Studies

The department offers two master programmes: "Interdisciplinary Studies of Gender and Culture" and "Science and Technology Studies (STS)". Our lecturers and researchers have a diverse academic background, which includes sociology, political science, social anthropology and history. Master students are given the opportunity to participate in the work of the research groups, and write their master's thesis on the projects of our researchers.

The department has no bachelor programme, but offers courses which may constitute a part of a bachelor's degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences but also other degrees, like Master of Technology.

The department offers two courses in English at bachelor level KULT2207 Gender and Norwegian Culture, Paradoxes of Equality I  and KULT2208 - Gender and Norwegian Culture, Paradoxes of Equality II.These courses offer in-depth cultural analyses of issues concerning gender and equality in Norwegian society. Their main focus is on everyday life enactments and cultural constructions of gender.

The main emphasis of the two master programmes is cultural changes as a starting point for asking new questions about gender, technology and knowledge. The programmes take two years. Applicants are not required to have any specific bachelor's degree; hence the diverse student population contributes to the interdisciplinary profile of the department. Master students are given the opportunity to participate in the work of the research groups, and write their master's thesis on the projects of our researchers. Our lecturers and researchers have academic back-grounds from sociology, political science, social anthropology and history. Though the department recruits students from other areas as well, the majority of the student population on our master's degree has courses and bachelor's degrees from these areas. Both employees and students thereby study technology and science, and gender by employing interdisciplinary methods and theories, and as well as their top competence.

 

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