COURSE SYLLABUS

Knowledge-based gender equality efforts in organizations and society 7.5 credits

Kunskapsbaserade jämställdhetsinsatser i organisationer och samhälle
First cycle, G0011A
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 19 Nov 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject
Gender and Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Gender Studies

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.



Course Aim
The main aim of the course is to increase the students’ knowledge on how gender-scientific knowledge can be used in practical gender equality efforts in organizations and society.

Specific aims of the course are to enable the students to:

  • Describe how gender-scientific knowledge can be used in practical gender equality efforts in organizations and society
  • Reflect on possible dilemmas in the balancing of theory and practice in knowledge-based gender equality efforts
  • Describe various methods for cooperation between gender scientists and representatives from organizations/society in knowledge-based gender equality efforts
  • Estimate how the above insights can be used to plan, manage and evaluate gender equality efforts in organizations and society

Contents
The course concerns how gender-scientific knowledge can be used in practical gender equality efforts in organizations and society. Based on research studies analyzing gender equality efforts in companies, authorities and other organizations in Sweden and internationally, the course gives practical examples of how such efforts can be planned, managed and evaluated. The course is divided in three themes: 1) Theory and practice, 2) Long-term change, 3) Critical perspectives.

The course is Internet-based with 25% study pace without physical gatherings in order to enable combination with existing employment or other pursuits. The pedagogy of the course is so called ”peer-to-peer learning” where the course participants contribute to each others’ knowledge development through discussions and feedback.

Realization
During the course, the students shall read the course literature in the order specified in the subsequent list, participate in three joint discussions via Luleå University of Technology’s web-based learning platform, write three texts to be submitted via the learning platform, and provide written feedback on the three other students’ texts via the learning platform. Mandatory assignments within the three course themes are:

Theme 1 (2 hp)
Mandatory assignment 1: Joint discussion
Mandatory assignment 2: Writing task
Mandatory assignment 3: Feedback writing task

Theme 2 (2,5 hp)
Mandatory assignment 1: Joint discussion
Mandatory assignment 2: Writing task
Mandatory assignment 3: Feedback writing task

Theme 3 (3,0 hp)
Mandatory assignment 1: Joint discussion
Mandatory assignment 2: Writing task
Mandatory assignment 3: Feedback writing task

Examination
Examination takes places through the submission of nine mandatory tasks, divided into three course themes via Luleå University of Technology's web-based learning platform. All tasks form the basis for the overall final grade. The grade scale encompasses fail (U) or pass (G).

Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration eduets@ltu.se, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Examiner
Malin Lindberg

Transition terms
The course G0011A is equal to G0010A

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Theme 1: Theory and practice
Lindholm, K., red. (2011). Jämställdhet i verksamhetsutveckling. Lund: Studentlitteratur. (Finns att köpa i tryckt format hos bokhandlare).

Amundsdotter, E., Ericson, M., Jansson, U., Linghag, S. (2015). Motstånd och strategier i jämställdhetsarbete. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet. (Finns tillgänglig i pdf-format på lärplattformen och även att köpa i tryckt format hos bokhandlare).

Theme 2: Sustianable change
Sundin, E. & Göransson, U., red. (2010). Vad hände sen? Långsiktiga effekter av jämställdhetssatsningar under 1980- och 90-talen. Stockholm: VINNOVA. (Finns tillgänglig i pdf-format på lärplattformen).

Källhammer, E. (2017). Akademins (o)föränderliga genusmönster: En analys av jämställdhetsinsatser vid Luleå tekniska universitet. Doktorsavhandling: Luleå tekniska universitet. (Finns tillgänglig i pdf-format på lärplattformen).

Theme 3: Critical perspectives
Magnusson, E., Rönnblom, M., Silius, H., red. (2008). Critical studies of gender equalities: Nordic dislocations, dilemmas and contradictions. Göteborg: Makadam. (Finns att köpa i tryckt format hos bokhandlare).

Martinsson, L., Griffin, G., Giritli Nygren, K., red. (2016). Challenging the myth of gender equality in Sweden. Bristol: Policy Press. (Finns att köpa i tryckt format hos bokhandlare).

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Theme 1 Mandatory assignmentsU G#2.00MandatoryA17
0002Theme 2 Mandatory assignmentsU G#2.50MandatoryA17
0003Theme 3 Mandatory assignmentsU G#3.00MandatoryA17

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.