Netherlands, Amsterdam

Sexuality, Culture and Society | GSSS

when 9 July 2017 - 3 August 2017
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 ECTS
fee EUR 2500

The Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society at the Graduate School of Social Sciences , University of Amsterdam, is an intensive four-week summer course, which focuses on the study of sexuality across cultures and is taught by an international faculty team. We provide students with a unique opportunity to explore the social and cultural dimensions of human sexuality, and to gain knowledge of cutting-edge research on sexuality as conceptualized and practised globally, pertaining to both theory and methodology.
Each year, the SI is comprised of a, multidisciplinary international faculty and student body from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, offering a rewarding and challenging learning experience. Students engage with faculty and guest lecturers via a specialized program of course modules (twice daily), weekly get-togethers, and informal conversations during daily group lunches. Students benefit from an exceptional networking opportunity through the sharing of experiences, works in progress, research plans and diverse perspectives.

As the host city for the SI, Amsterdam is an ideal location. The open atmosphere and small scale of the city offers a refreshing setting for engagement and discussion of sexuality, culture and society.

>> contact the GSSS Summer Programmes Office for more information: +31 (0)20 525 3776, e-mail: summer-info-gsss@uva.nl, Skype: summer-gsss-uva <<

Course leader

Academic Director: Dr. Diane di Mauro
Assistant Academic Director: Laurens Buijs

Diane di Mauro holds a PhD. in Social Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Dr di Mauro has worked over 25 years in the field of reproductive

Target group

PhD and MA students preferred; BA degree required. Selection of applicants is based on academic achievement, relevant work experience and commitment to the field of sexuality as demonstrated in the application form and submitted letters of reference.
The Summer Institute is open to students with a focused interest in sexuality research, MA and Ph.D. students, students at one of the Dutch research schools, and students or professionals from NGO's engaged in AIDS and/or sexuality research.
Students with no previous experience in the field should consider taking our introductory course prior to applying to the Summer Institute.
Since 1995, we have had over 385 students from 40 different countries. Twenty-five percent of the participants were professionals working for NGO's. The others had diverse educational backgrounds; in the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, psychology), women's studies, history, public health, or human sexuality studies.

Course aim

Each year, the Summer Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary international faculty and student body from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, offering a rewarding and challenging learning experience. Students engage with faculty and guest lecturers via a specialized program of course modules (twice daily), weekly get-togethers, and informal conversations during daily group lunches. Students benefit from an exceptional networking opportunity through the sharing of experiences, works in progress, research plans and diverse perspectives.
This year the programme is celebrating the 20th edition with an alumni event in the last week of the course. A unique opportunity to meet alumni from all over the world, studying sexuality and culture!
As the host city for the Summer Institute, Amsterdam is an ideal location. The open atmosphere and small scale of the city offers a refreshing setting for engagement and discussion of sexuality, culture and society.

Credits info

10 ECTS
As a Summer Institute student you will either receive:

* a certificate (non-credit)
* or both a certificate and a transcript (credit)

As a Summer Institute student you will either receive
an official participation certificate (non-credit)
or both a participation certificate and a transcript (credit)
with an official seal from the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Students who wish to earn credits receive an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained. The programme is the equivalent of a 10 European Credits (or 5 US credits) module.
The final paper can be on any subject that relates to the study of sexuality and culture, but should reflect what you have learned in these four weeks of the Summer Institute. Previously written papers may not be submitted. It is obligatory to speak with the supervisor about your paper topic before you begin. You should present an abstract of your paper, stating topic, purpose, and other relevant details (200 to 400 words) in the first week of the Summer Institute. Do not attempt to write a paper without getting approval and feedback first.

As a Summer Institute student you will either receive
an official participation certificate (non-credit)
or both a participation certificate and a transcript (credit)
with an official seal from the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Students who wish to earn credits receive an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained. The programme is the equivalent of a 10 European Credits (or 5 US credits) module.

Fee info

EUR 2500: This tuition fee includes:
lunch on class days
all reading materials
access to course materials on Blackboard
excursions and site visits
certificate of attendance
The tuition fee does not include travel to and from Amsterdam nor housing.
EUR 625: Housing fee

Scholarships

up to date information all various scholarship possibilities available on the website.

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