Feminist Enviromental Humanities, 7.5 credits

Feministisk miljöhumaniora, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Gender Studies

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Marietta Radomska

Course coordinator

Marietta Radomska

Director of studies or equivalent

Edyta Just


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Mixed-time) Autumn 2024 202444-202448 English Distance

Main field of study

Gender Studies

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6)
    Exemption from Swedish

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should, on an advanced level, be able to:

  • critically account for key theoretical concepts and issues in the field of feminist environmental humanities and make comparisons between a selection of theoretical perspectives in the field  
  • critically account for and analyse the relation between the research fields of gender studies and environmental humanities  
  • apply selected theoretical perspectives and concepts from the course in an individual written assignment on a topic relevant for the field of feminist environmental humanities

Course content

The course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities, with an emphasis on feminist environmental humanities. The course provides av overview of the development of the field and key perspectives, focusing especially on themes related to gender and social justice. Key concepts in the course include ecofeminism, posthumanism and postcolonial environmental critique. The course applies an intersectional gender perspective.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching consists of pre-recorded lectures, online seminars, and group assignments. In addition, the student should conduct self-study.


The examination consists of:

  • active participation in online seminars, grading: EC
  • written assignments, grading: EC
  • 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.

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
EXA2 Individual Exam 4 credits EC
UPG1 Written report 3 credits EC
PART Participation 0.5 credits EC


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.

This tab contains public material from the course room in Lisam. The information published here is not legally binding, such material can be found under the other tabs on this page.

There are no files available for this course.