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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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