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A Cause for Celebration

Not only is it start of Spring Break for some of our interstudy programs, there also seems to be plenty going on in South Africa this weekend. Read more

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Celebrating Women

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Along with this day, the entire month of March is Women’s History Month. In honor of the two, we’ve put together a list of course offerings for Women’s and Gender Studies at some of our interstudy programs. Contact us if you have any questions, and remember to hug your mom, grandma, aunt, sister, professor, or any other woman that you admire!

Women’s Studies Offerings:

University of Cape Town African Gender Institute
Example Course: AGI2002F Gender, Sexuality, Politics:

Gender Studies Programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban)
Example Course: GEST202 H2 Introduction to Gender Studies: The development of an understanding of the critical vocabulary on gender and related issues; An understanding of the instability of the concept of gender; the critical evaluation and presentation of arguments in relation to gender

Global Women’s Studies at NUI Galway

Example Course: Introduction to Women, Culture, Media and Society

Women’s Studies at the University of the Limerick

Example Course: WS 4018 Gender, Identity, Culture, Society:

The aim of this inter-disciplinary course is to examine the historical, literary and social construction of identity and citizenship as this relates to women in contemporary society. It will examine the extent to which the sense of self, of home, of community, of nationality are gendered notions and their consequences for women.

Gender Studies at Queen’s Belfast

Gender Studies Courses at King’s College, University of London

Example Course: Gender and Identity:

For over three centuries a diverse group of American women have engaged in the act of autobiographical writing. Whether living on western frontiers, southern plantations, impoverished tenements, or middle-class homes they have felt a compulsion to record in written text stories about their lives. This course will use autobiographies to interrogate the cultural history of American women. Central to the course are issues of gender, identity, and selfhood…

Pie in the Sky

Yesterday was the start of British Pie Week, 2010. This week is marked by a new “pie of the day” every day this week, and of course loads of pie consumption. Sounds like a fine tradition! Read more on the official website and find recipes to recreate your own Pie Week.