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Gender and Gender Structures: Changes and Stability in Institutions, Policies and Practices

The purpose of the course is to provide theoretical and empirical tools to assess the continuities and discontinuities in gender relations in advanced industrialized societies.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.
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Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.

IMPORTANT

Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

Register to the course

Before you can start the course you need to register. You can do it online at Ladok for students between 4-11 January. Its' important that you register othervise you'll lose your place.

To be able to register you need at university account. If new at Stockholm University you first need to activate one.

Ladok for students

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Teaching spring 2021 - until March 22.

On the advanced level, teachers can decide whether they prefer to teach via Zoom only or use a hybrid model (Zoom and classroom teaching), provided that restrictions are met. For all levels, examination is done via Zoom or take-home exam (no in-class exam).

Information about teaching from March 23 will come later.

Given the uncertainty of the situation, the above may change. For information on changes and what applies to each course, you are therefore primarily referred to the learning platform Athena. We urge you to keep yourself updated on what is happening/ applies to your course. 

Stockholm University's information page about the Corona virus.

Students on waiting list

If we have places left students on waiting list will be contacted by email closer to the start of the course.

Athena -the learning platform

Athena is the learning platform at Stockholm University. At Athena you’ll have access to all information about the course such as schedule, schedule changes, course material and more. Before you can log in to Athena you need to activate your university account and register to your course.

Log in to Athena

More information about Athena here.

Please note that to get notification about important information from the course you need to change the settings and activate notification to your email-address. You can do that in Settings that you find under your name in the right top corner.

Athena has a mobile app that you can use. The name of that app is itslearning. The app is free of charge and you can download it to iPhones and Android-mobiles. To get notification about important information from the course you need to change the settings to allow the app to send you notification.

More information
Please see the webpage of the Department of sociology or contact master@sociology.su.se

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Spring 2021, this course will be online via zoom.

The social construction of gender influence and structure women’s and men’s lives, it shapes their everyday experiences and the strategies they choose. Choices and constraints are mediated by gendered institutions, norms and policies. In this course, we try to disentangle how these experiences and choices are shaped by different institutional settings and sites in which gender relations are being renegotiated—in families, workplaces, in organizations and professions, in local/ national and political venues. How are gender relations being transformed by changing policies and discourses on gender equality and gender equity? To what extent are these changes producing differences among groups of men and women by age, ethnicity, religion, class, sexualities? These are issues that will be discussed in class. The purpose of the course is to provide theoretical and empirical tools to assess the continuities and discontinuities in gender relations in advanced industrialized societies. The course aims to extend the knowledge base of gender in the social sciences; building upon the new research that recognizes gender as a dynamic and contested research terrain across different sites and within diverse groups. The course readings and lectures will reflect upon and engage with these perspectives. The course will include a range of lecturers with different expertise in different spheres of doing gender: work, family, politics, sexualities, and ethnic/gender tensions. The course will focus on both lived experiences (how men and women do gender) as well as how actors in different arenas frame and apply gender.

  • Course structure

    The course will include a range of lecturers with different expertise in different spheres of gender, work, family, politics, sexualities, and ethnic/gender tensions. The course will focus on both lived experiences (how individuals do or undo gender) as well as how actors in different arenas frame and apply gender.

    Teaching format

    Course meetings are divided in two parts. The first is a lecture by the invited lecturer. The second consist of a discussion of the literature. 

    Course PM - all you need to know

    Gender and gender structures 2021 (248 Kb)
    Course litterature will be published later.

     

    Assessment

     

     

    Examiner

    Professor of Sociology Marie Evertsson

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Student Affairs Office

    Study counsellor

    Exchange studies

    Directors of studies, all levels

    Questions about all master's courses/programmes at the Department of Sociology: master@sociology.su.se