ASOK15447U Gender, sexuality and social class
MA Theory and Themes (MSc Curriculum 2015)
Course package (MSc 2015):
Welfare, inequality and mobility
Knowledge, organisation and politics
Culture, lifestyle and everyday life
This course positions us as gendered, sexual and classed subjects and considers how we can draw on various theoretical resources to understand everyday practices and issues. Throughout the course we will read seminal and differently engaging texts to help us think through the themes foregrounded. Critically, we will also consider the methodological approaches to studying gender, sexuality and class and how these variously offer insights into processes that shape possibilities for subjecthood, relations of inequality and sociability.
Students must relate the specific question they are examining critically to relevant concepts and other scholarly research in related fields of study.
Students will be able to do this by justifying the theoretical approach taken, and arguing why it offers important insights into the topic being studied.
Students will be asked to display a reflexive engagement with the topics studied, interweaving theoretical resources to facilitate a deeper engagement with the affective and discursive positions taken.
Students must prepare to offer constructive criticism to a student peer on one of their portfolio tasks, taking into account the assessment criteria, highlighting how these have been met and where ideas could be further extended and how.
Some of the key texts we will read include (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Nielsen HB and Rudberg M. (2000) Gender, Love and Education in Three Generations: The Way Out and Up. The European Journal of Women's Studies 7: 423-453.
- Kenway J, Kraack A and Hickey-Moody A. (2006) Masculinity Beyond the Metropolis, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Allen L. (2009) ‘The 5 cm rule’: biopower, sexuality and schooling. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 30: 443-456.
Wagner B. (2009) Becoming a Sexual Being: Overcoming Constraints on Female Sexuality. Sexualities 12: 289-311
Students will be encouraged to share their portfolio writing tasks with one another, and be guided to provide constructive peer feedback before it is submitted for summative assessment.
Registration deadline for courses is June 1 for Autumn semester
and December 1 for Spring semester. Registration deadline for
Summer school is June 1.
When registered you will be signed up for exam.
International exchange students must sign up by filling in an application form: course registration.
Credit students: klik her
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Portfolio under invigilationIndividual or group. A portfolio assignment is defined as a series of short assignments during the course that address one or more set questions and feedback is offered during the course. All of the assignments are submitted together for assessment at the end of the course. The portfolio assignments must be no longer than 10 pages. For group assignments, an extra 5 pages is added per additional student. Further details for this exam form can be found in the Curriculum and in the General Guide to Examinations at KUnet.
- Exam registration requirements
Sociology students must be enrolled under MSc Curriculum 2015 to take this exam.
Credit students must be at master level
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
- Exam period
Submission dates and time will be available at KUnet, www.kunet.dk. Exchange students and danish full degree guest students please see the homepage of Sociology; http://www.soc.ku.dk/english/education/exams/ and http://www.soc.ku.dk/uddannelser/meritstuderende/eksamen/
At re-exam, the form of examination is the same as ordinary exam.
If the form of examination is ”active participation” the re-examination form is always “free written take-home essay”.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see the learning outcome
- Course Preparation
- Class Instruction