Current Course Offerings

Fall 2017:

G St 201 – Introduction to Gender Studies – Section 1
Instructor: T. Starkey
TTh, 2:30 – 3:45 
Location: Peabody 202

G St 201 – Introduction to Gender Studies – Section 3 – Honors
Instructor: T. Starkey
T, 4 – 6:30 
Location: Lamar 519

G St 201 – Introduction to Gender Studies – Web 1
Instructor: J. Cantrell

G St 201 – Introduction to Gender Studies – Web 2

G St 201 – Introduction to Gender Studies – Tupelo
Instructor: R. Johnson
TTh, 3:00 – 4:15
Location: TBA

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 201 – Introduction to Gender Studies – Web 1
Instructor: R. Johnson

This introductory class will examine and complicate gender and sexuality as categories of identity.

G St 301 – Topics in Gender and Culture  – Gender and Sexuality in Visual Media – Web 1
Instructor: K. Cozart
M, 4 – 4:50
Location: Lamar Room 515
Cross-listed as JOUR/IMC 353

This course examines representations of femininity, masculinity, and sexuality across various forms of visual media. The analysis  will include readings and surveys of clips from television, film, music videos, theatre, broadcast and print journalism including magazines, advertising, social media, comic books, graphic novels, anime, user generated online content, and digital gaming.

G St 301 – Topics in Gender and Culture  – Gender, Genre, and the Fantastic in U.S. Popular Culture
Instructor: L. DeLassus

This course examines representations of femininity, masculinity, and sexuality across diverse forms of popular story-telling, with a specific focus on how the fantastic frames these representations. A narrative mode identified by literary critic Tzvetan Todorov, the fantastic is characterized by the hesitation on the part of the characters and readers when confronted with an unexplainable event within the narrative between a rational (the uncanny) and a supernatural (the marvelous) explanation. While the fantastic is most often associated with nineteenth-century Gothic fiction, we will explore the fantastic as it manifests in twentieth and twenty-first century folklore, short stories, novels, movies, and television programs. Using approaches from literary theory, psychoanalysis, and gender and sexuality studies, we will analyze how the ambiguity of the fantastic renders the categories of genre and gender unstable, with attention to how these categories intersect the equally ambiguous categories of race and class. Works will include: The Anatomy of Desire (John L’Heureux, 1981); Carrie (Stephen King, 1974); The Comet (W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920); Exchange Value (Charles R. Johnson, 1981); Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk, 1996); A Florida Enchantment (Sidney Drew, 1914) The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood, 1985); Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955); Mullholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001); selections from Mules and Men (Zora Neale Hurston, 1935); Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1939); Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995); Split (M. Night Shyamalan, 2016); The Stepford Wives (Bryan Forbes, 1975); Twin Peaks (David Lynch, 1990–91; 2017); The Veldt (Ray Bradbury, 1951); X-Files (Chris Carter, 1993–2002; 2016); The Yellow Wallpaper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1892).

Fulfills Humanities Requirement.

G St 303 – The Family
Instructor: E. Lake
MW, 4 – 5:15
Location: Lamar Room 129
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 333 – Gender Theory – Web 1
Instructor: J. Enszer

An interdisciplinary course that analyzes various ways in which Western society has constructed gender roles and identities.

G ST 350 – Gender on Film – Web 1
Instructor: L. DeLassus

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

G ST 357 – Women in the South
Instructor: J. Hall
Sec 1: TTh, 9:30 – 10:45, Carrier 211
Sec 2: TTh, 11 – 12:15, Carrier 119
Cross-listed as ENG 357

This course is a study of the experience of women in the South as revealed primarily through their writings and other expressions. Fulfills Humanities Requirement.

G St 385 – Women in Literature
Instructor: M. Hipp

Cross-listed as ENGL 385

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

G St 386 – Gender on Film
Instructor: E. Drew

TTh, 11 – 12:15
Location: Bryant 111
Cross-listed as ENGL 386

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

G St 391 – Women, Gender, and the Environment – Web 1
Instructor: N. Provolt


This class examines environmental issues through the lens of gender and its intersections with race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and nationality.

G ST 399 – Special Topics in Gender Studies – Queer Rhetoric
Instructor: M. Bright
MWF, 3 – 3:50
Location: Lamar 406

G ST 414 – Race, Place, and Space
Instructor: B. Foster
TTh, 4:00 – 5:15
Location: Lamar 515
Cross-listed as AAS/SOC/SST 414

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 418 – African American Women’s History
Instructor: S. Garrett-Scott
TTh, 1:00 – 2:15
Location:Bishop 342
Cross-listed as AAS 362/HST 418

This course is an introduction to African American women’s history, exploring the epistemology and the scholarship of the field.

G ST 454 – Women in Southern History
Instructor: J. Wilkerson
TTh, 2:30 – 3:45
Location: Bishop 107
Cross-listed as HST 454

This course is a historical survey of Southern women with emphasis on research through documentary sources and oral history.

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:

Others to be announced.