse complex relationships between different kinds of intersectional feminist politics and affiliations between feminist and other social movements;
- to demonstrate an overview as well a in-depth knowledge and understanding of the diversity of feminist theorizings.
The students acquire overview knowledge about the genealogies of current debates in feminist theory and the ways in which they inform and relate to research and development work within the field of Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change. The students become thoroughly acquainted with relevant strands of feminist politics, ideas and movements, as they have developed from the early 1970s till today. Politics, ideas and movements are presented in a transnational perspective, which includes taking local differences as well as global diversity into account. Students learn about intersectional feminist politics and affiliations between feminist and other social movements. In order to make students thoroughly aware of the multiplicity and diversity of feminist theorizing, they acquire in-depth knowledge of different branches of feminist theorizing, for example, queerfeminism, postcolonial and anti-racist feminism, cyberfeminism, cyborgfeminism, sexual difference feminism, radical feminism, historical materialist feminism, feminist materialism, posthumanist feminism, profeminist and critical studies of men.
Lectures followed by discussions take place in the online classroom. Knowledge is further reinforced during online-seminars and -workshops. In between online-seminars and -lectures students study the course literature independently and communicate with each other online in peer learning groups, supervised by student tutors.
The course is examined through active participation in online-seminars and -workshops through continuous written individual assignments, submitted online.
Detailed information about the examination can be found in the programme’s study guide.

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 in the humanities and/or social sciences with at least 30 credits in Gender Studies or equivalent qualifications and 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 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet-based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), 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.
Feminist Genealogies and Social Movements
Feministiska genealogier och sociala rörelser
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
TEMA - Department of Thematic Studies
Registrar No: 2011-01073   Course Code: 757A08      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area :          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level       SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2013-12-11