Gender Studies

Unit for Gender Studies welcomes students to study Gender Studies. Courses in English are specially designed for international students at the University of Lapland.

Gender Studies examine cultural and social issues from the gender perspective, also taking into account other differences between people. The origins of the discipline can be traced back to the feminist movement and women’s rights. Today, the research focuses widely on the meanings of gender and sexuality in education, society and culture, politics and everyday life. Gender Studies construct a multidisciplinary minor subject which links well to all subjects taught in the University of Lapland.