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… Read more

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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Summer at Smith College
Northampton, USA

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 yo ... +

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. -
Summer courses
14 days
English
19 Jul 2020
02 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Wellesley College
Wellesley, USA

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 col ... +

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. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
Leadership exCHANGE
Prague, Czech Republic

Join female university students from around the world for this 2-week program that explores women as leaders and innovators. Students learn about the key theories, current tre ... +

Join female university students from around the world for this 2-week program that explores women as leaders and innovators. Students learn about the key theories, current trends, and the most effective techniques for creating and implementing your vision. Interactive activities and communication exercises complement course material. The program seeks to inspire the participants to utilize their new skills in order to make meaningful contributions to their society. -
Summer courses
Full-time
Part-time
2 weeks
English
01 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Sorbonne University - Summer School
Paris, France

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

This cycle presents the role of French women in the history of France and their influence in the arts and literature. -
Summer courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This three-week interdisciplinary course addresses the intersection of gender and media through developing a critical understanding of how ‘gender’ helps shape media texts and ... +

This three-week interdisciplinary course addresses the intersection of gender and media through developing a critical understanding of how ‘gender’ helps shape media texts and institutions and how media (understood to include all forms and genres of communication) structure our understandings of gender. The term ‘gender’ refers to constructed ideologies of femininity and masculinity in the public sphere as well as to the intersection of gender with other social identities – including cultural categories such as religion, race, class, and sexuality. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
20 Jul 2020
25 May 2020
Campus
 
IES Abroad
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is your classroom, with course-related trips to world-class museums and notable Amsterdam sites playing a major role in each course. For example, you will study the ... +

Amsterdam is your classroom, with course-related trips 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. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 months
English
03 Jun 2020
01 Apr 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom +1 More

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-rel ... +

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. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus