Norway, Oslo

Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries

when 28 June 2010 - 6 August 2010
duration 6 weeks
credits 9.9 EC
fee USD 3725

The course presents Nordic discussions, challenges and attempts to achieve gender equality with a special focus on Norway, and covers the following topics: theories on gender, gender politics and equality, women’s right to money, gendered division of labor in families and at work, reconciliation of work and family, gender in education and in politics, gender and ethnicity, and love and sexuality.

This course is offered in cooperation with the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo.

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Target group

This is a joint graduate/undergraduate course. Undergraduate students take an undergraduate examination. Graduate students have additional readings, and a few lectures on theoretical perspectives in the regular classroom time while undergraduate students work on assignments.

Course aim

The objective of the course is to give students a broad overview of the significance of gender, with a special focus on gender equality issues in the Nordic countries. It provides an opportunity to systematically reflect upon central questions of gender policy and theory. The course is designed to teach the students to see, analyze and problematize gender questions. A critical overview of the status of gender equality in different fields as well as the specific social and cultural contexts in the different Nordic countries enables students to make a comparative analysis of gender relations in their own countries.

Credits info

9.9 EC
During the course each student must give one oral presentation on a topic decided by the teacher. This presentation must be approved in order to present oneself for the final examination. The final examination is a three-day take-home examination on a giv

Fee info

USD 3725: On campus fee, room & board included