Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Gender and Sexuality in Modern Sweden in a Historical Perspective, 7.5 credits

(Genus och sexualitet i det moderna Sverige - ett historiskt perspektiv, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1191HI
Subject area: History
Main field of study: History
Academic school: School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Disciplinary domain: Humanities 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: A (introductory)
Progressive specialisation: G1N (First cycle. Entry requirements: completed upper secondary education)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University on 2018-04-23 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level) (Specific entry requirements 6, exemption provided for Social Sciences A (basic level)).
General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A6, exemption provided for basic level social sciences (equivalent of Swedish course Social Sciences 1b / 1a1+1a2)).

3. Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • identify and describe social norms regarding sexuality and gender in Sweden during the 20th century and to the present day
  • identify and describe how the Swedish state perceived and intervened in the area of sexuality and reproduction
  • discuss changes in how gender, sexuality and the family have been perceived and relate them to changes in Swedish society and politics
  • compare social norms and discussions regarding sexuality and gender in Sweden with discussions in other countries.

4. Course content, modules and examinations

The course provides insights into how social norms regarding sexuality and gender have been defined and discussed in Sweden during the 20th century and to the present day. The focus is on three periods: the interwar period, the welfare state after the second world war and contemporary society. Social norms regarding men’s and women’s places in society, the definition and importance of the family, as well as the state's regulation of and intervention in areas of sexuality and reproduction, are discussed during the course.

  • Gender and Sexuality in Modern Sweden, 7,5 credits
    (Genus och sexualitet i det moderna Sverige, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    1001, Gender and Sexuality in Modern Sweden, 7,5 credits
    (Genus och sexualitet i det moderna Sverige, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
    Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

5. Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars. There may be group assignments, to be presented to the class in group presentations. Attendance at all seminars is compulsory.

6. Examination format

Examination will be in the form of active participation in seminars, active participation in group assignments, shorter written assignments and a written take-home essay.

Make-up work in the form of written assignments will be required for all missed seminars. However, students who are absent for more than 20% of the compulsory seminars are not considered to have participated adequately in the course, and will not receive a pass grade.
 The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

7. Reading list

If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
HT 2018HT 20182018-11-15Ämnesrådet i historia Dnr. 4151-2.1.1-2018
VT 2019HT 20192018-11-15Ämnesrådet i historia Dnr. 4151-2.1.1-2018
VT 20202019-11-28Ämnesrådet i historia Dnr. 4101-2.1.1-2019

8. Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

9. Other stipulations
Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1166HI, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1775-2.1.1-2018).