Undergraduate Course Listings

Course NumberCourse NameCross ListingDescription
G ST 103Women In AntiquityCLC 103An introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome through a consideration of the role and status of women in the classical world. Lectures with slides will be supplemented by readings of ancient texts in translation, in addition to textbook assignments.
G ST 201Introduction to Gender StudiesExploration of the growing body of research available from many disciplines (humanities, social sciences, sciences) for the study of women and men in the United States and abroad. Investigation of femininity and masculinity and the intersection of gender with other categories of identity.
G ST 202Introduction to Queer StudiesThis introductory class will examine and complicate gender and sexuality as categories of identity.
G ST 301Topics in Gender and CultureA study of gender roles within traditional and popular culture. The specific content of the course may vary in different semesters. Possible emphases might include women in the arts, women in film, women in the media, and women in popular culture.
G ST 303The FamilySOC 301The American family as an institution and a group of interacting persons; the nature and problems of courtship, husband-wife, and parent-child relationships.
G ST 311Women and the Goddess in Asian ReligionsREL 311Exploration of goddess figures and the social roles of women in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions.
G ST 324Men and MasculinitiesSOC 324This course examines the social meanings of masculinity and men's lives. Students will study men's movements as well as the "crisis of masculinity" and the costs and benefits of patriarchy for men.
G ST 325Sociology of GenderSOC 325Examines the social and cultural construction of gender differences in contemporary U.S. society, focusing on the social history of gender roles and gender inequality in current cultural and institutional practices.
G ST 326Saints and SexualityREL 326A survey of holy figures within Christianity and Islam with an emphasis on gender and the body.
G ST 327Genocide and WomenSOC 327Exploration of the roles of women as victims of gender abuse and sexual violence and as perpetrators of violence in modern ethnic genocides.
G ST 328African American Feminist ThoughtAAS 328, SOC 328Exploration of the micro-level and institutional intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality as articulated by African-American women intellectuals from the 19th century to present with particular emphasis on social scientific theory and methodology. Topics include early black feminist thought; comparisons of black and white women's feminisms; third-wave black feminist thought; sexuality, the body, and hip-hop.
G ST 329Queer Playwriting and American CultureTHEA 329An exploration of LGBTQ-related plays and their influence on American culture.
G ST 333Gender TheoryAn interdisciplinary course that analyzes various ways in which Western society has constructed gender roles and identities.
G ST 337The South and SexualitySST 350Students will study the ways in which the South has been constructed through depictions of sexuality, especially forms of sexuality deemed marginal, perverse, and dangerous.
G ST 344Women and PoliticsPOL 346An analysis of women's political roles. May be taught with focus on United States or with comparative focus.
G ST 349Society and the Sexes in Modern EuropeHST 349An exploration of the changing roles of European women and men since the French Revolution in 1789.
G ST 350Gender on FilmIssues of feminity, masculinity, and sexuality within racial and national identity as represented in mainstream or independent films.
G ST 352Hemispheric Voices Women Writers of Am.MLLL 352Study of the development of feminist thought in the Americas through translations of works by women writers from North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean.
G ST 356Women in the Rabbinic TraditionThis course will examine the development of Rabbinic Judaism with particular emphasis on how it has shaped the lives of women.
G ST 357Women in the SouthENG 357A study of the experience of women in the South as revealed primarily through their writings and other expressions.
G ST 363Gender in Latin AmericaINST 363Historical and ethnographic examination of gender in Latin America, with an emphasis on kinship, family structure, and identity.
G ST 366Sex, Gender, and the BibleREL 366This course examines sexuality in the biblical corpus, analyzes the biblical writers’ construction of gender, and explores feminist-critical and masculinist-critical readings of biblical texts.
G ST 368Feminism, Women, and ReligionREL 368An exploration of the commonalitities and differences in feminist issues, strategies and methodologies across a number of religious traditions. Readings from a variety of contemporary feminist religious scholars.
G ST 382Intro to Gender and Sexuality StudiesENG 382This course is an introduction to the theory, scholarship, and critical approaches to the study of gender and sexuality studies.
G ST 383Studies in Gender and FeminismENG 383May be repeated once for credit if topic varies.
G ST 384Studies Gay and Lesbian Literature and TheoryENG 384A study of the theoretical perspective involved in the analysis of gay and lesbian representations in literature and other media.
G ST 385Women in LiteratureENG 385This course is a study of the images of women in British and American literature. Content will vary.
G ST 386Gender On FilmENG 386Students examine issues of femininity, masculinity, and sexuality within racial and national identity as represented in mainstream or independent films.
G ST 390Women and PhilosophyPHIL 390A survey of contemporary theories and philosophical issues centering on women and feminism.
G ST 391Women, Gender & the EnvironmentThis class examines environmental issues through the lens of gender and its intersections with race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and nationality.
G ST 395Topics in Gender Studies AbroadStudents do approved course work at a foreign university. May be repeated with permission of the director.
G ST 399Special Topics in Gender StudiesContent varies. May be repeated once for credit with permission of director.
G ST 414Race, Place, and SpaceAAS 414, SST 314, SOC 414This course explores the significance of race, place, and space to modern identity formation. Through a multiple-disciplinary exploration, we will analyze the influence of social, political, cultural, and historical factors on the development of real and perceived "racialized places and spaces," identities, and experiences in America, with special emphasis on gender and the American South.
G ST 418African American Women's HistoryAAS 362, HST 418An introduction to African American women's history, exploring the epistemology and the scholarship of the field.
G ST 421Readings in U.S. Black FeminismAAS 421Students will study the development, expression, ideology, and praxis of the politics African American women have developed to simultaneously counter both racism and sexism.
G ST 425Religion, Gender, and SexualitySOC 425This course uses a sociological approach to study how religion is used to organize, control, and change gender and sexual norms.
G ST 428Women in United States HistoryHST 428History of the struggle for equality in U.S. politics and culture.
G ST 429U.S. Gender HistoryHST 429An analysis of changing views of the masculine and the feminine in American culture since 1607. Class, racial, and ethnic differences will be emphasized.
G ST 433Theories of Gender and SexualitySOC 433 This course surveys how liberal, black, post-colonial, and queer feminist theorists conceptualize gender oppression and resistance and problematizes taken-for-granted beliefs about the naturalness of sex and sexuality.
G ST 438Language, Gender, and SexualityLING 538, TESL 538Students will study the relationship among language, gender, and sexuality from local and global perspectives.
G ST 454Women in Southern HistoryHST 454, SST 303A historical survey of Southern women with emphasis on research through documentary sources and oral history.
G ST 460Psychology of Human SexualityPSY 460A survey of behavioral, psychological, and physiological research on human sexuality.
G ST 488Special Topics Gender/Sexuality StudiesENG 488May be repeated once for credit if topic varies.
G ST 489Power, Knowledge, and GenderENG 489, MLLL 489Critical, interdisciplinary examination of identity as related to sex, race, and class and as imbricated in knowledge and power, through a study of literary, cultural, and intellectual history. Taught in English.
G ST 490Special Topics in Queer TheoryENG 490This course will trace major movements in the development of queer theory from the 1970s to the present.
G ST 491Seminar on Literature and GenderENG 491Images of women and men in literature by women and men, the special role of the woman writer, recurrent formal and contextual convention in literature written by women, and feminist critical theory. Content varies; may be repeated for credit.
G ST 496Gender Studies CapstoneThrough readings, discussions, and writing workshops, students will focus on the methodology of gender studies, the specificity of language, and the structure of an academic essay in a variety of disciplines.
G ST 497Internship in Gender StudiesInternship in approved work settings under professional supervision. May be repeated once for a cumulative total of 3 hours of credit. Z grade.
G ST 498Special Topics in Gender StudiesContent varies. May be repeated once for credit with permission of director.
G ST 499Directed Readings in Gender StudiesIndividual research into selected issues in gender studies; content varies. May be repeated once for credit with permission of director.
G ST 565Psychology of GenderPSY 565Investigation of the psychological and physiological determinants of gender differences and similarities in behavior, covering topics such as cognitive functioning, social relationships, mental health, and the work place.
G ST 599Directed Readings in Gender StudiesIndividual research into selected issues in gender studies; content varies. May be repeated once for credit with permission of director.

