The course introduces key concepts in gender geography through feminist geographies and methodologies, unequal power relations and gender processes (femininity, masculinity and sexuality). Local and international contexts are used to illustrate how gender geographies are constructed and maintained with various spatial and time-based outcomes. Students are invited to critically analyse how gender permeates everyday life through a series of hands-on exercises in and around everyday spaces and places.

Course facts

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Course code: KG2311
Name in English: Gender and Geography
Name in Swedish: Genus och geografi
Credits: 7.5 HECs
Cycle: First Cycle
Main field of study: Human geography
Language of instruction: English
Pace percentage: 100%, i.e. full-time
Delivery mode: On campus
Course start: Spring Semester (given every two years, next time in 2021)
Semester period: A
Target group: The course is offered freestanding and is also part of Human Geography II – course package Population and Migration, 30 HECs, and elective in the second semester within the Bachelor's Programme in Human Geography – Society, Environment and Global Processes, 180 HECs, and within, among others, the Bachelor's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning, 180 HECs, the Bachelor's Programme in Geography, 180 HECs, and the Bachelor's Programme in Global Development, 180 HECs.
Special eligibility requirements: 15 HECs from Introduction to Human Geography, 7.5 HECs, Population, Environment and Landscape Change, 7.5 HECs, Cities and Urban Society – Local and Global Challenges, 7.5 HECs, GIS and Spatial Analysis I, 7.5 HECs, Urban and Regional Planning – Foundations, 7.5 HECs, Urban and Regional Planning – Organization, 7.5 HECs, or 15 HECs from Human Geography I, 30 HECs. Alternatively 30 HECs from a social science or humanities main field of study or geography, or equivalent.
Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 225)
Application: See the University course catalogue
Limitations: The course cannot be included in a degree together with another course whose content fully or partly corresponds to the content of the course.

Detailed information, including grading criteria, is provided at the course introduction and via the learning platform Athena. Syllabus, reading list and schedule are published below. When the syllabus is revised, this is done at least one month before the last application date. The reading list is usually revised before each course instance and this is done at least two months before the course starts. The schedule is available here no later than one month before the course starts, but minor schedule adjustments can be made later.