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HDCB01082U  DCC Gender and Sexuality Studies Volume 2016/2017

Course information

LanguageEnglish
Credit15 ECTS
LevelBachelor
Duration1 semester
Placement
Spring
Schedule
tba
Course capacity60
Continuing and further education
Study boardStudy Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting department
  • SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Course responsible
  • Per Methner Rasmussen (3-757277456d7a7233707a336970)
Lecturers
Peter Edelberg
Saved on the 12-04-2016
Education

Danish Culture Courses

Content

Cultures of Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth Century Scandinavia

Sexuality and gender is more than biology. They are cultures and they have histories which make them worth of scholarly exploration. Scandinavia has a reputation for being liberal, or indeed emancipated, when it comes to sex and gender. A history some applauds and others criticize for having gone off the edge, leading some anti-prostitution activists to dub Denmark ’Brothel of the North’.

In this course we will explore gender and sexuality in Scandinavia and internationally through historical investigations of contemporary questions. Issues around homosexuality, pornography, children’s sexuality, prostitution, STDs, masculinity, and women’s liberation have flourished throughout last century. We will discuss these and others, aiming to understand the historical and cultural roots of comtemporary debates.

We will aim to understand scholarly debates around questions such as essentialism versus constructionism, queer theory, political uses of scholarly research, and censorship.

The course will consist of 10 lectures and two excursion where we visit activist organizations and a cultural historical exhibition. We will also be screening significant Danish movies, dealing with the topics of sexuality and gender.

NB. We will deal with pornography in a scholarly manner, and no one will be shown images they do not want to see. A warning will always be given before dealing with potentially offensive images.


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Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and excursions
Formal requirements
The course is only offered to exchange and guest students at the University of Copenhagen.
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Registration form will be available at the beginning of October online at www.culturecourses.ku.dk

Exam (HDCB01081E The Formation of Modern Denmark)
Credit15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
AidAll aids allowed
Marking scale7-point grading scale
Censorship formNo external censorship
Workload
CategoryHours
Lectures20
Excursions11
Total31
Saved on the 12-04-2016

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