Not all courses are offered every semester or year.

Regarding additional humanities requirement: GST 103, 201, 301, 333, and 350 will fulfill the humanities requirement.  In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classics, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will also satisfy this requirement.

Graduate Course Listings

Course NumerCourse NameDescription
ENGL 694Studies in Gender TheoryContent varies. May be repeated for credit.
G ST 600Gender Studies MethodologyThis course will introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of gender studies, including the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods in order to understand gender in a transnational perspective.
HIS 660Readings: Gender History of Modern EuropeTopics in the gender history of modern Europe and its colonial empires.
HIS 690Readings: Gender & Power in Latin AmericaTopics in the history of gender identity in Latin America.
PSY 561Cross-Cultural TrainingThe course will survey cross-cultural training programs designed to introduce people from one cultural background to ways of interacting effectively in a culture other than their own.
SPAN 565Spanish American Women WritersPoetry, drama, and narrative written by Spanish American women with particular attention to the themes, theories, and questions surrounding gender and escritura femenina.
SOC 625Current Debates in GenderExamines the social and cultural construction of gender differences in contemporary U.S. society, focusing on the social history of gender roles and gender inequality in current cultural and institutional practices.

500 level GST classes and cross-listed courses will count for the graduate certificate if the classes were taken as a graduate student.