2 July 2020
Introduction to Sexuality Studies
[Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this programme has been cancelled for summer 2020. If you are interested, please visit the programme website and send us an email. We will keep you posted about online alternatives, other developments and summer 2021].
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 international classroom.
Academic Director: Dr Marie-Louise Janssen & Laurens Buijs. Dr Marie-Louise Janssen is the Track Coordinator of Gender, Sexuality and Society (MSc Sociology) at the Unviersity of Amsterdam.
Are you in your 3rd or 4th year of your undergraduate (Bachelor) degree?
Or are you a first-year Master's student?
Are you a professional with the desire to learn more?
Are you curious about studying sexuality from a social science perspective?
If you fall into one of the categories above, then please fill-in our online application for the programme.
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. Our experienced staff helps students to strengthen their academic identity in both formal and informal sessions, inside and outside the class room. Amsterdam and its sexual subcultures will be explored through field assignments, as well as related excursions to various venues throughout the city.
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.
EUR 1600: Tuition fee. Including lunch on class days, all course materials, excursions and events.
EUR 500: Housing fee (optional).
There are several scholarship opportunities. Please check the course website for more information and scholarship deadlines.