Copenhagen, Denmark

Gender and Sexuality: Pasts, presents, futures

when 5 August 2024 - 14 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee DKK 3750

This course explores issues of gender and sexuality in the contemporary world with a special emphasis on LGBTQ+ issues, and asks: How has history formed the present that we find ourselves in, and how do we form the present that will become a future? We will explore this through reading, discussing, exploring the city, and visiting activist organizations in Copenhagen, as well as have international experts teaching us and discussing with us.

Denmark was the first country in the world to legalize the distribution of pornography (1969), to legalize same-sex civil unions (1989), to allow two persons of the same sex as legal parents of a child (1999), and to allow trans*persons to legally change their gender based solely on request (2014). In many ways, Denmark has thus been a front-runner for sexual and LGBTQ+ rights. How has Danish history paved the way for these transformations, and how does history continually shape the way we think about gender equality, sexual rights, and LGBTQ+ liberation?

Target group

An international summer school (BA-level, 7.5 ECTS) at the University of Copenhagen.

Bachelor's and Master’s students are eligible to apply to this course. But please note, that the exam is at Bachelor’s level only. The course is open to international exchange and guest students.

This course will be taught in English, therefore good English skills are required. All applicants must have completed the first year of studies at Bachelor’s level (60 ECTS) before summer school begins.

Fee info

DKK 3750: EU/EEA/Swiss applicants DKK 3,750
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants DKK 9,375