Current Course Offerings

Spring 2015

Undergraduate Course Offerings:

G St 201, Women, Gender, Society – Limited to Honors College Students
Instructor: T. Starkey
TTH – 9:30 – 10:45 
Location: Kinard  202E

G St 201, Women, Gender, Society – Web
Instructor: T. Starkey
Web Based

Introduction to the growing body of research available from many disciplines for the study of women. Comparison of traditional and feminist interpretations of the nature of women, their capabilities, and their roles in society. Fulfills Humanities Requirement.


G St 303 – The Family
Instructor: E. Lake
TTH – 1 – 2:15
Location: Lamar Room 131
Cross-listed as SOC 301

G St 303 – The Family
Instructor: J. Hill

Web Based (Two Sections)
Cross-listed as SOC 301

The American family as an institution and a group of interacting persons; the nature and problems of courtship, husband-wife, and parent-child relationships. Prerequisite: SOC 101, or junior or senior standing.


G St 325 – Sociology of Gender
Instructor: K. Dellinger

TTh, 9:30 – 10:45 – Lamar Room 555
Cross-listed as SOC 325

Examines 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 327 – Genocide and Women
Instructor: W. Johnson

MWF 11 – 11:50
Location: Lamar Room 518
Cross-listed as SOC 327

Exploration of the roles of women as victims of gender abuse and sexual violence and as perpetrators of violence in modern ethnic genocides.

G St 350 – Gender on Film – John Waters
Instructor: M. Emanuel

M 6-8:30 
Location: Lamar Room 107

This course will examine issues of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality within racial and national identity as represented in the films of director John Waters.

Screenings to include:

  • The Celluloid Closet (2001)
  • Pink Flamingos (1972)
  • Female Trouble (1974)
  • Desperate Living (1977)
  • Polyester (1981)
  • Hairspray (1988)
  • I am Divine (2014)
  • Cry-Baby (1990)
  • Serial Mom (1994)
  • Pecker (1998)
  • Cecil B. Demented (2000)
  • A Dirty Shame (2004)
  • This Filthy World (2006)

G St 360 – Women in Literature
Instructor: M Hipp

Web Based
Cross-listed as ENGL 360

A study of the images of women in British and American literature. Content will vary. Fulfills Humanities Requirement.


G St 365 – Gay and Lesbian Literature and Theory
Instructor: J. Cantrell
MW 3 – 4:15
Location: Carrier 119
Cross-listed as ENGL 365

A study of the theoretical perspective involved in the analysis of gay and lesbian representations in literature and other media.


G St 366 – Sex, Gender, and the Bible
Instructor: J. Bos
TTh 2:30 – 3:45
Location: Bryant 207
Cross-listed as REL 366

An exploration of the commonalities and differences in feminist issues, strategies and methodologies across a number of religious traditions. Readings from a variety of contemporary feminist religious scholars. Fulfills Humanities Requirement. 


G St 399 – American Fiction 1919 to 1940
Instructor: J. Harker

TTh 9:30 – 10:45
Location: Bondurant 107E
Cross-listed as ENGL 460

The class will examine the mobilization, participation, and outcomes of the first, second, and third wave of the women’s movements in the United States.  It will also incorporate connections with other social movements such as civil rights, gay rights, and international movements.


G St 414 – Race, Place, and Space
Instructor: B. Combs

TTh 11 – 12:15
Location: Lamar 555
Cross-listed as AAS/SOC 414 and S ST 314 

This 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 460 – Psychology of Human Sexuality
Instructor: L. Johnson

TTh 2:30 – 3:45
Location: Peabody 209
Cross-listed as PSY 460

A survey of behavioral, psychological, and physiological research on human sexuality.

G St 460 – Psychology of Human Sexuality
Instructor: C. Smith

MWF 10 – 10:50
Location: Peabody 209
Cross-listed as PSY 465

Investigation 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 497 – Internship

Approved work settings under professional supervision. May be repeated once for a cumulative total of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: 6 hours GST coursework and consent of director required.


G St 499 – Directed Readings in Gender Studies

Individual research into selected issues in Gender Studies; content varies.  May be repeated once for credit with permission of director.  Prerequisite:  consent of instructor.


Graduate Course Offerings:

G ST 600 – Gender Studies Methodology
Instructor: T. Starkey

TH, 3 – 5:30
Location: Kinard 202A

This 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.