Course

Course code: COSM36
Swedish title: Asienstudier: Social rättvisa, jämlikhet och jämställdhet i Öst- och Sydöstasien
ECTS credits: 7.5

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2021.

Study period: autumn semester 2021
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2021-09-30 – 2021-10-29
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-19591
Eligibility: A degree of Bachelor in social sciences or humanities. English 6/English course B.

Description

This is a course for students who are interested in how social, cultural, and political processes and demands can be studied through the lens of social justice. The course especially focuses on how the study of  Asia, as part of the global south, has led to new knowledge and theoretical developments in social justice research. 

The aim of the course is to make it possible for you to pose questions and design studies of social (in)justice and social (in)equality in East and South-East Asia that are linked to current theoretical discussions.

Contemporary theories have tended to go beyond normative (western) definitions in favour of formulating justice and equality as a substantial result of social relations and in relation to globalisation, democracy, legitimacy, membership, identity etc. We start the course with an overview of contemporary interdisciplinary discussions about social justice and social equality and proceed with more specialised studies, in which you read and discuss a selection of predominant theoretical works from different disciplines, e.g. political science, sociology, anthropology, development studies and gender studies.

This is followed by the main part of the course, in which you study different examples of research in Asian Studies in which the theoretical perspectives are applied and/or queried or in which they could be put to use. You use course assignments, group work and seminar discussions to practise your ability to critically assess the applicability of a certain theory to different empirical examples, and to design theoretically relevant studies.

Modules

  1. Individual seminar assignment, 2.5 ECTS
  2. Individual Take-Home Exam, 5 ECTS

Note!

The course is not open for applications through antagning.se / universityadmissions.se next semester. Please contact the department for more information!

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

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