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IGS780 Active Learning and Research (internship in a local, regional, or international NGO working on gender issues in Lebanon or a country of their choice)

[6 cr.]

Students are required to complete an internship in a local, regional, or international organization working on women’s issues in the Middle East (ending Gender-Based Violence, rights of foreign female domestic workers, amending personal status laws for Lebanese women, increasing political participation of women, etc). The internship will be assessed on the basis of a written evaluative report and discussion with the faculty advisor. This course is geared towards providing students with hands-on, practical experience in the field, and the possibility to put (feminist) theory into practice. Students are required to submit an analytical report on the project undertaken upon completion of the internship.