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Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Sociology or equivalent, and English 6/English B or equivalent.

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Between 30 and 285 credits may be taken into account.

Information about application for exchange students

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Intersectional Analysis: Identities, Ethnicity, Gender, Class and Sexuality

Course 7.5 credits

Sociology studies the role of various social divisions for the stratification of society, e.g. gender, age, ethnicity etc. Intersectional analysis also studies how these different dimensions of social division interact and may reinforce each other, for example being a woman, a migrant, and a member of a specific social class. Intersectional analysis thus always involves the analysis of power and how power is distributed and maintained in social processes. The course pays special attention to the interaction between identities, ethnicity, gender, class and sexuality.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2015

Course design

Teaching consists of lectures, seminars and group exercises.

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student is able to:

  • survey and analyse the subarea of social stratification
  • describe and problematise current social processes and their impact on living conditions
  • independently acquaint themselves with different theoretical and methodological traditions in the subarea of intersectional analysis
  • critically analyse and interpret different types of stratification and social change
  • independently produce knowledge reviews in the subarea of intersectional analysis
  • demonstrate awareness of the inherent possibilities and limitations of theory and research
  • independently examine and evaluate the results of advanced research
  • critically reflect on the ethical aspects and problems of research


  • Written assignments
  • Oral presentations
  • Seminar participation

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2015

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