2021-22 Academic Catalog

Gender Studies Minor

Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Kelly
225 Etheredge Hall

Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the complex interaction of gender with race, class, sexuality and nationality. Gender is a psychological and cultural construction of fundamental importance to people everywhere. It is a central aspect of personal and social identity, and a criterion for social stratification and differential political treatment. In addition to the field’s examination of the historical contributions and concerns of women, gender studies also explores research in men’s lives and masculinities. Understanding gender and gender biases enhances the abilities of students to succeed in a variety of fields and professions.

Undergraduate students would a Gender Studies minor by completing 18 credits of course work from a variety of fields distributed as follows; only nine credits from any one department may count toward the minor.

Required Course
SO /AN /GS 1173Introduction to Gender Studies3
Additional core courses
Choose two of the following:6
Gender Issues in Counseling
Women and Literature: Selected Topics
Women in American History
Gender and Politics
Psychology of Gender Differences
Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Electives
See Gender Studies Advisor for list of approved electives.9
Total Hours18

Courses

GS 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

GS 1173 Introduction to Gender Studies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to theoretical concepts in Gender Studies. This course will examine the influence of the women's movement on the academic development of Gender Studies. (Same as SO 1173 and AN 1173)

GS 1303 Introduction to Social Justice Studies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introductory examination of contemporary justice realities in order to understand the dynamics of oppression; linking competing theories of social justice to hierarchies grounded in race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, class, and sexuality, and to particular strategies for social transformation and change. (Same as SO 1303)

GS 2990 Special Topic In GS: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

GS 3343 Gender, Crime, and Justice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CRM 1003 and SO 1003 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Gender differences in criminal behavior, victimization, and criminal justice processing, emphasizing the unique experiences of women in all of these areas. (Same as CRM 3343 and SO 3343)

GS 3513 Women and Literature: Selected Topics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:Completon of EN 1103).Three hours lecture. A study of literary works by or about women.Texts are selected according to theme, genre, and/or historical period. ( Same as EN 3513)

GS 3713 History of African American Women: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of black women from their African origins to the present; emphasizes the social, economic and political engagement of women in American society, including reform movements, family life, business, and the arts. (Same as HI 3713/AAS 3713)

GS 4000 Directed Individual Study in Gender Studies: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

GS 4133 Feminist Theories: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO/GS/AN 1173 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Analysis and application of classical and contemporary feminist theories, exploring the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexuality, culture, social institutions, and various social contexts. (Same as SO 4133/6133: Feminist Theories and EN 4133/6133: Feminist Theories)

GS 4143 Gender, Race, and Social Movements: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course examines theories and research on social movements, gender and race in the United States. (Same as SO 4143/6143 and AAS 4143/6143)

GS 4233 Gender and Media: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CO 1403 or GS 1173). A critical exploration of discourses of gender and its intersections with sexuality, race, and class as represented in popular forms of media. (Same as CO 4233/6233)

GS 4263 Gender Communication: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CO 1223 or GS 1173). Three hours lecture. An investigation of the ways in which communication impacts the construction, performance, evaluation, and negotiation of gender. (Same as CO 4263/6263)

GS 4403 Gender and Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An exploration of how ideologies and inequalities related to gender may be constructed, perpetuated, and/or challenged in and through sport. (Same as SS 4403/6403)

GS 4413 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003, or approval of instructor). Three hours lecture. Changing character of gender and sexuality and significance in various social institutions. Intersection between gender, sexuality and other forms of inequality. (Same as SO 4403/6403 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality)

GS 4503 Gender and Work: 3 hours.

Three hours lectures. This course presents research and theories on the role of gender in shaping labor market opportunities, experiences, and rewards; remedies for enduring problems, including those applied in the United States’ workplace and abroad; and new research directions. (Same as SO 4503/6503 Gender and Work)

GS 4543 Gender and Food: 3 hours.

Three hours seminar. A service-learning course exploring the intersections between social inequalities, food and culture, with an emphasis on communities. Overview of historic and contemporary approaches to food system and inequalities. (Same as SO 4543: Gender and Food and SW 4543: Gender and Food)

GS 4990 Special Topics in Gender Studies: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

GS 6133 Feminist Theories: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: SO/GS/AN 1173 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Analysis and application of classical and contemporary feminist theories, exploring the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexuality, culture, social institutions, and various social contexts. (Same as SO 4133/6133: Feminist Theories and EN 4133/6133: Feminist Theories)

GS 6143 Gender, Race and Social Movements: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course examines theories and research on social movements, gender and race in the United States. (Same as SO 4143/6143 and AAS 4143/6143)

GS 6233 Gender and Media: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CO 1403 or GS 1173). A critical exploration of discourses of gender and its intersections with sexuality, race, and class as represented in popular forms of media. (Same as CO 4233/6233)

GS 6263 Gender Communication: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CO 1223 or GS 1173). Three hours lecture. An investigation of the ways in which communication impacts the construction, performance, evaluation, and negotiation of gender. (Same as CO 4263/6263)

GS 6403 Gender and Sport: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An exploration of how ideologies and inequalities related to gender may be constructed, perpetuated, and/or challenged in and through sport. (Same as SS 4403/6403)

GS 6413 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: SO 1003, or approval of instructor). Three hours lecture. Changing character of gender and sexuality and significance in various social institutions. Intersection between gender, sexuality and other forms of inequality. (Same as SO 4403/6403 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality)

GS 6503 Gender and Work: 3 hours.

Three hours lectures. This course presents research and theories on the role of gender in shaping labor market opportunities, experiences, and rewards; remedies for enduring problems, including those applied in the United States’ workplace and abroad; and new research directions. (Same as SO 4503/6503 Gender and Work)

GS 6990 Special Topics in Gender Studies: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

GS 7000 Directed Individual Study in Gender Studies: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

GS 8963 Exploring Issues in Gender: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Graduate standing and enrollment in the Diveristy Certificate Program).Three hours lecture. An intensive introduction to theories of gender structures social, economic and cultural inequalities. Designed for online Diversity Certificate Program students. (Same as SO 8963 )

GS 8973 Gender and Work: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Graduate standing and enrollment in the Diversity Certificate Program).Three hours lecture. An intensive examination of how gender impacts experiences of work from the home to the corporation. Designed for online Diversity Certificate Program Students. (Same as SO 8973)

GS 8990 Special Topic In GS: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

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