Equality and Justice in Organisations, 7.5 credits

Jämställdhet och rättvisa i organisationer, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Gender Studies

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Desirée Enlund

Course coordinator

Desirée Enlund

Director of studies or equivalent

Edyta Just
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7MGR Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, Master´s Programme 3 (Autumn 2023) 202349-202403 English Distance E

Main field of study

Gender Studies

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen in social sciences or humanities or equivalent
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6)
  • 30 ECTS credits  from the first year’s courses
    Exemption from Swedish

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the students should, on an advanced level within the field of Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change, be able to:
-critically account for and compare different theoretical perspectives on organizational change;
-critically account for and reflect upon different theoretical perspectives on intersectional equality strategies;
-account for and compare different perspectives on resistance to equality interventions;
-independently identify and analyse inequality problems in a specific organizational context;
-independently plan and design a strategic intersectional intervention aiming at achieving equality in a specific organizational context;

Course content

The course addresses:
- equality strategies in organizations carried out to prevent and combat multiple inequalities and to contribute to achieving social justice;
- various approaches to change in organizations;
- various approaches to resistance in organizations;
-tools for designing, planning and implementing strategies for intersectional equality work;

Teaching and working methods

The teaching consists of pre-recorded lectures, online seminars and feedback on individual assignments. In addition, the student should conduct self-studies.

Language of instruction: English


The examination consists of:
an individual written assignment, grading: EC

The grade for the individual written assignment determines the final grade for the course.

Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

Language of examination: English

To pass the course, Grade E is required on the individual written essay and Pass on other elements. The grade for the individual written assignment determines the final grade for the course. 

In the case of supplementation of the written exam, the highest possible grade is a C.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is conducted in such a way that there are equal opportunities with regard to sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


Institutionen för Tema
Code Name Scope Grading scale
EXA1 Written Exam 7.5 credits EC



Reading list

Reading list with compulsory literature can be found under the tab “Additional documents”. A complete Reading list including reference literature will be available in LISAM (LiU:s e-learning platform) at the start of the course.

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