Equality and Diversity

CCRD05 Elective 4 ECTS
Period 2 weeks 19.04.2021 - 30.04.2021
Instructor Jenny Rock
Semester

Námskeiðslýsing

This course examines social diversity in rural and remote communities with an emphasis on changing gender relations and intensified international mobility.

Hæfniviðmið

On completion of the course, a student:

  • can explain perspectives and challenges regarding social diversity in rural and remote communities.
  • has the understanding of intensified international mobility in a context of globalisation and remote and rural areas.
  • has the ability to relate social diversity in rural and remote regions to changing gender relations.
  • can participate in and lead group discussions about social diversity and gender in rural and remote communities.
  • has the ability to develop a small scale research project regarding solutions or improvements regarding equality and diversity in rural and remote communities.

Námsmat

Kennari

Jenny Rock lectured in Science Communication at the University of Otago for ~ 10 years. She has an interdisciplinary background in science and the arts & humanities, and is an academic researcher in both spaces She holds a BA in Human Ecology and a PhD in Zoology, with  > 20 years biological research encompassing environmental physiology, molecular ecology and evolutionary genomics - frequently in a polar marine context. Integrating her background in science and humanities and the arts, much of her research now focuses on transdisciplinary participatory interaction within science and society. She is also a Research Associate of the College of the Atlantic (Maine, USA) and taught their interdisciplinary 2019 field course “Seeing Tropical Ecology through Arts Practice”.