Director: Martha Jane Brazy (251) 460-7540
Department of Gender Studies web site:
The Gender Studies Program offers a minor in the interdisciplinary study of contemporary and historical gender theory and gender issues on a global level. The program allows students to acquire depth of knowledge in specific areas of gender-related focus and gender theory, as well as a wide range of research skills and methodologies from across the disciplines. The program offers courses from eleven
departments within the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as service learning and community internship opportunities.
Gender Studies deepens students’ understanding of areas of study such as historical/cultural constructions of femininity and masculinity and their representations; sexuality; feminist theory; LGBTQ
studies; male and female physiology; gender and health, business and politics; and the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality.
The Gender Studies Program encourages students to become actively engaged in gender-focused research and its practical applications, and provides numerous opportunities for students to interact with faculty members to discuss their current research.
- Students minoring in Gender Studies must complete a total of 18 semester hours in approved courses.
- Students are required to complete two courses in the Humanities and two courses in Social Sciences.
- Minor courses must also represent four different disciplines.
- Approved Variable and Special Topics Courses that focus on gender studies can also be taken to complete the 18 semester hour requirement. For information on upcoming variable and special topics courses, consult the Director.
- GS 101 Introduction to Gender Studies.
- One 400 level course with a focus on gender studies. This can be a GS course (i.e. GS 490) or an approved 400 level course in another discipline.
Gender Studies Courses
GS 101 Introduction to Gender Studies
GS 290 Special Topics
GS 390 Special Topics
GS 490 Gender Studies Special Topics
GS 492 Gender Studies Seminar
GS 494 Directed Studies
GS 496 Internship
*Please note that there are frequent offerings in approved special topics. Check course schedule on the Gender-Studies Website.
AFR 101 Introduction to African-American Studies
EH 207 Literature and Gender
EH 480 Studies in Gender and Literature
LG 305 Studies in Gender and Writing
Social Science Courses
AN 355 Gender and Anthropology
CA 315 Gender and Communication
CJ 372 Gender and Criminal Justice
HY 343 Witchcraft and Magic in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
HY 377 African American Experiences
HY 485 History of American Feminist Movements
PSC 340 Race, Gender and Politics
PSY 485 Psychology of Gender
SY 200 Social Factors in Sexual Behavior
SY 220 Marriage and the Family
SY 418 Advanced Family Studies
SY 428 Gender and Society
Natural Science Course
BLY 215 Human Genetics
Fine Arts Course
ARH 480 Women in Art
AIS 315 Women's Issues in the Workplace and Community
AIS 320 Cultural Diversity
HS 463 Human Sexuality: Some Health Education Perspectives
For a description of these courses, please refer to the appropriate departments. For further information about the program contact Dr. Martha Jane Brazy, Gender Studies Program, Department of History, HUMB 344, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002. Phone (251) 460-7540; FAX: (251) 460-6750; E-mail address:
DESCRIPTION OF ALL GENDER STUDIES (GS) COURSES
College of Arts and Sciences