HDCB01212U DCC Gender and Sexuality Studies

Volume 2023/2024

‘Gender and Sexuality: Is Denmark the Brothel of the North?’ is a course in English for international students. The course introduces the students to the history of concepts of gender and sexuality, and covers topics such as heterosexuality, homosexuality, sex education, women’s emancipation, masculinity, prostitution, pornography, sexual nationalism, and transgenderism. We will use a diverse range of teaching methods including group work, movie screenings, and lectures. We will focus on Denmark, but also study how Denmark relates and compares to the rest of the world. The course does not require previous knowledge of theories of gender and sexuality and aims to give the students the opportunity to share knowledge oftheir respective home countries in an academic setting.


NB. We will deal with pornography in a scholarly manner, and no one will be shown offensive pornographic images. Nude pictures do occasionally occur in the teaching material.



Name of Exam: HDCB01211E Gender and Sexuality

Reading materials will be available online through Absalon.

The course is only offered to exchange and fee-paying guest students at the University of Copenhagen.
Class teaching and excursions.
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Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Type of assessment details
Written take-home assigment, optional subject, following active class participation. 11-15 standard pages.

The active class participation consists of an approved synopsis of 2-3 standard pages.

Retake in case of non-approved active class participation consists of a written-take home assignment with an optional subject. 16-20 pages.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship

For students with an approved synopsis the retake consists of a free written take-home assignment of 11-15 pages.


For students without an approved synopsis the retake consists of a free written take-home assignment of 16-20 pages.