Graduate School of Social Sciences

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 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

 

Programme description

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.

Study load

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.

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 questions 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
10 ECTS, 4 weeks
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
July

Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office