Gender Equity, Social Institutions, and Public Affairs Immersion


The gender equity, social institutions, and public affairs immersion equips you with the ability to view the social domain of public affairs, institutions, practices, and policies through a gendered lens and prepares you for future potential roles as advocates and leaders in the struggle toward gender equity and social justice at local, national, and global levels.

This immersion explores the influence of gender in its intersection with sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, race, class, and dis/ability within the social, institutional, and policy environment. You will learn to analyze domains of power within the economic, political, and social structures (including the family), identify gender inequities and inequalities, and evaluate and implement theories, methods, and practices for challenging gendered discrimination, increasing inclusiveness, imagining social justice, and improving lives and well-being at the individual and collective levels.

As gender is such a pervasive dimension of public life and policies, the immersion is beneficial to students in all major, especially those interested in promoting gender justice in the fields of sustainability and development; industry and transportation; economics and finance; human rights; the legal and judicial systems; health; international peace and security; and urban, environmental, and energy policies.

Notes about this immersion:

  • Posting of the immersion on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the immersion.
  • Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).

The plan code for Gender Equity, Social Institutions, and Public Affairs Immersion is GESIPA-IM.