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
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.
in Gender Studies must complete a total of 18
semester hours in approved courses.
required to complete two courses in the Humanities
and two courses in
must also represent four different disciplines.
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
Introduction to Gender Studies
Gender Studies Special Topics
Gender Studies Seminar
*Please note that there are frequent offerings in approved special topics. Check course schedule on the Gender-Studies Website.
Introduction to African-American Studies
Gender and Literature
Gender and Writing
Social Science Courses
Gender and Communication
Gender and Criminal Justice
and Magic in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
African American Experiences
History of American Feminist Movements
Race, Gender and Politics
in Sexual Behavior
Advanced Family Studies
Natural Science Course
Fine Arts Course
Women in Art
Women's Issues in the Workplace and Community
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: