Minor in GENDER Studies


Gender Studies is a growing field of studies that cuts across most disciplines. Gender Studies analyses the social construction of the roles of females and males in society and its impact on individuals, communities, societies, states, and the international system. The importance and significance of having a focus on gender in international affairs, political science, education, sociology, nutrition, and medicine has been highlighted in most university institutions globally.  The significance of integrating gender understanding and analysis in the Middle East is vital to understand contemporary events and their effects on development of citizenship, peace, and security.  NDU’s Handbook references gender in its identity statement, admission policy, and in various faculty values statements.  With this in mind the Faculty of Law and Political Science has put together a Gender Studies Minor to explore the impact of gender on policy making, global governance, and social engagement.

The Minor in Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that would be of particular benefit to students in the following majors and fields of study:

  • Primarily in Education, Sociology, Literature, Psychology, Political Science, International Affairs, Public Administration, Communication Arts;
  • Peripherally in Natural sciences, Religion, Philosophy, Advertising and Marketing, Business Management.

Core Minor Requirements ( 9 cr.)
POS 213 Introduction to Gender Studies
NGO 406   Gender & Development
IAF 303 Feminism in International Relations

Minor Electives out of a pool of the following courses (9 cr.)
IAF 305 Gender, Security, and Human Rights
POS 408 Gender and the Law
EDU 412 Gender and Human Interaction
LIR 424 Gender Studies
PSL 310 Psychology of the Family
SOL 313 Family Violence and Child Abuse