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Minor Gender and Diversity in Science, Society and Culture

Gender and diversity are important topics in culture and society, as often reflected in the media and through governmental initiatives. Whether concerning LGBTQIA+ rights and experiences, the #MeToo or Black Lives Matter movements, recurring discussions surrounding ‘Black Pete’ and the ‘Golden Age’, discrimination and racism, or the right of self-determination over one's body; topics relating to gender and diversity appear in every facet of life. Indeed, initiatives are already set up for a much-needed gender analysis of the Corona Crisis posing questions about who get exposed to the virus more, the division of labour inside and outside the home, and the dangers of domestic abuse in lockdown. This minor will help you better understand and analyse debates such as these, which deal with categories of difference including gender, ethnicity, race, class, religion, sexuality and dis/ability.

In its multidisciplinary setting, this minor explores the social and cultural construction and meanings of difference. It further explores how gender dynamics and notions of diversity function within science and society more broadly. The four courses that make up this minor equip students with a theoretical and methodological foundation for researching the role of gender and diversity in cultural representations, everyday interactions, societal debates, and institutional policy making. Students will learn to apply analytical tools for academic research, while acquiring the necessary skills to assess the relevance of gender and diversity within society, science and culture.

Overview of the courses

Click here for an overview of the course units within the minor Gender. The extensive course descriptions will be available in Ocasys soon.

Timetable

The timetables will be available soon.

Registration

Students have to register for the whole minor (between 18 May and 1 August) as well as for the course units of their choice within the minor via Progress. Please note that students can take this minor either as a 15 ECTS or a 30 ECTS programme. If they would like to choose the 15 ECTS programme, they have to take the courses in block 1a. For the 30 ECTS programme, they have to take all courses.

For any questions, please contact the coordinators: Iris Busschers and Rozemarijn van de Wal.

Last modified:28 May 2020 1.01 p.m.