Courses

GNST 2003. Introduction to Gender Studies. 3 Hours.

This course explores cultural constructions of gender and sexuality using a variety of media, including literature, film, and architecture. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

GNST 2003H. Honors Introduction to Gender Studies. 3 Hours.

This course explores cultural constructions of gender and sexuality using a variety of media, including literature, film, and architecture. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)
This course is equivalent to GNST 2003.

GNST 3583. Body and Identity. 3 Hours.

This course explores personal, social and cultural constructions and performances of the body and identity, highlighting key intersections of embodiment including gender, race, sexuality and abilities. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with ANTH 3583.

GNST 4363. Gender, Race, and Power. 3 Hours.

Examines how communication shapes gender, race, sexuality, and power. Rather than focusing exclusively on interpersonal communication, this course looks at theories of power that shape institutional macro communication. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with COMM 4363.

GNST 4443. Queer Theor(ies). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the complex history and evolution of Queer Theory into Queer Theor(ies) from Foucault to the Present. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is equivalent to WLIT 4443.

GNST 4733. Reel Women. 3 Hours.

An examination of films made for, about, and/or by women with the aim of better understanding and centralizing issues pertinent to women's daily lives. Prerequisite: COMM 1003. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with COMM 4733.

GNST 4743. Representational Issues in Film. 3 Hours.

An examination of the varying ways that race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, (dis)ability, and age are represented in and by film - both historically and culturally. Prerequisite: COMM 1003. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with COMM 4743.

GNST 490V. Independent Study. 1-6 Hour.

An exploration of gender studies topics studied independently with the supervision of a faculty member. Credit arranged with instructor. Prerequisite: GNST 2003 or GNST 2003H or instructor consent. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

GNST 490VH. Honors Independent Study. 1-6 Hour.

An exploration of gender studies topics studied independently with the supervision of a faculty member. Credit arranged with instructor. Prerequisite: GNST 2003 or GNST 2003H or instructor consent and honors standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.
This course is equivalent to GNST 490V.

GNST 4913. Internship in Gender Studies. 3 Hours.

Internship in applied gender work within public and private organizations.Prerequisite: 3 hours of GNST coursework and instructor consent. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

GNST 4973. Black and White Sexualities. 3 Hours.

Explores how dichotomies (binary thinking) shape our understanding of the diversity of human sexuality e.g., Black vs. White, male vs. female, heterosexual vs. homosexual. Develops a more complex and nuanced understanding of sexuality by deconstructing the discourses surrounding sexuality. (Typically offered: Fall and Summer)

GNST 4983. Special Topics in Gender Studies. 3 Hours.

This course covers gender topics that are not usually offered in-depth in regularly offered courses. Prerequisite: GNST 2003 or GNST 2003H. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

GNST 5443. Queer Theor(ies). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the complex history and evolution of Queer Theory into Queer Theor(ies) from Foucault to the Present. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with WLIT 5443.