Students have the opportunity to expand and deepen their employability by acquiring competence in gender perspectives. The certificate should provide students with the necessary skills and methods to enable them to use scientifically-based judgment, critically classify their results, proceed systematically with their assignments and be reflexive with regard to gender equality.
The starting point is the perspective that the difference among genders and the relevance of gender difference are socially constructed socially and culturally determined. The systematic consideration of the historical, cultural and social context provides insight into the social production of this context: in everyday and professional interactions, in institutional arrangements, in intertwined dimensions of division, in cultural attitudes and stereotypes, in local and global relationships and much more.
The certificate is made up of three modules of 6 CPs each:
I. Introduction to gender research
II. Gender in text and context
III. Gender in interdisciplinary fields
The certificate provides students with the necessary skills and methods so that they are able to use sound scientific and/or artistic-based judgment, to critically classify their findings, to proceed systematically with their assignments and to act responsibly from a gender perspective. Students acquire:
Choose appropriate courses for your supplementary certificate from the course catalog of the University of Potsdam and use PULS to register for the courses you want to take. The courses can be found at PULS in the degree regulations (examination version of the winter semester 2013/14). In addition, please make an appointment by email with the Equal Opportunity Coordination Office, to which you should bring your current certificate of university enrollment. At the end of each semester obtain a certificate of completion from the instructor that documents your results (see the certificate template in PDF format).
The following also applies:
Further information can be found in the new version of the Studiumplus module catalog.
Important Notes for Instructors:
When you offer a course in which gender topics are relevant and which you wish to open up to students of the supplementary certificate, please contact the chair of curriculum planning in your faculty, so that your course can be added to PULS.
You can also use the Network of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies to link up with other teachers. For additional information please contact Christina Wolff and sign up for the mailing list gender-list. The network meets twice a year for a stimulating exchange among teachers at the University of Potsdam.
The office of the Central Equal Opportunities Commissioner – Equal Opportunity Coordination Office advises students and teachers on questions of course and study planning and organization as well as the recognition of course credits.
The Equal Opportunity Coordination Office is available to answer questions about the certificate Please bring your transcript and certificates, documents, etc.
Foor a personal appointment please contact the Equal Opportunity Coordination Office via email.