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: € 1575
Housing fee: € 500 and € 75 deposit. For more information, see Housing and practical matters.
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
Early application deadline: 10 January 2019
Regular application deadline: 15 March 2019

 

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.

Credit Transfer

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 quesitons about credit transfer, or need more information on the programme for your home university's administration, please email us at summer-info-gsss@uva.nl.

 

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

Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office