2016-17 Academic Catalog

Gender Studies Minor

Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Kelly
231 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 masculinity. Having such a deep understanding of gender and gender biases enhances the abilities of students to succeed in a variety of fields and professions.

Undergraduate students would receive 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
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 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 4233 Gender and Media: 3 hours.

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.

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 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 6233 Gender and Media: 3 hours.

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.

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 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)