Introduction to Transgender Studies

7.5 credits

In the course Introduction to Transgender Studies you are introduced to transgender phenomena, theoretical concepts, as well as, the historical, medical, activist and legal backgrounds that formed the field of Transgender Studies and the lives of trans people. You are expected to work independently and actively. You will have extensive reading from the field of Transgender Studies and the majority of the texts will be academic texts. The course language is English and all required texts are in English. The course is a 50% online course, which means that all lectures and seminars happen in an online classroom and that you have to dedicate approximately 20 hours/week to manage the workload. To pass the course you have to hand in several minor assignments (some of these are forum contributions), attend two obligatory online seminars and pass the two written exams.

Distance – study where you are

Perhaps you would like to study in the Swedish mountains, in a big city, or at home close to family? Many of our programmes and courses are offered in distance format.

Studying at a distance can be done in different ways, either entirely without physical gatherings or with only a few gatherings on campus or at one of our learning centres. The common denominator is that a large part of your studies takes place online. You communicate with the teacher and other students with the help of a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures and online meetings.

The benefit of distance studies is the flexibility, something that is valuable if you want to be free to decide when and where you want to study. Some compulsory elements on you course or programme may take place during office hours, even though they are online.

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Build your own degree

Did you know that you can combine single-subject courses to build your own degree? In this way, you can design your own degree based on your interests and the career you are aiming for. This does not apply to all courses so make sure to check with a study counsellor at the faculty. Learn more about how you can build your own degree and become unique on the labour market.