Gender & Sexuality Studies
Find out what it is like to live in a country known for its progressive norms and policies, and study the challenges and ideas within gender, equality, and sexuality in Sweden.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
- Explore the implications and challenges of living in a country with the world’s first self-proclaimed feminist government where ‘gender mainstreaming’ policies are highest on the agenda
- Visit with Swedish families raising their children in a gender-neutral manner and reflect on your own gendered upbringing
- Travel with your classmates and faculty on course-integrated Study Tours to examine how constructions of gender and sexuality intersect with ethnicity, race, class, and religion in Europe
It's a good fit if you study:
Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
- GENDER STUDIES
- HUMAN RIGHTS
Sweden is often referred to as the most gender equal country in the world, with generous parental leave, a high number of women in leadership positions, progressive sex education, and equal rights for homosexuals among its hallmarks. However, good intentions do not always translate into intended outcomes. We compare how concepts of gender, body, and sexuality intersect in current debates about changing family structures, children’s rights, and new ethical dilemmas across Scandinavia.
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin
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Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
Special Note for Auggies:
DIS applications are processed on a rolling basis, and they often reach capacity before published deadlines. In addition, some core courses fill up faster than others. So in order to have a strong application and the best chance of being offered a place on their program, and taking the core course you want, we suggest the following:
1. Apply early!
2. Submit a high quality application with an outstanding personal essay that addresses all of the points requested
3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements below, especially the 3.0 GPA
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at a four-year college or university in the United States or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
- Academically compelling reason why DIS is a good fit for you
- Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad
- Enthusiasm for cultural engagement
- Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad