Gender and International Studies


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a course and an individual portfolio.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • cultural, social and political problems in the field of gender and equality
  • knowledge of theories on gender, masculinity and intersectionality
  • knowledge about how gender theories can be used in analyses of inequalities within international studies.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • analyzing international cultural, social and political problems from a gender perspective
  • analyzing central problems in debates and controversies about gender and diversity.



The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • decribing, reflecting and arguing on the basis of scientific knowledge about the gendered implications of cultural, social and political issues in international society
  • communicating the practical and theoretical dimensions of debates and controversies surrounding gender and inequalities
  • communicating ideas and arguments in the subject area of the elective course in a well-formulated written English.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examGender and International Studies
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an individual exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives and has participated actively in course activities. The requirements for the contents of the portfolio will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester.

The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.

Any re-examinations will be held in held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised exam portfolio.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKøn og internationale studier
Module codeBALISE2028
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities