Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

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SUPU2028 Nordic Gendered Norms and Practices 5 ECTS
Organised by
Gender Studies
Person in charge
Taru Leppänen, PhD, professor (taru.leppanen@utu.fi), Gender studies
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X

Learning outcomes

The student is able to recognise and describe some of the gendered dimensions of the Nordic welfare states. S/he is able to recognise and describe at a basic level some local aspects of representations of gender in culture.


The course explores gendered, cultural and political dimensions of Nordic welfare state and its gendered meanings. It gives also an introduction to representations of women, men, femininities and masculinities in the field of media, art and other areas of expression.
Level: basic studies. The course focuses on the thematic areas of History and Culture and Society and Environment of the Baltic Sea Region Studies programme.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h

Each session (8 x 2 h) includes lectures and seminar work, where the students are required to read articles and discuss about them on the basis of reading assignments. The lectures are based on original research conducted by experts in gender studies and feminist studies, and they introduce basic concepts of Gender Studies by contextualizing them into previous and/or ongoing research.

In the seminar part the concepts are discussed further, and the students learn how to critically read scientific texts and how to argument in a seminar.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work and Written exam

lectures, literature and exam. The exam is based on the contents of the lectures and course literature.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Period IV, spring 2014

Study materials

Course literature is to be found on Moodle.


Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies
Gender Studies
Cultural Management Studies
Finnish Study Modules
Cultural Tourism Studies
Museology (Pori)
Creative Writing
Cultural Production and Landscape Studies
European Ethnology
Study of Religion
Life Philosophy
MDP in Women and Gender Studies
Finnish Literature
Media Studies
Art History
Comparative Literature
Cultural Heritage Studies
Digital Culture
Landscape Studies
Cultural History
Finnish History
European and World History
School of History, Cultural Research and Art St.