After completion of this course, the student:|
A) has gained thorough knowledge of the overarching questions and debates in a specialized subfield of Gender Studies;
B) has been familarised with existing scholarship on a specialized topic from a feminist, queer, critical race, and/or postcolonial perspective;
C) will be able to apply theories and concepts to concrete case studies for further analysis;
D) will be able to present the acquired knowledge in an academically sufficient manner in both written and oral form.
Given the dynamic development of Gender Studies, interventions in the field have been wide-ranging and diverse. This special-topics course offers students the opportunity to delve deeply into some of the more recent directions and orientations that the field has taken by closely focusing in on a specialized subfield or topic. Possible topics for the course include (but are not limited to) queer theory, transgender studies, critical disability studies, feminist techno-science studies, masculinity studies,visual and media studies, critical border and migration studies and digital media. While the specific theme and format of the seminar will vary each year depending on the expertise of the instructor, the course will consistently engage with contemporary critical questions, ideas, and practices at the forefront of scholarly research and creative inquiry in the fields of gender and postcolonial studies and in the specific subfield under study. The course will be taught from a transdisciplinary perspective and will be informed by feminist, queer, critical race, and/or postcolonial theoretical approaches. Students will be familiarized with cutting-edge scholarship and will become well versed in the debates at the center of the course’s specialized theme. Students will strengthen their critical thinking skills through research, writing, and/or oral presentations.|
This elective course is available to both 1st- and 2nd-year RMA students.
This course is for students in the RMA Gender Studies and GEMMA; students from Musicology, Religious Studies, CLS and MAPS should check with the course coordinator before enrolling. The entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the Programme coordinator. You do not have to contact the Programme coordinator by yourself.