Equality and justice in organisations, 7.5 credits (757A29)

Jämställdhet och rättvisa i organisationer, 7.5 hp

Course description

This course is intended for students who want to gain insight into and develop their knowledge on equality work in organizations with a specific focus on justice, intersectionality and change. The issues addressed during the course are: the concepts of equality and diversity, various equality strategies, perspectives on justice, resistance and resources. The course is suitable both for those interested in working with equality issues in the future and those who work with equality issues today.

Main field of study

Gender Studies


Second cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Åsa-Karin Engstrand

Course coordinator

Åsa-Karin Engstrand

Director of studies or equivalent

Edyta Just


Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2019 v201949-202003 English Distance

Main field of study

Gender Studies

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree in humanities or social sciences. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.

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

Lectures followed by discussions take place in the online classroom. Knowledge is further reinforced in online seminars, workshops and/or other learning activities. In between online activities students study the course literature independently and communicate with each other online. The theoretical work is combined with practical exercises, which, for example, are constructed against the background of case studies of (in)equality problems in organizations. Language of instruction: English


The course is examined through individually written assignments, through active participation in online-seminars, workshops and/or through other learning activities and through an individually written final exam. 

Detailed information about the examination can be found in the programme’s Key document.

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 carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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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.

EXA1 Written Exam EC 7.5 credits

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