Minor in Gender Studies
Our program will raise awareness on the importance of gender in understanding issues related to social change, social justice, human rights, gender inequalities, etc.
Through the interdisciplinary courses offered, you will be armed with the knowledge, tools, and practical experience to incorporate gender into various fields such as conflict resolution, diplomacy, human rights, education, politics, and others. This minor will build a base of knowledge on and interest in gender issues and will feed directly into our MA in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies.
This program falls within one of LAU’s core missions namely commitment to civic engagement, the advancement of scholarship, and the education of the whole person. It also complements the mission of the Arab Institute for Women (AiW) that strives to promote gender equality through academic research and intellectual rigor as well as social activism.
Who Can Apply?
The variety of courses offered might fall within the interest of students majoring in political science, international affairs, social work, migration studies, communication arts, journalism, literature, and business to mention a few.
What Will I Learn?
At the completion of this program, you should be able to:
- Analyze critically the major theories and concepts in gender studies and the various research methodologies appropriate to inter-disciplinary inquiry.
- Evaluate recent advances in gender issues and their impact on society.
- Demonstrate ability to analyze complex gender issues and explain how gender infiltrates all disciplines.
- Integrate a gender perspective into academic and professional endeavors.
- Acquire effective communication skills and leadership techniques.
The program helps you acquire theoretical knowledge, interdisciplinary competencies, and practical skills, which facilitates the pursuing of graduate work in gender studies or other related fields.
Upon graduation, you will be able pursue careers in governmental and non-governmental organizations, ministries, as well as national, regional, and international agencies focusing on development and humanitarian work across a broad range of sectors.
For a Minor in Gender Studies, you must complete 18 credits.
Core Minor Requirements (9 Credits)
|SOC215||Introduction to Gender Studies|
|WOS313||Women in the Arab World: Sociological Perspectives|
|WOS311||Issues & Debates in Feminist Theory|
Minor Electives: Choose any three courses (9 credits)
|WOS412||Representations of Women in the Arts & the Media|
|WOS312||Women and Economic Power|
|POL201||Introduction to Political Science|
|POL231||Introduction to Human Rights|
|POL252||Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution|
|POL357||Globalization and Political Change|
|PJE201||Cross-Cultural Communication and Conflict.|
|SWO201||Introduction to Social Work/Social Welfare|
|SWO311||Social Problems, Stratification & Marginalization|
|SWO313||Family and Child Welfare|
|SWO411||Sustainable Community Development: Theories & Practice|
|SWO210||Introduction to Community Development|
|SOC321||Sociology in the Arab World|
|ENG283||Language and Gender|
|ENG376||Gender in Literature|
|COM312||Communication and Gender|