Global Gender Studies


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


To provide students with knowledge about and insight into gender theories and how these can be used in analyses of inequalities within the field of development policy and international and transnational relations.


The module will give an introduction to the area of ‘gender and globalisation’, in particular in the context of development and international relations, and will include discussions of specific cases and case studies in which gender and equality can be understood from local, regional and global perspectives (including the EU as a regional institution). Specific emphasis will be placed on the history of gender and equality policy within the field of development and international relations, on possibilities and limitations of international law and human rights, and on analyses of gender and equality policies in various contexts and parts of the world, which are relevant areas of research within development and international relations. The module will form the basis of further theoretical and practical work within the field in the project module of the semester.

Learning objectives


  • possess knowledge of theories and practices within the field of gender, development and international relations and can reflect on these on a scientific basis
  • possess knowledge and understanding of themes within the field of gender, development and international relations and various approaches to the study of these. 


  • can apply their knowledge within the module’s disciplines in order to choose the theories that best serve the analytical purpose and are able to take a critical approach to these theories.


  • can reflect on and analyse issues within the field of global gender studies on the basis of scientific knowledge.

Type of instruction

The module consists of lectures and seminars, and whenever considered appropriate also exercises and student contributions.



Name of examGlobal Gender Studies
Type of exam
Oral exam
The examination for Global Gender Studies is an internally assessed individual oral examination. The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student and the examiners about a question posed within the syllabus of the module.

Duration of examination: 20 min, including grading and announcement of result.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
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 titleGlobal Gender Studies
Module codeDIRES007
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Politics and Society
DepartmentDepartment of Politics and Society
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities