Degree program in Gender and Diversity at the Department Level
In this approach, gender and diversity are the central subject of a degree program that has an interdisciplinary orientation but ranges among related groups of fields – either at an academic department, in a faculty, or in cooperation with multiple academic departments. The teaching and research methods may vary, but they are similar and the specialized discourse frequently overlaps. The program can therefore comprise a mixture of interdisciplinary, partly integrated, and specific/explicit approaches.
An example of such integration is the upcoming master’s program in ‘Gender and Diversity’ at Freie Universität Berlin’s department of political and social science or the former master’s program in ‘Gender and Diversity Competence.’ The course syllabus often include courses from the participating departments and, in turn, add specific perspectives from Gender and Diversity Studies to those departments’ catalog.