Current Course Offerings

Winter 2016

G St 301 – Topics in Gender and Culture – Men, Women, and Greek Life
Instructor: C. Smith
MTWTF, 1 – 4:35 
Location: Bishop 106

In this course, we will consider how issues of gender play out in the unique cultural institutions of fraternities and sororities.  Topics to be considered include sex segregation, friendship, sexuality, sexism, and masculinity/femininity. Fulfills Humanities Requirement.

 

Spring 2016

Undergraduate Course Offerings:

 

G St 201 – Introduction to Gender Studies (Honors)
Instructor: T. Starkey
TTh, 9:30 – 10:45 
Location: Shoemaker 408

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
Location: Lamar 515
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 326 – Saints and Sexuality
Instructor: M. Thurlkill
MWF, 2 – 2:50
Location: Bryant 200
Cross-listed as REL 326

A survey of holy figures within Christianity and Islam with an emphasis on gender and the body.

 

G ST 327 – Genocide and Women
Instructor: W. Johnson
MWF, 9 – 9:50
Location: Lamar 515
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 337 – The South and Sexuality
Instructor: J. Cantrell

M, 4 – 6:30
Location: Barnard 105
Cross-listed as S St 350

Students 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 350 – Gender on Film
Instructor: T. Starkey

T, 6 – 8:30
Location: Bondurant 112W

Issues of feminity, masculinity, and sexuality within racial and national identity as represented in mainstream or independent films. Fulfills Humanities Requirement.

 

G St 360 – Women in Literature
Instructor: J. Cantrell

TTh, 2:30 – 3:45
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 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.

 

G St 565 – Psychology of Gender
Instructor: C. Smith

MWF, 10-10:50
Cross-listed as PSY 565

Investigation of the psychological and physiological determinants of gender difference and similarities in behavior, covering topics such as cognitive functioning, social relationships, mental health, and the work place.

Graduate Course Offerings:

G St 600 – Gender Studies Methodology
Instructor: H. Ondercin

T, 3 – 5:50

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.

 

G St 565 – Psychology of Gender
Instructor: C. Smith

MWF, 10-10:50
Cross-listed as PSY 565

Investigation of the psychological and physiological determinants of gender difference and similarities in behavior, covering topics such as cognitive functioning, social relationships, mental health, and the work place.

Others to be announced.