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Spring 2021 

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor (18 hours) 
APSU Catalog Entry for Women's & Gender Studies Minor or Women's and Gender Studies Minor Checklist 

Women’s & Gender Studies students learn to connect gender equality with other social justice movements. The interdisciplinary minor prepares students for several professions, graduate studies, or social justice work.

Minors should also consult AAST course offerings.

Check in November for Wintermester 2020 course offerings

DIVR 4020: Capstone Seminar in Social Justice (3 credits) CRN 5609 (Video-conference & online)            Students will examine upper-division readings in feminist and critical race theory culminating in a research project and presentation.  (Required for WGS and AAST minors)

Women's & Gender Studies                                                                                            2:20-3:45 TR 

HHP 3450: Health of Special Populations (3 credits) CRN: 1203 (WEB)
This course examines the interaction of social, environmental and biological determinants of health. Students will be introduced to the major concepts, problems and programming associated with U. S. health disparities related to gender, race and ethnicity, place, age and socioeconomic position. 

Melissa Kates, Health & Human Performance                                                                                                            

WGS 2050: Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies (3 credits)  CRN: 5771 (WEB)
Examines the fundamental principles of women’s and gender studies; the construction of gender, the cultural roles, depictions and experiences of women, past and present; and the impact of feminist movements nationally and internationally. Service Learning Project included.

Beatrix Brockman, Women’s & Gender Studies                                                                                                         

WGS 2060: Intro to LGBTQ Studies (3 credits) CRN: 5600                                                                                             This course explores constructions of gender, sexuality and sexual orientation and critically assesses traditions and their effects on social policy, popular culture, law and government, science and politics.  Readings and research include history, social studies, activist publications, and memoir and film.  Service Learning Project included.

Barbara Lee Gray, Women's & Gender Studies                                                                   MWF 12:20-1:15 p.m. 

WGS 3060: Vagina Monologues (3 credits) CRN: 5611   (video-conference & online)                                                  An intensive study of Eve Ensler's script.  The course examines women's sexuality, spirituality, interpersonal violence, media representations, and LGBTQ issues in national and international contexts.  Students produce Ensler's play as a Service Learning Project.     

Women's & Gender Studies                                                                                4:20-7:40 p.m.

CLAS 3530 Race-Ancient Greco Roman World CRN: 5785 (WEB)                                                                                  This course explores the various ways the Greeks and Romans speculated about and defined human difference, as well as the influence these concepts had in later historical periods, including our own.                                 

Stephen Kershner, Classics                                                                                                                               

ENGL 340R: Race & Gender at the Turn of the 20th Century (3 credits) CRN: 5629 (video-conference & online)
Examination of the way in which race and gender were constructed and construed in American culture from 1890 to 1914 through study of relevant fiction, nonfiction, and film. 

Paula White, Languages & Literature        

ENGL 340N: LGBTQ Literature Across Cultures (3 credits) CRN: 5623                                                                        Cross-cultural studies in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature.  Topics, approaches, vary with instructors. 

Florian Gargaillo, Languages & Literature                                                                                                     8-8:55 MWF

AAST 3400 Blacks, Film, and Society (3 credits) CRN: 4359   (WEB)                                                                        Jesse Williams, Languages & Literature                                                                                                                    

AAST 2800 Intro to Black Women Writers (3 credits)  CRN: 4357 (Video-conference & online)                                      An interdisciplinary study of Black women writers from the 19th to 21st centuries. Through written and rhetorical texts, we will evaluate the perspectives of Black women on various topics from labor and family to politics and sexuality.  Additionally, we will evaluate how race and class shape the identities of cisgender and LGBTQ+ Black women. 

Paula White, Languages & Literature,                                                                             

PSYC 3220: Psychology of Women (3 credits) CRN: 1308 (WEB)
Examination of developmental characteristics of women, myths and stereotypes, sex roles, sexuality, lifestyles, values, achievement,motivation, power, mental health, and mental disorders in women.  The empirical study of the psychological issues of women emphasized.

Nicolette Tomaszewski, Psychology.                                 

POLS 4340: Family Law (3 credits) CRN:4896
Examination of the legal issues involved in marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, and adoption. 

Julia North, Political Science                                                                                                                  12:45-2:10 TR

SOC 3080: Gender and Sexualities (3 credits) Spring II CRN: 4969 (WEB)
Gender and sexuality in American society and cross-culturally, with consideration to the role of gender in structuring identity, male/female interaction, and constraints on expanding opportunities.

Annie Tuttle, Sociology