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.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Grassroots -- theorizing activism 5 ECTS
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Basic studies
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Gender Studies
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies

General description

HILMA web course.

The course explores connections between social change, empowerment and theory. What is grassroots? The course aspires to develop the students’ understanding of concepts central to feminist and post-colonial theory within the context of different movements for social change and peace. Examples include grassroots women’s activism in sub Sahara Africa, feminist and queer self-defense groups and anti-consumerist and eco- and animal-friendly activism in Europe and the US. During the course students will question and discuss different kinds of social movements. Students will also engage in discussions on peace and conflict related to intersections of gender and race.

 The students will be expected to read the course material and actively take part in online discussions in small groups. There will be video lectures and a field work in which the students will do an analysis and discussion of a chosen area alternatively a comparison of two groups or organizations. Participation throughout the course is obligatory. The course will be made in weekly cycles and is foremost for students on a basic level in gender studies.

 After the completed course the student should be able to: – recognize different forms of activism – express own critical thoughts on activism – make an intersectional analysis.

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10-Oct-2016 – 9-Dec-2016

Further information

Korvaa sukupuolentutkimuksen perusopintojen jakson P2 tai P4, aineopintojen jakson A4 sekä syventävien opintojen jakson S4.

Jos haluaisit korvata kurssilla muita kuin ilmoitettuja opintojaksoja, ota yhteys yliopistonlehtori Taru Leppäseen (talepp@utu.fi).