Gender in het huidige sociologieonderwijs: Thema en/of perspectief? | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1388-3186
  • E-ISSN: 2352-2437



In this educational memo, we will explore in which measure and form gender and sexuality studies is a part of the Dutch sociology curriculum, and in particular the present situation at the University of Amsterdam and Radboud University. Both universities have a rich history in gender studies, but represent different perspectives within sociology. Looking at both curricula, a general image emerges of social-cultural man-woman differences and sexuality as themes, but these are not anchored in the final attainment level, which makes the individual role of the lectures quite big. In the required readings there is hardly any attention for a gender perspective in which students learn to apply gender as an analytical category. However, both universities offer a wide selection of specialisation courses to interested students. Here, opportunities seem to be missed to apply gender studies within sociology as a bridge between different disciplines and methodological approaches. This exploration ends with a brief outline of the further anchoring of gender and sexuality studies in the sociology curriculum on basis of three educational strategies.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): education; gender; sexuality; sociology
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