This course deals with gender equality as political ideal and practice in the Nordic region. Taking a historical departure the course will address questions such as: How and when was the issue of gender equality put on the political agenda in the Nordic countries? How is gender equality understood and practiced today? Are Nordic countries still to be conceived as egalitarian? Drawing on various research fields such as poststructuralist feminist theory, postcolonial theory, as well as critical perspectives on class and sexuality, the course will explore the ideal of gender equality from different perspectives. Special emphasis is put on examining the ways in which present day Nordic societies in general and gender equality in particular are marked by processes of eurocentrism, heteronormativity and neoliberalism.
Critical Perspectives on Nordic Gender Equalities, 15 hp
Spring Term 2020
23 March 2020
7 June 2020
Type of studies
Number of mandatory meetings
No mandatory meetings.
Number of on campus meetings
No on campus meetings.
To be admitted to the course applicants must have completed three semesters of full time studies, equivalent to 90 ECTS, of which at least 15 ECTS must be an independent project or four semesters of full time studies equivalent to 120 ECTS.
English proficiency equivalent to English A from Swedish Upper secondary education.
Application deadline was
15 October 2019.
The application period is closed.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.