Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society
The study of human sexuality involves understanding its complexity and how it represents changing interactions over time involving the self, the body, culture, and power -- and as well, how this complexity is conceptualized and organized culturally, politically and epistemologically.
Programme at a glance
|Academic dates:||7 July - 1 August|
|Housing dates:||6 July - 5 August|
|Academic fee:||€ 2350|
|Housing fee:||€ 675 for private rooms with shared facilities and 750 for private rooms with private facilities and € 75 refundable deposit. For more information, see Housing and practical matters.|
|Credits:||10 European Credits|
|Who is this programme for?||All students must have a Bachelors degree (minimum). Preference is given to current Master and PhD students, as well as working professionals with considerable experience in the field.|
|Academic directors:||Diane di Mauro & Robert Sember|
|Early application deadline:||10 January 2019|
|Regular application deadline:||1 April 2019|
During this four-week advanced programme, students will gain knowledge of sexuality as it intersects with ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion, and will become more familiar with how sexuality is conceptualized and practiced within research, programmatic, and advocacy venues. Further, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals, important developments, and principles in the field of comprehensive sexuality education.
Each year, the Summer Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary international faculty and student body from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, offering a rewarding and challenging learning experience. Students engage with faculty and guest lecturers via a specialized program of course modules (twice daily), weekly get-togethers, and informal conversations during daily group lunches. Students benefit from an exceptional networking opportunity through the sharing of experiences, works in progress, research plans and diverse perspectives.
As the host city for the Summer Institute, Amsterdam is an ideal location. The open atmosphere and small scale of the city offers a refreshing setting for engagement and discussion of sexuality, culture and society.
The programme schedule from Monday to Thursday includes:
- Morning lecture (2.5 hours)
- Lunch break (1 hour; provided by the University)
- Afternoon session (2.5 hours: includes film screenings, debates, discussions, and lectures)
- On Fridays, participants will conduct independent research.
Students who wish to earn credits receive an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained. Students are responsible for ensuring that their home university will accept the credits, and final credit conversions need to be made by the home university.
As a Summer Institute student you receive a participation certificate with an official seal from the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Students who wish to earn credits receive an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained. The programme is the equivalent of a 6 European Credits (or 3 American credits) module. Students are responsible for ensuring that their home university will accept the credits and final credit conversions need to be made by the home university. If you have questions about credit transfer, or need more information on the programme for your home university's administration, please email us at email@example.com.
- 10 ECTS, 4 weeks
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