KULT2206 - Perspectives on Gender 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks ALLE

Course content

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge on gender as a socio-cultural phenomenon - as structure, relation and construction. It will examine questions concerning gender in interaction with sexuality and class. The course will take up contemporary debates such as those relating to equality policies in political, working and family life. These questions are examined with a particular focus on contemporary Norway. The course will cover themes such as feminism, femininity, masculinity, sexualiety, equality, identity, family, reproduction, power and violence.

Learning outcome

The aim is to give the students an understanding of the significance of gender in relation to a broad spectre of topical societal matters. Students of this course, have knowledge of:

  • theories of gender in the humanities and social sciences
  • the main gender-related issues being debated in the Norwegian public in the light of various theories of gender, sexuality, and equality
  • theoretical concepts in gender research
  • the historically changing conceptions of biological and social gender

Students of this course have skills in:

  • using theoretical concepts in discussing contemporary debates connected to gender, sexuality, and gender equality
  • recognize the political and theoretical positions in contemporary debates about gender, sexuality, and gender equality
  • accounting for such positions in written and oral presentations.
  • reflect on the ways in which gender studies may be relevant for the student’s future professional identity.

Learning methods and activities

There will be given lectures, and students are expected to participate in other classroom activities like, oral presentations and discussions. Up to three compulsory written exercises. All compulsory assignments must be approved prior to the home exam. Home exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Up to three exercises

Further on evaluation

Home examination.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Will be given at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KULT2202 7.5 AUTUMN 2009
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Gender Research
  • Cultural History
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Applied Linguistics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE





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Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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