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DIS: Gender & Sexuality Studies (Stockholm)
Stockholm, Sweden (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/12/2019 05/11/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
Minimum GPA:
3.00
Prerequisites:
No
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
Swedish
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Other, Residence Hall
Areas of Study:
Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, Social Justice, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Field Study
Program Description:
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Well known for its progressive norms and policies, Sweden is a unique place to study the challenges, ideas, and dilemmas of core topics within gender, equality, and sexuality. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the implications and challenges of living in a country with the world’s first self-proclaimed feminist government where ‘gender mainstreaming’ policies are highest on the agenda 
  • Visit with Swedish families raising their children in a gender-neutral manner and reflect on your own gendered upbringing 
  • Travel with your classmates and faculty on course-integrated study tours to examine how constructions of gender and sexuality intersect with ethnicity, race, class, religion, and (dis-)ability in Europe 
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STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study gender studies, women’s studies, anthropology, sociology, human rights, or if you are interested in how gender norms and identities are constructed. 

CORE COURSE 

Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Sweden is the most gender equal country in the world, and legalized prostitution, generous parental leave, a high number of women in leadership positions, progressive sex education, and equal rights for homosexuals are among the hallmarks of Scandinavian societies. However, good intentions do not always translate into intended outcomes. With a comparative look to neighboring countries in Europe, this course explores how concepts of gender, body, sexuality, and race intersect in current debates about changing family structures, children’s rights, and new ethical dilemmas in a changing Scandinavia. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin 
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm 

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For Gustavus Adolphus students: DIS uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most DIS courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.