Introduction to Sexuality Studies

Sexuality and gender define what it is to be human: they are at the core of our existence. But how does society define and reinforce these concepts?



Programme at a glance

Academic dates: 16 June - 4 July 2019*
Housing dates: 14 June - 5 July 2019*
Academic fee: € 1600*
Housing fee: € 600 and € 75 deposit*
Credits: 6 European Credits
Who is this programme for? For current university students (Bachelors and Masters) in the arts and social sciences with an interest in sexuality studies. For working professionals with a desire to continue their education in this field.
Academic directors: Marie-Louise Janssen & Laurens Buijs

* These dates and prices are tentative and subject to minor change: final prices will be anounced by 1 December. Academic fees include lunch on class days, welcome and farewell events, and any/all excursions.

Programme description

In this summer school, we will study how these concepts impact our relationships within society, and the different theoretical perspectives that have been developed to study their role in social and familial relationships. Students will be equipped with analytical tools to study these themes critically and reflexively, and in interaction with other social distinctions, such as religion, social class and nationality, within the setting of an international classroom.

This three-week summer course provides a thorough interdisciplinary exploration of central texts and key concepts in the studies of sexuality and gender in the social sciences. This programme is an excellent opportunity for emerging scholars in the field of sexuality and gender to connect to peers. Our experienced staff help students to strengthen their academic identity in both formal and informal sessions, inside and outside the class room. Amsterdam and its sexual subcultures will be explored through field assignments, as well as related excursions to various venues throughout the city.

Lectures will be given by our core academic staff, as well as a diverse group of expert guest lecturers. For more information on the academic content, please get in touch with us via email at summer-info-gsss@uva.nl.

Study Load

The programme schedule from Monday to Thursday includes:

  • Morning lecture (2.5 hours)
  • Lunch break (1 hour; provided by the University)  
  • Afternoon workshop (2.5 hours; includes film screenings, debates, and city excursions).
  • On Fridays, participants will conduct independent research.

 

UvA Summer School

Photo: Maartje Strijbis


Mode
Short-term
Credits
6 ECTS, 3 weeks
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
June

Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office