Oslo, Norway

Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries

online course
when 28 June 2021 - 6 August 2021
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 15 EC

The course gives an introduction to the Nordic context and an overview of how the concept and implementation of gender equality has developed and is currently practiced in the Nordic countries. Dilemmas and paradoxes concerning gender equality in the Nordic countries will be a central theme, as well as the attempt to answer questions like: What can explain change and is there a Nordic model of gender equality?

This is a joint graduate/undergraduate course. Graduate students have additional readings, lectures on theoretical perspectives while undergraduate students work on assignments.

Target group

This is a joint graduate/undergraduate course.

Graduate applicants must have a completed Bachelor’s degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution. Applicants should have a related degree in social sciences, humanities, cultural studies and/or gender studies.

Undergraduate applicants must meet the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Course aim

Advance insight into gender equality issues and processes in general, which can be used to analyse specific gender equality concerns. Improve ability to see, analyse, and problematize gender in texts, practices, and policies.

Fee info

NOK 0: Due to the fluid situation regarding Coronavirus, all Bachelor's and Master's courses will be offered as digital courses, at no cost (students must buy course books themselves).