Critical Identity Studies

The associations Indians make with "male" and "female" differ quite wildly from those of Westerners in ways I had not previously considered.  Dance, for example, is not primarily a female thing.  In India to be able to dance can be considered a very macho thing, a concept that can be confusing at first.  Every time I think I understand just how flexible the categories of gender can be in comparison between societies, something else shows up and I am yet again surprised.

Emily Kittell-Queller ‘13, ISEP: University of Hyderabad, India,  Fall 2011

Note: Many universities do not have a gender/women’s studies department but do have related courses in sociology, literature, anthropology, development studies, history, religious studies and other areas.

Australia – ISEP: Macquarie University, Sydney (D)

Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar) Language: English. Prereqs: 2.5 GPA. 3.0 for internships. Housing:  Dormitories or off-campus apartments. Details: McQuarie's bachelor's program in gender studies consists of two core courses and courses offered by a variety of departments.  Internships and volunteering available.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Significantly higher    

Egypt – American University in Cairo (D)

Fall, spring Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.  Housing:  Dormitories. Details: CRIS courses are offered in anthropology and Arabic studies. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

Ghana – ISEP: University of Ghana, Legon (D, Ex)

Fall, spring Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA.  Previous coursework with African content recommended.  Housing: Dormitory. Details: Institute of African Studies (beginning level courses), gender courses in history, political science, human rights, religion, literature; Institute for Gender Advocacy on campus; diaspora courses.  Students are strongly encouraged to take elementary Twi.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower for direct, same for exchange.

Hong Kong - Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China (Ex)

Fall, spring Language: English. Prereqs: 2.5 GPA. Previous coursework with an Asian focus. Housing: Dormitory. Details: Hong Kong's only liberal arts university.  CRIS courses can be found in cultural studies and sociology. See the course description list for specifics.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

India – ISEP: University of Hyderabad (D) 

Fall (semester begins in late July), spring Language: English.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Prior study of India.  Housing: Dormitory. Details: Women’s studies courses available. Other offerings include Indian languages, Indian arts, and directed field studies.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

Morocco - Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco (Ex)

Fall, spring Language:  English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Knowledge of Arabic and/or French an asset.  Housing: Dormitory. Details: CRIS courses available in gender studies, communication studies, and social sciences.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

United Kingdom- Lancaster University, Lancaster  (D)

Fall (late September - mid-December), spring (early January - mid- to late June)  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.8 GPA.  Housing: Dormitory.  Details:    CRIS courses in literature, history, law, religion, sociology, and theatre See courses (majors) for specifics. Non-tuition educational expenses: Higher

United Kingdom - University of Sussex, England

Fall, spring  Language:  English.  Housing:  Dormitories.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA  Details:  CRIS courses available in American studies, English & drama, geography, history, international development, media & film studies, and sociology.  Specific offerings can be found in the modules  (course) list.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher 

United Kingdom – ISEP: Ulster University, various locations in N. Ireland

Fall (with instructor permission to be examined before January), spring Language: English. Prereqs: 2.75 GPA. Housing: Apartments, residence halls or student houses.  Details:  CRIS offerings in Irish studies, English, and history. See module (course) listings.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

United States - ACM: Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Social Justice

Fall, spring  Language:  English.  Prereqs:  Prior engagement with the arts.  Housing:  Dormitory.  Details: Internship, independent study project, 2 seminars, one of which can be Art & Experience in the City.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Somewhat higher

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Key

D:  Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student

Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student

P:  Provider program.  Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses:  Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities.   

Last updated: 7/2016