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Gender studies refer to an international and interdisciplinary field of research. It analyses power relations, inequalities and discriminatory practices relating to sex, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, as well as their intersection with other categories, such as social class, ethno-racial origins or presumed origins, religion, age and disability.

At Sciences Po, gender studies are primarily taught through the lens of the humanities and social sciences (law, economics, history, political science, sociology). Teaching in this area combines theoretical, empirical and applied approaches. Whatever their programme or professional aspirations, all students at Sciences Po have the option of pursuing a gender studies course track, at the Undergraduate College or during their graduate studies. In doing so, they gain the knowledge base and critical tools necessary to understand issues relating to gender inequality and discrimination, including past and future historical, social, economic, legal and political dimensions.

This Course Catalogue is updated every semester before the course registration campaign.

Undergraduate studies

Spring 2022-2023

General Programme

Central and Eastern Europe programme

More information to come.

Europe - Asia programme

Who run the world? Gender Equaliy, Power, and Leadership in the workplace (Clare Ramsbottom), exploratory seminar, semester 2

More information to come

Middle East and Mediterranean programme

More information to come.

Europe and Franco-German region programme

Europe-Latin America Programme

North America programme

Europe - Africa programme

Graduate studies

Spring 2022-2023

Common Academic Curriculum

School of Public Affairs

School of International Affairs (PSIA)

Certificat égalité femmes-hommes et politiques publiques, optionnal block, semesters 1 and 2

Master in International Security

F1IS 4505 - Gender and the Challenges of State-collapse, Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (Judith Gardner), common core, Block 2 "Conflicts and Criminal Justice", semester 2 [Also available as part of the Gender Studies concentration]

Master in International Economic Policy

F1IP 4135 - Gender Economics (Gaëlle Ferrant), common core, Block 4 "Sustainable Economy", semester 2

Master in International Development

F1ID 4065 - Gender and Development in the 21st Century – Leaving no one behind (Saskia Ravesloot), common core, Block 2 "Governance", semester 2 [Also available as part of the Gender Studies concentration]

Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
Semester 2
Semester 4
Concentration Thématique : Gender Studies
Thematic concentration: Human Rights

OAGD 1005 - Women's Resistance against Violence and Fight for Human Rights Protection, Alexandra (Sacha) Koulaeva, Tchérina Jerolon, semester 2 or 4 [Also available as part of a Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action's optionnal block and of the Gender Studies concentration]

Thematic concentration: Environment and Sustainability

OAGD 1015 - Gender Equality in Sustainable Economies (Eva Bernard), semester 2 or 4  [Also available as part of the Gender Studies concentration]

Regional concentration: Asian Studies

OCAS 3000 - Population, Gender and Society in China (Isabelle Attané) (EN), semester 2 or 4 [Also available as part of the Gender Studies concentration]

Regional concentration: Middle East Studies

OCMO 2295 - Gender and Revolutionary situations in the Middle East (Lydia Aly), semester 2 or 4

Law School

Master in Economic Law, Global Governance Studies track

KDEC 9270 - Comparative Discrimination Law: Enforcement and Effectiveness in a Global World (Marie Mercat-Bruns), semester 4

School of Research

Master's in Political Science

F0SP 2030 - Debates in Contemporary political philosophy (Annabelle Lever), common core, semester 2

Master's in Sociology

KSOD 2420 - Genre et sexualité (Émilie Biland-Curinier) (FR), thematic improvement course, semester 2


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