English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Intersectional Analysis: Identities, Ethnicity, Gender, Class and Sexuality, 7.5 credits

(Intersektionell analys: identiteter, etnicitet, genus, klass och sexualitet, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1055SL
Subject area Sociology
Main field of study Sociology
Progressive specialisation A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Academic school School of Social Sciences
Disciplary domain Social sciences 100%
Grading scale AF
Education cycle Second-cycle (Master)
Language of instruction English
Valid from Autumn semester 2018


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Social Sciences  at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

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

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

Course content, modules and examinations

The course presents current research into some of sociology and social science’s fundamental categories of social stratification, e.g. ethnicity, gender and class, and how they have been reformulated and put to work in new fields using concepts such as intersectionality, sexuality and identities. Classical sociological themes of class and gender are elaborated in the light of contemporary research focusing on other dimensions of stratification and differences in the cultural and social-economic-political landscape.

1001, Intersectional Analysis, 7.5 credits

(Intersektionell analys, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

Teaching consists of lectures, seminars and group exercises.

Examination format

  • Written assignments
  • Oral presentations
  • Seminar participation

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

Other stipulations

Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1048SL, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1773-2.1.1-2018).