MA in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
Our graduate 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, you will begin to understand the intersection of other inequalities.
What Will I Learn?
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.
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.
A total of 30 credits are required for graduation. These are distributed as follows:
- Core Courses (12 credits) – Required to be taken by all students.
- Elective Courses (18 credits) – A set list of approved courses; free electives are not allowed.
- In addition to the successful completion of the course of study, you are required to apply your knowledge either by submitting a thesis or completing a professional placement.
Core Requirements (12 credits)
|Choose Thesis (6 credits)|
|OR Practicum (6 credits)|
Elective Courses (18 credits)
Choose six from the following courses:
|MIG715||Gender and Migration||3|
|IGS717||Politics of Gender and Sexuality||3|
|IGS718||Gender in Discourse||3|
|IGS719||Gender and the Law||3|
|IGS720||Psychology of Gender||3|
|IGS721||Economics of Gender||3|
|IGS722||Gender and the Media||3|
|IGS725||Gender and Public Policy||3|
|IGS732||Arab and Islamic Feminisms||3|
|IGS780||Active Learning and Research||6|
|IGS744||Topics in Women & Gender Studies||3|
|IGS745||Gender and Development||3|