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Introduction to Sexuality Studies

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?

How to apply

Programme at a glance

Academic dates: 14 June - 2 July 2020*
Housing dates: 12 June - 3 July 2020*
Academic fee: € 1600*
Housing fee: € 500 - 650* and € 75 refundable deposit. Housing prices will vary per programme depending on location. 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 2020
Regular application deadline: 15 March 2020

*Applications for summer 2020 open on 1 September 2019.

*Dates and prices are tentative and subject to change. All information for summer 2020 will be finalized by 1 December 2019. Check back regularly in the autumn for updates. For more information, email summer-info-gsss@uva.nl.

 

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 helps 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 programme student you receive a participation certificate with an official seal from the University of 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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Get in touch with us at summer-info-gsss@uva.nl or call +31 (0)20 525 3776.

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