Minor Program

New Gender Studies Minor - just launched this spring!

The newly launched Minor in Gender Studies will give students the opportunity to learn more about the importance of gender in understanding issues related to social change, social justice, human rights, and gender inequalities.

Through the interdisciplinary courses offered, students will be armed with the knowledge, tools, and practical experience to incorporate gender into various fields. Moreover, 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.

How do I register?!

If you are an LAU undergraduate and you wish to enroll in the program, fill out the Declare Major/Minor form available online under Student Life and submit it to the Registrar’s Office. 

*We advise you to check the list of courses below to learn more about how many courses you are still required to complete to earn your minor degree.

Program Requirements - 18 credits

Core Minor Requirements (9 credits)

SOC215  Introduction to Gender Studies
WOS313 Women in the Arab World: Sociological Perspectives
WOS311 Issues and Debates in Feminist Theory

Minor Electives: Choose any three courses (9 credits)

WOS412 Representations of Women in the Arts and 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 and Marginalization
SWO313 Family and Child Welfare
SWO411 Sustainable Community Development: Theories and Practice
SWO210 Introduction to Community Development
SOC321 Sociology in the Arab World
ENG283 Language and Gender
ENG376 Gender in Literature
JSC224 Social Media
COM 312 Communication and Gender

Courses offered in Spring 2017 in Beirut:

Core Minor Requirements (9 credits)

WOS313 Women in the Arab World: Sociological Perspectives

Minor Electives: Choose any three courses (9 credits)

POL201 Introduction to Political Science
POL252 Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution
PJE201 Cross-Cultural Communication and Conflict
SWO201 Introduction to Social Work/Social Welfare
SOC321 Sociology in the Arab World