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Minor

Gender and Sexuality Studies

The minor Gender and Sexuality Studies studies power relations based on gender and sexuality from an interdisciplinary social science perspective. It examines how such power is structured and how it shapes social and political life, both in the public and in the private sphere.

For whom?

This minor is interesting for students who like to obtain:

  • knowledge of the key concepts and theoretical debates in gender- and sexuality studies,
  • knowledge of the political, societal and scientific legacies of gender/sexuality-focused activism;
  • basic knowledge of the central methodological debates and challenges in the field;
  • analytical skills to critically study and interpret historical or present day, political and societal problems through gender, sexuality and intersectional lenses,
  • the ability to apply gender, sexuality and/or intersectional lenses in the own major.
COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
    1—2
    4—5
    12
  • Restricted-choice electives:
    1—5
    18
  • Military Intervention and gender before, during and after conflict
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    6
  • Queering Capital: Gender, Race and Sexuality Under Contemporary Capitalism
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    6
  • Gender, Human Security and Violent Conflict
    1—2
    4—5
    12
  • The Politics of Gender and Race in Postcolonial History
    1—2
    12
  • Tolerance and the limits of freedom
    1—2
    12
  • Sexual development, parenting and education
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    6
  • Capstone: Interdisciplinary Literature Review
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    6
  • Gender and Social Inequality in Latin America
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    6
  • Sexwork in its Local and Global Complexity
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    6
  • Feminist theories
    4—5
    12
  • Intersectionality, Identity and Inequality
    4—5
    12
  • Love is a Bitch!: Romance, Sexuality and Desire in Popular Culture
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    6
  • Teaching for Equality?: The Politics of Feminist & Decolonial Education
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    6
Read more in the Course Catalogue

Related Master's programme

This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to the Master's programme in Sociology. Always check the entry requirements of the Master’s programme you are interested in.

Entry requirements

Completed 60 ECTS from a bachelor’s programme. A completed first year of applied sciences (HBO) does not grant access to the minor.

Application

Apply for the minor using the application form in the Course Catalogue.

Facts & Figures
Credits 30 ECTS, One year
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission Preliminary training necessary
Starts in February, September