Together with other leading Chilean social research organizations, CEM offers a professional certificate program in Gender and Society Studies. Participants in this program critically analyze social and cultural phenomena from a gender perspective and learn to apply this conceptual and methodological tool in dealing with situations that arise in different professions.
The program is aimed at men and women active in the social sciences, education, psychology, law and economics who are interested in enhancing their professional development through the application of gender studies to social concerns.
Schedule: Classes are conducted in Spanish in Santiago over two semesters, extending from May to December. Two two-hour sessions are held each week, complemented by a three-hour session held one Saturday each month. Classes for 1998 began on April 27.
Sponsoring institutions: Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Centro de Estudios de la Mujer (CEM), Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo de la Mujer (CEDEM), Instituto de la Mujer, and FLACSO-Chile.
- Citizenship, Identities and Subjectivity. Major economic, social and cultural changes have combined with the new prominence of subjectivity and the emergence of new social actors and demands in the public arena to produce a clarification by questioning and a richer understanding of the concepts of citizenship, identities and subjectivity. Specific instances of these developments will be examined and their impacts analyzed.
- Economics, Employment and Gender. Beliefs concerning the innate characteristics of the sexes and their social roles have played an important part in shaping economics as a discipline. This course looks at gender biases in economic relations, with especial emphasis on work --productive and reproductive-- and its consequences on men and women access to the labor market and their working conditions.
- The Law Viewed from a Gender Perspective. A study of how the law, understood as a normative code compiled by male jurists, shapes different legal and social institutions. Also examined are the challenges that the definition and institution of non-discriminatory relations between men and women pose to the legal system in a democratic society.
- Education and gender. This course is taught in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Program of Research in Education and examines the role of education in structuring and changing gender relations. Consideration will be given to the significance and impact of women's access to education and to how curricula, textbooks and classroom dynamics influence gender relations.
Academic Board and Boards of Consultants
The Academic Board for the Program in
Gender and Society Studies comprises representatives from:
The Board of Consultants consists of the following specialists in different areas of gender studies
The International Board of Consultants comprises:
Professor Jeanine Anderson, anthropologist, Catholic University