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Top Summer Courses in Gender Studies

Summer courses offer another way for students to earn some additional credits. Many students take them to fill in a gap between semesters or to earn a few more professional qualifications outside of their regular academic track. There are a wide variety of courses students can choose from, covering almost any topic of interest.

What is a summer course in gender studies? Gender studies students are interested in exploring the representation of and politics and analysis surrounding gender and gender identity. This field often focuses on theories pertaining to women’s studies or studies on sexuality. Students might find topics including feminist political and economic theory, gender portrayals, conflict among different cultures, social justice in sexual violence and human trafficking. Regardless of the specific topics covered, gender studies relies heavily on theoretical approaches, so students should expect a lot of writing and in-class discussions.

Becoming versed in gender and feminist theories will help students gain an appreciation and social awareness of people they may not have been able to relate to before. Learning to understand the social and political issues of underrepresented groups will not only inspire students to develop their own sense of empathy but also will help increase their critical thinking skills.

The cost of taking a summer course in gender studies can vary greatly from school to school. Summer courses tend to be less expensive than traditional semesters, but it ultimately depends on the specific program and university.

Many gender studies students go on to find social work related to the issues they studied in class. Advocacy is another big career field, among other community development and government related occupations. Gender studies students often find jobs as community program coordinators and managers, advisors, behavioral health counselors and healthcare data analysts. If students are more interested in working a corporate job, they may find jobs as researchers, project managers, administrators and executive assistants.

There are courses in gender studies available for both local and international students. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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6 Results in Gender Studies

SOAS Summer School

This course examines the rapid developments in cinematic content in Asia in the representation of diverse sexualities and genders. The course will draw on mainstream film ... [+]

Programme Description

This course examines the rapid developments in cinematic content in Asia in the representation of diverse sexualities and genders. The course will draw on mainstream film, independent film, mixed media and web series to investigate the complex issues at stake in discussing the notion of queer cinema in Asia. Film examples watched during the course will all come from across Asia, while secondary sources, both theoretical and examples of film analysis, will draw on Asian and Western contexts. While knowledge of one or more Asian languages is, of course, useful, it is by no means essential, and all key films will be subtitled. Any unsubtitled clips screened during lectures will be accompanied by detailed viewing notes.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Sorbonne University - Summer School

This cycle presents the role of French women in the history of France and their influence in the arts and literature. ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th July 2019 Week 4: From the 22nd until the 26th July 2019

From 9.30 AM until 12.30 PM

Program

This cycle presents the role of French women in the history of France and their influence in the arts and literature.

French women and diplomacy since modern times to the present day Isabelle Dasque, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Women, actresses of the history of France Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The female body of the nineteenth century to the present day Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The Parisian between myth and reality Nathalie Duval, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Specificities of female writing: some tracks Catherine Helbert, French literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
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Full-time
1 week
Campus
IES Abroad

Amsterdam, a city long associated with notions of tolerance and openness, is the perfect backdrop against which to study Art History, Literature, and Sociology through th ... [+]

Overview

Amsterdam, a city long associated with notions of tolerance and openness, is the perfect backdrop against which to study Art History, Literature, and Sociology through the lens of Gender Studies. We invite you to explore Amsterdam's history and present and to consider how these notions are—or are not—changing.

Amsterdam is your classroom, with course-related excursions to world-class museums and notable Amsterdam sites playing a major role in each course. For example, you will study the representations of gender and sexuality in Rembrandt's work and visit the Anne Frank museum. This program also includes a course-related excursion to Berlin, to further investigate your topics of study.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
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Full-time
2 months
Campus
SOAS Summer School

This course offers insight into key issues in the study of gender and conflict, interrogating Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security, including conflic ... [+]

Programme Description

This course offers insight into key issues in the study of gender and conflict, interrogating Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security, including conflict-related sexual violence, while also analysing transnational feminist approaches beyond the resolutions. The course provides a focus for students interested in feminism and masculinity studies, sexuality and gender, alongside the tools to use gender analysis in the study of peacebuilding and peacekeeping, post-conflict initiatives, security and armed conflict.

The module uses interdisciplinary materials and research to examine the various dimensions of gender and conflict, in terms of the experiences of gendered subjects, as well as the legal and political frameworks that operate in conflict settings. Students will develop a nuanced understanding of various approaches to gender and sexuality and apply these to key issues across the spectrum of conflict. ... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Wellesley College

Spend your summer experiencing college life first-hand. Wellesley College invites rising high school junior and senior girls to join us this summer for a unique, immersiv ... [+]

Wellesley's immersive summer program, designed for intellectually curious high school girls.

Spend your summer experiencing college life first-hand. Wellesley College invites rising high school junior and senior girls to join us this summer for a unique, immersive college experience—The Wellesley Pre-College Immersive Program. For four weeks, students will have the opportunity to become members of the Wellesley community, taking college level courses, earning full college credit and exploring the great city of Boston. Students will also enjoy academic, social, and intellectual opportunities that cannot be found in a high school program.

The Immersive Experience Rigorous coursework in an intimate setting, with highly motivated peers and Wellesley's renowned faculty Life-changing opportunity to cultivate close connections with similar-minded women from all around the world Exposure to undergraduate residential life at a world-class liberal arts and sciences institution Wellesley campus' 500 acres of rolling hills and woodland, award-winning architecture, and the renowned beauty of Lake Waban in the summertime Classes, residential life, and planned outings to Boston and Cambridge that encourage a holistic summer experience for personal growth ... [-]
USA Wellesley
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Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Summer at Smith College

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history. Duri ... [+]

July 21—August 3, 2019

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history.

During your time at Smith, we will explore women's lives through archival research, visits to local museums and tours of historic sites. With a focus on women and social change, you will be introduced to women who have altered the course of American history through reform, mobilization, cultural interventions and outright rebellion.

Curriculum

In Smith's special collections we will look at the letters, diaries, photographs, and manifestos that chronicle personal and political revolutions over the past 150 years. We will get to know the first generation of college women through the institutional archives of Smith and Mt. Holyoke. And we will explore feminist art in the Smith College Museum of Art.... [-]

USA Northampton
July 2020
14 days
Campus