Elective Modules (50 ECTS-Credits)
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Module 4: Gender and Ethnicity: Culture and Media (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students are familiar with current and historic forms of gender and ethnic representation in different cultural systems of symbolization. They can apprehend interdependencies of gender and ethnic representation and the (re-)constructs of other social realities. The focus is on analysing medial representation.
Module 5: Gender, Ethnicity and Language (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students understand constructs of gender and ethnicity through language. They are able to evaluate key topics, concepts and contexts of feminist linguistics and to deal with sub-areas of the research object and theories as wells as methods of feminist linguistics in an exemplary manner.
Students have to complete an internship in order to test and apply acquired knowledge and skills. The internship also serves to give insight to the occupational practice and to gain professional qualifications. It amounts to 200 hours. It is to be completed at institutions where speicalists for gender issues, equal opportunities or diversity officers pursuant to § 1 sec. 4 work (e.g. educational and research institutions, media, private companies, NGOs and non-profit organizations, public administration, international organizations, institutions in the area of migration and integration, institutions in policy fields such as social, cultural, economic, development and gender equality policy). It takes place during the semester break. Students have to seek approval by the university programme director before entrance into the internship. A confirmation of the tasks performed (including duration, scope and content) issued by the institution is to be submitted in writing.
Module 8: Internship (10 ECTS-Credits, 1 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of 3 modules, whereof at least 2 compulsory modules
Learning Outcome: Students apply acquired knowledge and skills in a professional environment; upon completion of the module, students are familiar with the conditions of professional and/or academic practice.
Module 9: Body Relations in Education and Culture (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The students explain normative concepts of male and female bodies and compare them against the background of social difference and inequality. They assess the relevance of the embodiment of gender in subject-forming processes. They determine historically specific body relations in the field of love and desire from a gender-theoretical perspective and apply their knowledge in a gender- and diversity-aware manner within the context of education.
Module 10: Gender and Cultural Differentiation (10 ECTS-Credits, 4 h) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Students have an overview of the cultural studies specifics of the subject, possess advanced theoretical and methodological knowledge and operate with key cultural and social science terms. They are able to deal independently and critically with academic texts, including gender-related topics and theories and foreign-language literature. They work in and with different digital learning environments.
Courses with a total of 10 ECTS-Credits can be selected freely from the curricula of the master's and/or diploma programmes at the University of Innsbruck.
Module 12: Interdisciplinary Skills (10 ECTS-Credits)
Prerequisites for registration: the prerequisites of the respective curricula do apply.
Learning Outcome: This module serves to widen the study programme and to acquire additional qualifications.
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For individual specialisation, modules from the curricula of the master's programmes offered at the University of Innsbruck corresponding to a total of 20 ECTS-Credits can be selected freely. The requirement specified by the respective curricula must be met.
Module 13: Individual Choice of Specialisation (20 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)

  • There may still be changes in the courses offered as well as room allocation and course dates.
  • The course descriptions found in the English version of the course catalogue are for informational purposes only. Authoritative information can be found in the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" (German version of the course catalogue).