The Certificate in Gender Studies is designed for students seeking expertise in the cross-cultural understanding of gender and sexuality. Courses offer training in gender inequality, representations and practices of gendered bodies, gender and sexual identity, sexualities and culture, the relationships among gender, race, and class, and feminist theory in anthropology.

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Gender Studies Courses:

Anthro 50B (Gender and Global Health)

Anthro 121AW (Kinship and Social Organization)

Anthro 121D (Cross-Cultural Studies in Gender)

Anthro 128B (Race, Gender, and Science)

Anthro 132A (Psychological Anthropology)

Anthro 134G (HIV/AIDS in a Global Context)

Anthro 136G (Colonialism and Gender)

Anthro 136K (The Woman and the Body)

Anthro 129 (by petition to the Undergraduate Director, depending of the topic)

GSS (Any one Gender and Sexuality Studies course)


You must also attend three Anthropology Colloquia, and write a report and/or analysis of the event. This should be a 300-500 word report and/or analysis for each event. Summaries will be reviewed and evaluated by the Undergraduate Director. It is your responsibility to plan ahead and attend colloquia BEFORE you submit your certificate application.

If you are applying for multiple certificates, you only need to submit three summaries TOTAL.


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