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Gender and Intersectionality

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Provider University of Iceland
Platform Coursera
Weeks 6
Hours 2-5


This introductory Humanities course focuses on gender intersection with cultural and social concepts via a multidisciplinary approach. It also acts as an excellent background for anyone new to gender studies, or for those interested in brushing up on the basics via a more visual experience.

Specifically using resources such as literature, images, audio, articles, visual texts and websites, as well as examples from popular culture, classical literature, and history, this course will teach the analysis of religious texts and traditions, class divisions, racial inequality, sexuality and nationalism through  gendered lens.

Minimum requirement for the course is successful completion of secondary education. Target group for the course are students with good English skills at the first stages of tertiary education, as the course is adapted from a semester length undergraduate level course taught at the University of Iceland in English.

By the end of course, participants should be able to identify ways gender intersects with religion, class, race, sexuality, nationalism and equality; discuss gender in literature, popular culture and public discourse; understand how gender is prescribed in literature, music, art and public discourse; and see gender itself as a spectrum.

The course is free to audit, but might require a small fee to purchase a certificate of completion. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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