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Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

Listed below you will find courses offered at the School of Global Studies and within the Erasmus+ programme. 

At the Faculty webiste you will find additional information about the entire course offering for exchange students and how to apply.

For any queries regarding our Erasmus+ courses, contact our Student Service Staff.

Courses offered at the School of Global Studies

GS1621 Global Studies: Key Concepts, 7,5 HEC
The course will give you an introduction to a conceptual and empirical inquiry on globalisation from an interdisciplinary perspective including human ecology, peace and development studies, regional studies and social anthropology. We will introduce key concepts used to analyze the contemporary process of globalisation such as dis-embeddedness, homogenization, interconnectedness, mobility, mixing and re-embeddedness.

GS1115 Global Gender Studies: Perspectives on Sex and Gender, 15 HEC
The course is an introduction to gender issues in a global perspective. You will become familiar with theories and concepts that can be used to understand and interpret sex and gender in a globalised world. We introduce and explore key concepts in gender studies, such as sex, gender, feminism, masculinity/femininity, queer, trans, heteronormativity and intersectionality. We will also give you an overview of the academic disciplines that have formulated and studied these concepts and how these subjects have related to development and globalisation processes.

GS1116 Global Gender Studies: Agency and Structure, 15 HEC
Discussions about women and men as actors or victims of structures are constantly recurring. How to handle this question is a crucial challenge for feminist theory in our time. In this course you will learn to use theories of agency and structure in order to understand structural inequalities and how these may change. We challenge our understanding of gender and its framework, while studying a number of current global themes such as migration, nations, states and borders, conflicts, religion and security, trade and labour, and health and sexuality.

GS1215 Global Gender Studies: Discourses and Theories on Power and Politics, 15 HEC
The course develops perspectives on how colonialism and globalisation has inflected discourses on gender, class, sexuality, and ethnicity. We explore issues of emerging postcolonial, decolonial, and queer theories and practices, new strategies and forms of resistance and work for reparations. Concepts as globalisation, power, intersectionality, identity, queer, culture and agency will be dealt with. The aim is to make connections between theory and discourse and different societal spheres, such as politics, aid and everyday life.
Entrance requirements: Completed courses of 15 hec in Global Gender Studies or Gender Studies.

GS1216 Global Gender Studies: Political Economies and Space, 15 HEC
The course focuses on political economies and the construction of gender, as well as gendered and globalised space. We focus on both current research and historical studies on gender, economy, resistance, labour and industry. We discuss how globalisation frames and produces discourses on gender and identity. The course further discusses the translocal context in relation to space, as a place where gender is constructed as well as a factor that shapes the globalised space.
Entrance requirements: Completed courses of 15 hec in Global Gender Studies or Gender Studies.

IK1621 Introduction to International Conflict Resolution, 7,5 HEC
Conflict Resolution is an inter-disciplinary subject. The course gives you a basic orientation in conflict resolution, mediation and peace building. The aim is to grant you basic knowledge about international conflicts, how international conflicts have been resolved and what current research is saying about these issues. The course focuses on the need for long-term peacebuilding in order to handle and solve international conflicts.

IK1622 Practices and Methods in International Conflict Resolution, 7,5 HEC
The course objectives are to give basic orientation in methods and practices that are used in the field of conflict resolution and peace building. Emphasis is placed on analysing peacebuilding practiced by international actors and that have undergone some substantial evolutions since the end of the Cold War. Hence, the course provides you with basic education in limits/potentials of the methods used in prevention, management, and resolution of conflicts, including post-conflict interventions.

MU1625 Global Cities, 7,5 HEC
Today, over half of the world’s population lives in cities and the need for academic research of the changing life in cities around the world is growing rapidly. In this course, we will examine how processes of globalisation are related to social, cultural, economic and political transformations in contemporary cities around the world. The characteristics of the modern city as well as alternative forms of urban development are discussed. Cities as nodes of transnational networks and the ecologically and socially sustainable city are covered.

MU1626 Culture and Sexuality in Modern Swedish Society: from 'the Swedish Sin' to Queer, 7,5 HEC
The dominant take on sexuality in Sweden is often represented as radical, progressive and focused on sexual liberty and equality between the sexes. However, when taking a closer look at some of the specific periods of time associated with liberal debates on issues such as sexual education, women’s liberation and contraceptives, a more complex pattern emerges. The objective of the course is to scrutinize the naturalization of the concepts of sexuality, moral, gender and power within the sexual liberal discourse during ‘the long twentieth century’ in Sweden.


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