Gender, Technology, and Culture, Post-graduate level, 7,5 credits, IT0937F

In this course the students will explore the relationship between technology development and design, information systems, and society in the context of gender studies, intersectional research, and feminist theory. Such approaches include perspectives from Feminist Science and Technology Studies (STS) and within Feminist Technoscience, as well as in other critical perspectives for inclusive design in technology, media and engineering disciplines.

Students will explore the ways in which gender and technology are co-constructed within complex social systems (educational, cultural, industry) and investigate how this may influence the design and implementation of new technologies and related discourses. Intersectional issues (race, class, ability, nationality) will also be examined, and students will draw on contemporary and historical perspectives to develop their analytical skills and deepen their awareness of inclusive development and design practices in socio-cultural contexts.

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Mode of teaching
autumn -19 w.36
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  • Course coordinator: Lissa Holloway-Attaway
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  • Application code: HS-FF227
  • Prerequisites: In order to fulfil the specific entry requirements, the applicant must have completed academic courses of at least 60 credits , including independent thesis writing of at least 15 credits at advanced level, within the field Informatics, applicable areas of a similar kind or other fields which are judged as directly relevant for the licentiate or PhD thesis. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS, TOEFL or the equivalent.
  • Course plan with course literature: Course plan in English, Course plan in Swedish
  • Start semester: autumn -19
  • Pace of study: 25%
  • Start week - end week: w.36 - w.03
  • When: Day
  • Language: The teaching is conducted in English.
  • Place: Skövde
  • Course code: IT0937F
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  • Course type Freestanding course
  • Mode of teaching Campus
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Our courses in English are only available for exchange students who are from one of our partner universities or students who study through our Master's programmes.