Gender and Sports II


This course focuses on the complex relationship between sport and gender. Sport has a great deal to do with gender, and by studying sport from a gender perspective the possibility of getting close to the heart of sport will increase. This course offers a series of Internet-based lectures, but more importantly, an opportunity to study how sport and gender relate, and what impact this particular relationship has on how we understand sport as well as gender.

Admission requirements

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science.
The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school.


credits 100%


Syllabus for students spring 2020, spring 2018

Course Code:
IF620E revision 1.1
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Date of establishment:
10 December 2010
Date of ratification:
02 March 2012
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Education and Society
Enforcement date:
03 September 2012
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
02 March 2012

Course description

The purpose of this course is that the students should produce an absolutely fresh research review of the different fields women and sport, sport science and gender science.

Advancement in relation to the degree requirements

Single subject course.

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science.
The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • describe and reflect upon women, gender and sports through an international perspective and through international comparisons
  • describe and discuss the relationship between sport science and gender science
  • do research and describe and analyze the content in scientific journals and within a specific field in relation to sports and gender
  • write a longer essay


All the learning outcomes will be examined individually and in three written examinations.
The criteria for the different grading levels are clarified by the examiner at the start of the course.

Course content

During the course students are expected to search for knowledge about women, gender and sport through scientific journals that include these fields. To enable this kind of review scientific articles in international journals are highly important. The review is expecting to comprise both sport science and gender science journals. The journals are to be studied over a five year period of time and the student will analyze the content in the scientific journals in the intersection of the fields. The course will be terminated by a longer essay where the review is presented.

Learning activities

The course consists of web based learning activities and the language of instruction is English.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Compulsory literature: two of these journals
International Journal of the History of Sports
International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy
Sociology of Sport Journal
Sports in History
Sports in Society
Compulsory literature: one of these journals
Journal of Gender Studies
Politics & Gender
Gender & History
Journal of Gender Studies
Gender & Society
Reference literature
Benn, Tansin; Pfister, Gertrud and Haifaa Jawad (2011), Muslim women and sports. London: Routledge. English xvii, 278 p.
Hargreaves, Jennifer (2000), Heroines of sport. The politics of difference and identity. London: Routledge. English 284 p.
Hartman-Tews, Ilse & Pfister, Gertrud (2003), Sport and women. Social issues in international perspective. London; Routledge, English 288 p.

Course evaluation

Students are given opportunities to influence course content through continual reflections on the course content and methods. The course ends with an individual, written evaluation based on the course purpose and learning outcomes. This evaluation is used as a starting point for an oral evaluation at the end of the course.


The education is provided by the Faculty of Education and Society at the Sport Sciences.

Further information

Anna Maria Jennerheim Hellborg, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6658233
Paola Mendoza Frödin, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6658225


08 June 2020 - 12 July 2020 100% Distance (Malmö)

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 10000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 10000 SEK