American Univesity of Beirut

Gender and Women's Studies

​​​​Gender Studies at AUB is an interdisciplinary initiative that fosters cross-disciplinary teaching and research on the role of gender in society and its intersection with other social forces and identities. Through a variety of courses, students learn how different academic fields and disciplines view the operation of gender in the labor market, social movements, the family, healthcare, political systems, and cultural productions and representations. Undergraduate students across the University can receive a minor in Gender Studies by completing these requirements.

Launched in 2016, the initiative for Gender Studies is committed to further AUB’s liberal arts education by foregrounding gender as a site of intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, and creative exploration. Students will question common-sense understandings of gender and explore its material, cultural, and political realities in a variety of social and historical contexts.

Students can choose from a broad and growing range of course offerings in health sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, which include Gender & Violence, Sex, Gender & Media in the Middle East, Queer & Post-Queer Theories of Gender, Sexuality and Ability, Gender in Classical Islamic Society, Sexuality & Public Health, and Gender & Language.

For more information on Gender Studies at AUB contact Dr. Sara Mourad at  ​   

Courses for Minor in Gender Studies (2016-17)

  • ENGL 234: Gender and Language
  • ENGL 258: Gender and Sexuality
  • ENGL 261: Queer and Post-Queer Theories of Gender, Sexuality and Ability
  • HIST 262: Gender in Classical Islamic Society
  • HIST 271: Race, Class and Gender: Introduction to American Social History
  • SOAN 217: Anthropology of the Body
  • SOAN 223: Social Inequalities: Conflict and Consensus
  • SOAN 224: Sexuality and Society
  • SOAN 225: Gender and Culture
  • SOAN 239A: Gender and Society in the Middle East
  • SOAN 240: Seminar in Human Rights and Cultural Differences
  • MCOM 290: Sex, Gender and Media in the Middle East
  • EPHD 334: Reproductive Health
  • HPCH 200: Gender and Violence
  • HPCH 202: Sexuality and Public Health

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