Bodies, Sexualities, and Political Movements
Course - first cycle - 7.5 credits
Admission requirementsGeneral requirements for university studies.
Course Code: GV200E
- Department of Global Political Studies
The course was established 13 September 2011.
This course syllabus (version 1) was approved 26 October 2011 by the Board of Studies at Faculty of Culture and Society.
The syllabus is valid from 03 September 2012.
From various gender theoretical perspectives, the course explores questions concerning bodies and sexualities. The course investigates how social movements have politicized sexuality, gender, ethnicity, and race. The students’ analytical skills are developed through a case study.
General requirements for university studies.
the end of the course the students should be able to
- Analyze and discuss bodies and sexualities from various academic perspectives
- Through a case study, describe and analyze the consequences of how the body in various ways has been politicized.
Course contentThe objective of the course is that the students shall learn about various theoretical perspectives on bodies and sexualities and become familiar with how bodies and sexualities, historically and present day, have been politicized by various political movements.
Learning activitiesLearning activities are lectures, seminars, written assignments, oral presentations, group work and self-studies of course literature.
Grading systemFail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with Distinction (VG). ECTS grading system can be used on students demand.
Reading list and other media
- Bryson, Valerie, //Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction//, Palgrave Macmillan 2003
- Davis, Cathy, //The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves. How Feminism Travels Across Borders //(excerpts), Duke University Press 2007.
- Harcourt, Wendy, //Body Politics in Development, //Zed Books Ltd 2009
- Marinucci, Mimi, //Feminism is Queer: The Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory//, Zed Books Ltd 2010
Extra material (maximum 300 pages) can be added.