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 nine 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; GLBT studies; male and female physiology; gender
and health, business and politics; and others.
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
hours in approved courses.
required to complete two courses in the Humanities
must also represent four different disciplines.
and Special Topics Courses that focus on gender
can also be
taken to complete the 18 semester hour requirement.
complete at least one GS 290, Gender Studies
is a one credit course and can be repeated up
to three different semesters, for a maximum
of three credits.
Gender Studies Courses
Lecture Seminar (1 credit)
Gender Studies Special Topics
Gender and Literature
Gender and Writing
Frequent offerings in approved special topics.
Social Science Courses
and Magic in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
in Sexual Behavior
Advanced Family Studies
Natural Science Course
Women's Issues in the Workplace and Community
Gender and Communication
Some Health Education Perspectives
For a description of these
courses, please refer to the appropriate departments.
For further information about the program contact
Dr. Linda Payne, Director, Gender Studies Program,
HUMB 254, University of South Alabama, Mobile,
AL 36688-0002. Phone (251) 460-6502; FAX: (251)
460-1517; E-mail address:
of South Alabama - Mobile Alabama 36688-0002 / 1 (251) 460-6101
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