MA in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
The MA Program in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies serves as a concrete embodiment of one of LAU’s values, namely promoting gender equality and inclusiveness. The program focuses on gender, the socially-constructed understandings of what it means to be female or male, and how understandings of gender affects people across all social categories. This program is built on a foundation of equality, human rights, and social justice. As such, it is inclusive in nature and combines both academic rigor and social activism. By scrutinizing the power differential between females and males, students begin to understand the intersection of other inequalities.
The interdisciplinary MA degree addresses both academic and practical applications of a focus on gender issues, with a view to filling an identified need in the job market. The degree guarantees a high level of academic freedom and integrates gender, along with several themes and concepts that are crucial to understanding gender inequality in the Arab world, such as education, sexuality, health, political representation, economic participation, and so on. Graduates of this program can pursue careers in governmental organizations and ministries as well as national, regional, and international agencies focusing on gender across a broad range of sectors.
A total of 30 credits are required to graduate, distributed as follows:
- Core Requirements (18 credits)
- Elective Courses (12 credits)
A thesis is required for all students in addition to successful completion of the course of study.
Core Requirements (18 credits)
|IGS725||Gender and Public Policy||3|
|IGS730||Theories of Gender and Global Feminism||3|
|IGS732||Arab and Islamic Feminism||3|
|IGS760||Methods of Inquiry in Interdisciplinary Contexts||3|
|IGS780||Active Learning and Research (internship in a local, regional, or international NGO working on gender issues in Lebanon or a country of their choice||6|
Elective Courses (12 credits)
|ECO880E||Special Topics in Economics: Economics of Gender||3|
|EDU748A||Topics in Education: Gender Rights: A Focus on Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Economic Empowerment||3|
|EDU748B||Topics in Education: Gender and Education||3|
|FIN880E||Special Topics in Finance: Women Entrepreneurs||3|
|IGS744||Topics in Women & Gender Studies||3|
|IGS744A||Gender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance||3|
|IGS744B||Gender and Citizenship: An Incomplete Status for Arab Women||3|
|IGS744C||Crimes of Honor||3|
|IGS744D||GBV Prevention and Response: A Case Management Perspective||3|
|INA813P||Topics in International Relations: Gender and Comparative Revolutions||3|
|INA814||Topics in Middle East Politics||3|
|MIG715||Gender and Migration||3|
|MIG780||Topics in Migration Studies||3|
This program requires 30 credits.
This program is offered in the Beirut Campus.
- Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW)
- Extension: 1103
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