Amsterdam, Netherlands

Introduction to Sexuality Studies

when 16 June 2024 - 4 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1700

Sexuality and gender define what it is to be human: they are at the core of our existence. But how does society define and reinforce these concepts? In this summer school, we will study how these concepts impact our relationships within society, and the different theoretical perspectives that have been developed to study their role in social and familial relationships. Students will be equipped with analytical tools to study these themes critically and reflexively, and in interaction with other social distinctions, such as religion, social class and nationality, within the setting of an online international classroom.

Course leader

Academic Directors: Dr Marie-Louise Janssen & Eddy Chouity, MSc. Dr Marie-Louise Janssen is a Cultural Anthropologist and senior lecturer in gender and sexuality studies. Eddy Chouity is a junior lecturer in sociology.

Target group

Are you curious about studying sexuality from a social science perspective? And are you:
- in your 3rd or 4th year of your undergraduate (Bachelor) degree,
- a Master's student,
- or a working-professional with the desire to learn more?

Please be welcome to apply.

Course aim

This three-week summer course provides a thorough interdisciplinary exploration of central texts and key concepts in the studies of sexuality and gender in the social sciences. This programme is an excellent opportunity for emerging scholars in the field of sexuality and gender to connect to peers.

Credits info

6 EC
Upon successful completion of the programme, students who wish to earn credits will receive an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained.

Fee info

EUR 1700: The tuition fee includes all course materials, excursions and site visits, lunch on class days and a public transportation card.
EUR 875: Approximate housing fee for the duration of the course. Arranging housing through our office is optional.


There are several scholarship opportunities. Please check the course website for more information and scholarship deadlines.