Course code: SASH68
Swedish title: Critical Animal Studies - Animals in Society, Culture and the Media
ECTS credits: 7.5
NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about spring 2019. The course is also given spring 2020. Choose semester above for more information!
Study period: spring 2019
Type of studies: part time, day
Study period: 2019-01-23 – 2019-03-27
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden
Application code: LU-72641
Introductory meeting: 2019-01-23 at 09.00 – 12.00: SOL:A121, SOL:A310, SOL:A311
Teachers: Tobias Linné
- Syllabus (in Swedish)
- List of literature (PDF 306 kB)
- Grading criteria (PDF 766 kB)
- Exam schedule
- Library Guide KOM
What is speciesism and how does it intersect with racism and sexism? What ideas and developments in modernity have made large-scale animal production and its globalization possible? What place do animals have in struggles for social justice and change?
Animals figure in human society and culture in multiple ways, while frequently being marginalized or reduced to commodities, production units, status symbols and tools. This course offers a critical exploration of how a shifting economic, scientific, political and media-shaped landscape assigns various roles and values to animals in contemporary Western society, and the consequences for living conditions of animals and humans alike. The course integrates innovative critical animal studies research from a range of areas such as sociology, media and communication studies, philosophy, cultural studies, geography, gender studies and critical race studies.
Important dates – Spring semester 2020
Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång
Dagtid Lund, halvfart 50%
20 januari 2020 – 23 mars 2020
Sista anmälningsdag 15 oktober 2019
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.
Full course tuition fee: SEK 12 500
First payment: SEK 12 500
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
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.