This syllabus is valid: 2022-09-05
and until further notice
Course code: 2KC029
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: Three-grade scale
Responsible department: Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS)
Revised by: Director of Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS), 2022-06-22
This course will provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to engage with interdisciplinary methods in gender studies and an ability to problematize the different parts of the research process. It also deals with feminist perspectives on research ethics. The course will provide students with experience and knowledge on how to apply and problematize interdisciplinary research methods in their own projects. Active participation by students in seminars is vital to complete course. The course is taught in English.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student shall have the ability to: Knowledge and understanding
understand and explain the different parts of the research process
show understanding of different methods in gender studies
understand and explain knowledge of feminist perspectives on research ethics
Skills and abilities
demonstrate skills and abilities in terms of collecting and analyzing empirical data
argue for methodological choices
Judgement and approach
independently reflect on their own analysis and interpretation, as well as their own role in the research process,
independently identify and evaluate research ethical problems, as well as argue for own research ethical positions
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/6 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 fulfilment 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. In order to be awarded Pass for the entire course, it is necessary that all examinations and all compulsory teaching sessions have been passed. A re-sit examination can be offered at the earliest ten days and at the latest three months after publishing information about the first examination. One more examination will be offered within the next year. A student who has passed the examination is not eligible for a new examination to raise grades. The option of a re-examination based on the original course syllabus will be available for at least two years after a student registered for the course. All in all, a student is given five chances of fulfilling the course examination. A student has the right to change examiner after failing two examinations for a course module, unless there are strong arguments against this.
Using Thematic Analysis in Psychology Braun V., Clarke V. Included in: Qualitative research in psychology [Elektronisk resurs] Colchester : Taylor & Francis Group : 2004- : 3 : pages 77-101 : Mandatory
Writing ethnographic fieldnotes Emerson Robert M., Fretz Rachel I., Shaw Linda L. 2nd ed. : Chicago : University of Chicago Press : 2011 : xxiii, 289 p. : ISBN: 9780226206837 (pbk. : alk. paper) Mandatory Search the University Library catalogue