HISA412 Gender History (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of History and Ethnology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

These studies gender will explore gender as a category, the gendered nature of phenomena and gender in relation to other classifications.

Learning outcomes

On completion of these studies students will

  • be able to distinguish gendered culture, power, violence and economy in different eras
  • identify gender as embedded as a socio-cultural category and tool through which to evaluate historical phenomena
  • appreciate the significance of gender and other simultaneous classifications in various historical contexts (intersectionality)

On completion of the studies through contact teaching students will also have

  • acquired experience of groupwork and improved their interactive skills
  • enhanced their oral interactive skills and negotiation skills
  • acquired skills for operating in new situations

On completion of the studies through examinations on set books students will also have

  • enhanced their problem-solving skills
  • improved their written skills and argumentation skills
  • acquired skills in the analysis of information and the ability to comprehend extensive entities

On completion of the studies by writing essays students will morever have

  • learned more about information seeking and writing scientific text
  • enhanced their written communication and argumentation skills
  • acquired experience of project skills by planning their own actions and use of time

Study materials

To complete the studies using set books students will select works from the following list in such a way as to acquire 5 points. Choice of books for essays to be agreed in advance with the teacher in charge.

Literature

  • Ågren, M., Making a Living, Making a Difference: Gender and Work in Early Modern European Society (2017) (1op)
  • Finley, A. J., An intimate economy: enslaved women, work, and America's domestic slave trade (2020) (2op)
  • Ahlbäck, A., Manhood and the Making of the Military. Conscription, Military Service and masculinity in Finland, 1917–39 (2014) (1op)
  • Meyer, S., Manhood on the line: Working-class masculinities in the American heartland (2016) (1op)
  • Marhoefer, L., Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis (2015) (2op)
  • Sjögren, Å. K.,Langum, V., & Dermineur, E. M., Revisiting gender in European history, 1400-1800 (2018) (1op)
  • Berebitsky, J., Sex and the office: A history of gender, power, and desire (2012) (2op)
  • Rumiko N., Puja K., Akane O. (ed. by), Denying the comfort women: the Japanese state's assault on historical truth (2018) (1op)

Completion methods

These completion methods are for University of Jyväskylä degree students. Other options:

Method 1

Select all marked parts

Method 2

Select all marked parts

Method 3

Select all marked parts

Method 4

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
x

Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish
No published teaching
x

Independent study: essay (5 cr)

Type:
Independent study
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish

Teaching

x

Independent study: examination (5 cr)

Type:
Independent study
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish

Teaching

x

Independent study (5 cr)

Type:
Independent study
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish
Study methods:

Only for Finnish-speaking students.

Teaching