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Gender and ethnicity 7.5 Credits

Genus och etnicitet
Second cycle, S7022A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of at least 180 ECTS, major in sociology.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
  • knowledge of established theoretical perspectives about gender and ethnicity.
  • Show knowledge in ethics in personell work, equality and multiculturalism. 
  • Analyse and critically study social processes where importance of gender and ethnicity both integrate and marginalize human beings in organizations.

The course deals with theories that consecuenses leads to integration or marginalization in organizations. Of special importance in which gender and ethnicity has are in focus.

Lecturers and seminars

Seminars 2,5 hp
Oral and written presentation and individual report 5,0 hp

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, 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.

Elisabeth Berg

Literature. Valid from Spring 2013 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Main Course Text (Book)
Acker, J (2005) Class Questions: Feminist Answers. Berkeley: Altamira Press. ISBN 0-7425-4630-6.

Five Articles as Starter References: Gender, Ethnicity and some Approaches
Acker, J. (1990) Hierarchies, Jobs, Bodies: A Theory of Gendered Organizations, Gender & Society, 4, 2, 139-158.
Acker, J. (2006) Inequality regimes, Gender, Class, and Race in Organizations, Gender & Society, 20, 4, 441-464.
De Lauretis, T. (1989) The Essence of the Triangle or, Taking the Risk of Essentialism Seriously: Feminist Theory in Italy, the U.S., and Britain, Differences, 1, 2, 3-37.
Melucci, A. and Avritzer, (2000) Complexity, Cultural Pluralism and Democracy: Collective action in the public space, Social Science Information, 39, 4, 507-27.
Rucht, D. and Neidhardt, F. (2002) Towards a Movement Society? On the possibilities of institutionalizing social movements, Social Movement Studies, 1, 1, 7-30.

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

0001Seminars2.5U G VG
0002Oral and written presentation of assignment report5.0U G VG

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.

Syllabus established
by Saila Piippola 13 Mar 2012

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