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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015


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.   
  1. Students minoring in Gender Studies must complete a total of 18 semester hours in approved courses.
  2. Students are required to complete two courses in the Humanities and two courses in Social Sciences.
  3. Minor courses must also represent four different disciplines.
  4. 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.
  5. GS 101 Introduction to Gender Studies.
  6. 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.    
Humanities Courses   

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    

Other Courses   

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:


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