KULT3310 - Tools for the analysis of gender, equality and diversity


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

This course offers analytical perspectives and tools that are relevant in the student's master project. We begin where the methodology course ended: the students are going to find categories, codes and key words in their own empirical material and learn about a variety of analytical approaches. Narrative analysis, deconstruction, discourse analysis, symbol analysis and intersectionality will be at the center of the course. A common term for these approaches could be cultural analysis. Descriptions of the analytical perspectives are on the reading list, as well as practical examples in the form of empirical analysis on different topics. The work in this course is closely related to the work on the master thesis.

Learning outcome

Aims for this course are to learn how to analyse gender, equality and diversity from a cultural-analytical perspective, to learn cultural analysis that can be applied to the study of cultural change, and to learn to apply theoretical/analytical concepts.

Students taking this course will gain knowledge about:

  • a variety of approaches to cultural analysis of social categories such as gender, class, race, ethnicity and sexuality
  • the analytical potential of a broad range of theoretical concepts.

Students taking this course will gain competence in:

  • selecting and applying theory for a variety of analytical aims and purposes
  • communicating their knowledge orally
  • writing texts based on independent reflection about theoretical/analytical concepts.

Learning methods and activities

Practical assignments will go hand in hand with teaching about the theoretical. There are two compulsory assignments, for which the students are offered supervision. These assignments must be approved before the student can take the exam. The supervision on the compulsory assignments is restricted to students whose assignments have not been approved in earlier attempts of graduation. Letter grades are given after a final written assignment. Students who do not fulfill the attendance requirement, can apply to be allowed to write a compensatory written assignment. A supervision seminar is connected to this course. The students write a report where they account for their empirical material in the beginning of the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation
  • Compulsory attendance minimum 75%
  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

Written assignment. Letter grades.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Equality and Diversity (MKKS)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's Programme in Equality and Diversity. Must have completed KULT3302 before exam in KULT3310.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Gender Research
  • Cultural History
  • History
  • Social Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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