Gender Course Guide

The study of gender at Harvard exists across the University; a scholarly thread woven through disciplines and degree programs that connects students, faculty and scholars from all corners of the university community.

The Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School; the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; the Harvard College Women's Center at Harvard College; the Harvard Women's Law Association at Harvard Law School; the Women, Gender and Health Interdisciplinary Concentration at Harvard School of Public Health; the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School—these are all testaments to Harvard’s continuing commitment to understanding the complex role of gender in society. Across each of Harvard’s schools, we approach gender through the frameworks of art, culture, economics, education, health, human rights, law, medicine, public policy, religion and society, creating a rich academic landscape for the engaged scholar.

The guide was designed to help identify programs, courses, and resources relating to the study of women and gender throughout the University. It lists courses across the University with a primary or secondary focus on gender by interdisciplinary topic. Courses are categorized by topic based on University registrar course listings and program websites. We attempt to be as inclusive and thorough as possible, but we are aware of the possibility that inaccuracies or omissions may inadvertently exist.

It is also important to note that some schools only provide partial spring course listings. Please contact the schools or programs directly for complete course listings and cross-registration guidelines.


2013-2014 Gender Course Guide is now available!

Past Gender Course Guides

2009-2010 [pdf]
2008-2009 [pdf]
2007-2008 [pdf]
2006-2007 [pdf]
2005-2006 [pdf]