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687180A Gender, Class and Multiculturalism, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 687180A  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Gender, Class and Multiculturalism  Abbreviation Gender, Class a 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline1107 Literature 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Humanities 

Jussi Ojajärvi 

ECTS Credits 


Language of instruction 

Finnish; a study package in English can be negotiated with the teacher


After successful completion of the Basic Studies package

Learning outcomes 

The course works as an introduction to the themes of gender, class and ethnicity in literature and culture. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to define and critically evaluate different socio-cultural categories, including gender and sexuality, class, “race”, ethnicity and nationality. They will be able to apply literature to these questions and will have knowledge of the history and current state of the traditional theories concerned with these themes (i.e. feminist literary research, Marxist theory and post colonialism).


Unlike introductory courses to cultural and societal studies and their relation to literature, the course offers a deeper insight into literary and cultural research concerning gender and sexuality, class and capitalism and ethnicity and nationality.

Mode of delivery 

A course concerning each of the themes is arranged approximately every three years or more frequently. Book exams can be taken on the faculty’s scheduled examination days. Completion by essay or study group can be suggested to the teacher responsible.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, book exam, teaching in small groups, home essay or study group

Target group 

Major and subsidiary subject students of Literature

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Basic knowledge of the relationship between literature and society and/or cultural studies

Recommended optional programme components 

Introduction to Literary Studies 2 and Literature in Society as completed or contemporaneous courses recommended

Recommended or required reading 

List of materials for the book exam are made available on the degree programme’s webpage at the beginning of each academic year.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Lectures, practicum, book exam, home essay or guided study group



Person responsible 

University lecturer

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Sukupuoli, luokka ja monikulttuurisuus, Jälkikoloniaalinen ja ylirajainen kirjallisuudentutkimus  Course  Hanna-Leena Määttä  16.03.22 -04.05.22

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