Gender-Related Courses to Take at Georgetown in Spring 2022

Attention current undergraduate and graduate students! Are you interested in learning more about women’s resistance in Russia, inclusive conflict resolution, or gender and sexuality in the Middle East? Georgetown University is offering a host of Spring 2022 courses that incorporate a gender lens across a wide range of sectors, regions, and themes. 

Use this blog post as a resource for making your course selections for the upcoming semester — click through the course numbers to access the course descriptions and schedule on MyAccess.


Certificate Courses

Georgetown graduate students: these classes count towards the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) Graduate Certificate in Gender, Peace and Security.

Gender, International Security and Development GOVT 570 (CRN 28211)/ MSFS 571-01 (CRN 39105)

Professor: Seniha Ayse Orellana

Time: Mondays, 5:00-7:30pm

This course aims to prepare students to provide a gender lens to careers in diplomacy, peacebuilding, development, humanitarian relief, and post-conflict reconstruction. It explores conceptual considerations related to gender and its practical application, aiming to equip students with skills to effectively mainstream gender in policy making and programming such as conducting conflict sensitive gender analyses. This is a required course for the certificate. 


Gender and Security Toolbox MSFS 736 (CRN 41986)

Professor: Karine Lepille

Time: Thursdays, 9:30am-12:00pm

This seminar provides concrete skills to engage in gender-sensitive peacebuilding, security, and development work so that students can serve as gender focal points. It explores critical skills such as gender mainstreaming, gender analysis, and gender sensitive advocacy, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and research so that students can understand how practitioners have advanced gender in their work. This is a required course for the certificate.


Diversity and Inclusion in Conflict Resolution and Development GOVT 708 (CRN 41339)

Professor: TBA

Time: Wednesdays,  6:30-9:00pm

This seminar explores the importance of diversity and inclusion to peace and prosperity, providing analytical and practical tools for advancing diversity and inclusion in diplomacy, conflict resolution and international development. This is an elective course that counts towards the certificate.


Gender and Sexuality – LAWG 1272/LAWJ 1272 (CRN 35277) 

Professor: Naomi J Mezey

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:55pm

This course explores sex, gender, sexuality, and their intersections in the context of the law and theory. It will look into ways in which the law is gendered, sezualized and raced, and the effects that it has on social institutions. This is an elective course that counts towards the certificate.


Gender and U.S. Foreign Policy – LAWG 2065/LAWJ 2065 (CRN 25874)

Professor: Megan Ai Wong

Time: Thursdays, 5:45-7:45pm

This course will introduce and analyze U.S. foreign policy frameworks that recognize gender equality. It will delve into the legal basis for women’s human rights and cover topics including gender and economic growth, peace and security, political participation, development and gender-based violence. This is an elective course that counts towards the certificate.


Women and Leadership GOVT 633 (CRN 32454)/PPOL 633 (CRM (26453)

Professor: Anne M. Cammisa

Time: Thursdays, 9:30am-12:00pm

This course focuses on the challenges and opportunities that women policymakers face in leadership positions and examines theories of leadership and women leaders in historical contexts, focusing primarily on the United States and using case studies of past and present women leaders for analysis. This is an elective course that counts towards the certificate.


Graduate Courses

Gender Dynamics in Asia ASST 566 (CRN42286)

Professor: TBA

Time: Wednesday, 6:30-9:00


Gender in Early Modern World HIST 744 (CRN 42225)

Professor: Amy E. Leonard

Time: Thursdays 9:30-12


Gender and Empire in Middle East HIST 764 (CRN 42226) 

Professor: Judith E. Tucker

Time Tuesday, 2:00-4:30pm


Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Sex Characteristics and International Human Rights Law (Project-Based Practicum) LAWJ 1353 (CRN 39850)

Professor: Fanny Gomez-Lugo

Time: Monday, 1:20-3:20pm


Women and Immigration LAWJ 1075 (CRN 23873)

Professor: Anam Rahman, Alexandra Ribe

Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 3:30-5:30pm


Undergraduate Courses

Race, Gender, and American Politics GOVT 408 (CRN 42885)

Professor: Nadia Brown

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:45pm


Race and Gender in American West HIST398 (CRN 42417)

Professor: Katherine Benton-Cohen

Time: Monday, 6:30-9:00pm


Holocaust: Examination of Gender and  Nazi Racial Ideology INAF 175/JCIV 175 (CRN 40858)

Professor: Anna Sommer

Time: Wednesday, 2:00-4:30pm


Sociology and Gender SOCI 161 (CRN 42514)

Professor: Kathleen Guidroz

Time: Tuesday andThursday, 11:00am-12:15pm


Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East WGST 231 (CRN 42385)

Professor: Safoura Nourbakhsh

Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:45pm


Medicine, Race, and Gender WGST 239 (CRN 36639)

Professor: Theodora Danylevich

Time Monday and Wednesday, 5:00-6:15pm


Gender and the Law WGST 251 (CRN 23221)

Professor: Sara H Collins

Time: Wednesday, 5:00-7:30pm


Gender and Sustainability WGST 350 (CRN 40901)

Professor: Patricia Biermayr Jenzano

Time: Tuesday, 3:30-6:00pm


Black Women Writers ENGL 203 (CRN 41912)

Professor: TBA

Time: Monday andWednesday, 3:30-4:45pm


Women and Politics GOVT 329 (CRN 35620)

Professor: Michele Swers

Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:45pm


Women and Resistance in Russia WGST 351 (CRN 42960)

Professor: Irina Denischenko

Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:45pm


Race and Radical Feminism AFAM 214 (CRN 42232

Professor: Rosemary N. Ndubulzu

Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00-3:15pm


Sex and Power in the Islamic Tradition ARAB 412 (CRN 401788)

Professor: Sara M Omar

Time: Tuesday, 12:30-3:00pm


Feminist Philosophy PHIL 166 (CRN 42261)

Professor: Emma Catherine Nagler

Time: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-10:45am

Happy registering from GIWPS!

Sydney Wang (SFS ’23) is a current undergraduate student majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA).

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