MA in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
What you will learn
The MA in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies 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, you will begin to understand the intersection of other inequalities.
In this program, you will be introduced to both the 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 you 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.
Your career path
Upon graduation, you 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.
The deadline for applying/re-applying for a graduate assistantship (GA) for spring 2021 in the Interdisciplinary Gender Studies program is January 14, 2021. Click here to submit your GA application.
Students who received a GA in fall 2020 should apply as well.
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.
More about this program
- Mission, objectives, and learning outcomes
- Graduate Student Guide
- Application for Graduate Assistantship (Apply by January 14, 2021)