Gender Studies: 2019-2020 Course Catalog

Gender Studies: 2019-2020 Course Catalog

  • Students in a class © Martin Argyroglo / Sciences PoStudents in a class © Martin Argyroglo / Sciences Po

PRESAGE, Sciences Po Gender Studies Programme, promotes a multidisciplinary approach to gender studies.

Consult the Autumn 2019-2020 Course Catalog.

Significant Topics in Sociology through a Gendered Lens at the Undergraduate College

The second year of Bachelor is dedicated to an advanced study of fundamental disciplines introduced in the first year. Students continue to complete the compulsory core curriculum and begin coursework for their chosen multidisciplinary major.

Since the 2018 academic year, students in the Economy & Society major study significant topics in sociology through a gendered lens. This course is offered in all Sciences Po Undergraduate Campuses: in Paris, Le Havre, Reims, Nancy, Dijon, Poitiers and Menton.

New courses at the Paris School of International Affairs

The Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs expands its gender-related course offer.

Maxime Forest will be teaching "Gender and Development in Theory and Practice" to the Master in International Development students. The Human Rights Concentration will offer a course on "Gender and Human Rights" taught by Elisabeth Marteu, Consulting Senior Fellow for Middle East Politics at IISS–Middle East.

Fanny Benedetti, Head of unit Gender, Education, Population and Youth at the French Ministry of European and foreign affairs will be once more lecturing on "What has the UN done for women's rights and gender equality?"

Innovative Teaching Formats at the School of Public Affairs

Masters in Public Policy and in European Affairs' students follow case-based teaching: an active pedagogy that aims at placing students at the heart of complex situations. Hélène Périvier, senior economist at the French Economic Observatory (OFCE-Sciences Po), examines with her students the covering of egg freezing cost for female employees and work life balance. Through simulations and role-playing, students are expected to question these measures with a short and long term perspectives. Réjane Sénac, CNRS Research Director at Sciences Po Center for Political Research, teaches a case-study in French on the tensions between freedom of expression, convictions for incitement to hate and violence and struggle against sexism.

Sciences Po School of Public Affairs also offers a training to help its students understand how gender inequalities are formed, in order to be able to better act to reduce them: the Certificat Égalité femmes-hommes et politiques publiques.

A team project to support young feminists's collective actions in West Africa

The team project is an introductory project management module open to first-year graduate students at Sciences Po. In 2019-2020, Sciences Po Gender Studies Programme (PRESAGE) will coordinate an action-oriented team project for Équilibres & Populations, a NGO working on the health and rights of women and girls in West Africa.

This project will help improve the understanding of collective actions led by young feminists in three West-African countries: Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The report, through literature review and field interviews, will help gain a better understanding of the issues at stake in specific socio-economic and political contexts, the organisational, communication and action models developed by young feminists, the difficulties experienced, the impacts, … How can these collective actions be levers towards gender equality at the local, national, regional and international levels? How are these actions and voices perceived? How can they be supported by Equilibre & Populations?

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