Current Women and Gender Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies Minor (18 hours)
APSU Catalog Entry for Women's and Gender Studies Minor or Women's and Gender Studies Minor Checklist
Women’s and 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.
Courses for Women's and Gender Studies - Summer and Fall 2020
HHP 4080: Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality (3 credits) CRN: 1210 (WEB)
The focus is on the human or personal aspect of sexuality. Emphasis is placed on attitudes, emotions, and behavior patterns as related to the development of healthy sexual lifestyles rather than on the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system. Students are encouraged to integrate their own life experiences with the academic materials. Taught by Lisa Lewis, Health & Human Performance.
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. Taught by Melissa Gomez, Health & Human Performance.
WGS 2050: Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies (3 credits) (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. Taught by Jill Eichhorn, Women’s & Gender Studies (CRN: 2733) and Beatrix Brockman, Women’s &Gender Studies (CRN: 2986).
AAST 340G: African American Literature (3 credits) CRN: 2748 (Virtual Online Meetings)
Selected readings in African American literature with an emphasis on different critical approaches to literature. Taught by Paula White, Languages & Literature, 2:20-3:45, T/TH.
COMM 4450: Mass Media and Women (3 credits) CRN: 3706 (WEB)
Historical overview of women reporters and managers in U.S. media; examination of current portrayals of women and men in media news, entertainment and advertising; discussion of research into the influence of these portrayals on audience attitudes. Taught by Amy Ritchart, Communications.
HHP 3450: Health of Special Populations (3 credits) CRN: 2408
See above for course descriptions. Taught by Melissa Gomez, Health & Human Performance, 8:00-9:25, TR.
HIST 4670: Women in American History (3 credits) CRN: 1545 (WEB)
This course is a study of the causes, motivations, results and memories of the American Civil War. It is a reading intensive course that offers students the ability to interact with primary sources, as well as some of the best historical works on the Civil War. Taught by Minoa Uffelman, History.
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 will be emphasized. Taught by Nicolette Tomaszewski, Psychology.
POLS 4330: Women and the Law (3 credits) CRN: 1749
Examination of how laws apply to women and when women are treated differently than men: 14th amendment, the Equal Pay Act, sexual harassment, privacy, and domestic violence. Taught by Julia North, Political Science, 12:45-2:10, TR.
SOC 3070: Families Across Cultures (3 credits) CRN: 3792
Cross-cultural, multicultural, and historical influences on family functions, structures, and behaviors; focusing on the recognition and understanding of cultural similarities and differences. Taught by Jonniann Butterfield, Sociology, TBA.
SOC 3080: Gender and Sexualities (3 credits) CRN: 3753
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, TBA.