This syllabus is valid: 2021-03-08
and until further notice
Course code: 2KC027
Credit points: 7.5
Education level: Second cycle
Main Field of Study and progress level:
Gender Studies: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail
Responsible department: Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS)
Revised by: Director of Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS), 2020-09-17
Contents This course deals with gendered violence as a theoretical, human rights and policy issue. Taking departure from a variety of feminist and intersectional approaches the course will address questions such as: What is violence? How can violence be gendered? What are the relationships between violence, gender and power? How can gender-based violence be understood, addressed and responded to? How are notions of gender equality and violence linked?
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student shall have the ability to: Knowledge and understanding:
understand and explain different definitions of gendered violence.
understand and explain gendered violence from critical feminist perspectives.
Skills and abilities:
independently apply relevant critical theories on empirical or theoretical problems related to gender and violence.
demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and to take responsibility for the personal competence development.
be able to, orally and in writing, present an independent analysis related to central questions regarding gendered violence.
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/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education.
Form of instruction
The course is a full-time on-line course in English. The course is taught entirely through an electronic Learning Management System where the student takes part in lectures, mandatory assignments and other learning activities. The studies are characterized by a high degree of independent and active search for knowledge, and critical reflection, both individually and in groups.
Examination takes place through fulfillment of two parts: 1) Mandatory assignments during the course 2) Individual written assignment.
For part 1 the grades are Fail (U) or Pass (G). For part 2, as well as for the whole course, the grades are Fail (U), Pass (G) and Pass with Distinction (VG). The grade for the whole course in based on the examination of part 2. The whole course is not graded until part 1 is fulfilled.
Students have the right to apply to have a previous education or experience evaluated for transfer of credits. For more information, see: www.umu.se/utbildning/antagning/tillgodoraknande/
Re-Theorizing Intimate Partner Violence through Post-Structural Feminism, Queer Theory, and the Sociology of Gender Cannon Clare, Lauve-Moon Katie, Buttell Fred Social sciences : 2015 : https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/4/3/668/htm Mandatory Reading instructions: pp. 668-687
Carbin Maria The requirement to speak : Victim stories in Swedish policies against honour-related violence Included in: Women's studies international forum : h [Elektronisk resurs] b a multidisciplinary journal ... Oxford : Pergamon P. : 1982- : 46 : pages 107-114 : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.12.002 Mandatory
Hegemonic masculinity? : rethinking the concept Connell R. W., Messerschmidt James W.
Crenshaw Kimberlé Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics and Violence against Women of Color Included in: Stanford law review. Stanford, Calif. : School of Law : 1948- : pages 1241-1299 : Mandatory
Enander Viveka Violent women? : the challenge of women's violence in intimate heterosexual relationships to feminist analyses of partner violence Included in: Nora London : Taylor & Francis : 1998- : Mandatory
Howe Adrian Every time you said "penis" : (Men's) violence, victim advocacy and impermissible speech Included in: Australian feminist studies Adelaide : Research Centre for Women's Studies, University of Adelaide : 1985- : Mandatory
Redefining Intimate Partner Violence Beyond the Binary to Include Transgender People Yerke A.F, DeFeo J Journal of Family Violence (2016) 31: 995-998. : 2016 : Mandatory Reading instructions: pp. 975-979