KULT2208 - Gender and Norwegian Culture: Paradoxes of Equality II

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 2 weeks A

Course content

This course offers in depth cultural analyses of issues concerning gender and equality in Norwegian society. The main focus is on everyday life enactments and cultural constructions of gender. Some questions addressed in the lectures are: How is gender understood in various contexts in Norway? What is culturally regarded as the important similarities and differences between women and men, between Norwegians and ‘others’? Equality is a core concept and an important value in Norway, a value that is emphasized both in politics and in everyday cultural life. Throughout this course we will investigate this ‘passion for equality’ as a trait of Norwegian culture and politics, and we will also discuss and question the actual concept of equality and its challenges. These challenges appear both at the intersections with a globalised world, and within a multicultural Norway. The course is interdisciplinary and will cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: gender related to parenthood, film, religion, ethnicity, homes, and gender and sexuality. The course is intended for both international exchange students and Norwegian students. The lectures are in English.


Learning outcome

The main objectives of this course are twofold: Firstly, the students will achieve an understanding of the cultural significance of gender and gender equality as enacted in Norwegian and Nordic society. Secondly, the students will be provided with an overview of some theoretical concepts and analytical approaches that are central within Nordic gender studies.

Learning methods and activities

There will be given lectures, and students are expected to participate in other classroom activities like, oral presentations and discussions. Compulsory oral presentation and one written exercise (3-4 pages). Home-exam (2 weeks and 10-12 pages). Compulsory assignments must be approved in prior to the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment (3-4 pages)
  • Oral presentation

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

Recommended previous knowledge

None

Required previous knowledge

None

Course materials

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KULT2207 7.5 2011.01.09

Timetable

Examination

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Home examination 100/100 A
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.