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Entry requirements: 60 credits in Social Sciences or Humanities and the equivalent of upper secondary course English B.

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Max. 165 credits may be taken into account.

This course is only open for exchange students.

Information about application for exchange students

  • SS19 week 14-18, fulltime100%, day. Only for exchange students.

Children's Culture and Media: Perspectives on Gender and Norms

Course 7.5 credits

The course covers the children's use of culture and media within perspectives of power, norm and gender.Gender and intersectional theories are the foundation for an independent analysis of a selective contemporary theme of culture and media. The course also examines how perspectives of power, norms and genus are shown at the extended school and its steering documents.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: spring semester 2018

Course design

Teaching takes place in the form of lectures, seminars, group work and aesthetic learning processes.

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, students are able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • from an intercultural and intersectional perspective, present and analyse children’s culture, based on contemporary theories of children's experience of everyday media
  • on a basic level, analyse contemporary media phenomena that are aimed at children.
Competence and skills
  • apply perspectives that are critical to gender and norms, as well as various theoretical concepts and analysis tools to describe and interpret forms of children’s culture.
Judgement and approach
  • reflect on the significance of gender formations and power structures, and how these can be negotiated and expressed in children’s everyday media experience at extended school.


The course is examined through active participation in seminars and a written independent analysis of a relevant theme in the form of a take-home assignment. Written compensation is permitted for no more than 20 per cent of the seminars.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2018

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