|Type||Short duration course, short course|
|Nominal duration||7.8.-23.8.2018 (5 ECTS)|
EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28.2.2018
Expenses for Special Courses
A minimum of 2 years of university-level studies is required for all courses. See course-specific requirements below >> target students.
All courses are taught in English. Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, all students must be fluent in English. A good command of English is necessary for completing the course (following teaching, participating in classroom discussions, writing essays) as well as managing day-to-day matters in Finland. An applicant can be rejected if his/her level of English is not deemed equivalent to the standards.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This practical course educates students in how to do and carry out feminist research. We will focus on how feminist scholars challenge dominant theories of knowledge and the major methodologies employed in the social sciences and humanities. Through lectures and workshops, we will ask how feminist theory shapes the kinds of research questions we ask, the types of materials we use, the methodologies we choose, and how we define our relationships with our subjects/materials. Students are expected to conduct a short pre-assignment, actively participate in the workshop discussions, and critically reflect throughout the course.
After the course, the students will be able to:
• Plan and carry out a larger research project utilising feminist research methodologies.
• Reflect upon the limits of conventional knowledge production in academia
• Gain practical and creative skills to produce diverse forms of knowledge
• Discuss politics of gender, race, class and sexuality in cross-cultural contexts
• Recognise the diverse historical, cultural and political trajectories and forms of feminist politics
• Critically engage with intersectional research methods and theories
Course format and teaching methods
Lectures, workshops and excursions. The interdisciplinary teaching methods combine traditional learning methods and feminist research methodologies, such as art, college marking, and poetry. The students require no practical experience of art making or doing feminist research.
Master’s degree students interested in feminist research methods from the Humanities and Social Sciences. Such as political science or international relations, area and cultural studies, gender studies, history, sociology, and anthropology. Particularly welcome are those who working on their Master’s thesis or are planning PhD studies.
Cai Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org
Merle Wessel email@example.com
You may contact the course coordinators with questions concerning the course content.
With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer Schoool or the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need a visa, please apply 31st of May the latest.
NB! The application deadline is June 26th, 2018. However the students of the University of Helsinki may apply until July 20th, 2018.