2013 - 2014 Courses

Spring 2014

Undergraduate  |  Graduate

 

Undergraduate


African American and African Studies
4582 Special Topics in African American Literature (3)
          29533 Andrea Williams TR 9:35-10:55 Denney Hall 206
          **Cross-listed with English 4582**

Anthropology
3500 Primate Sexuality (3)
          30382 Debra Guatelli-Steinberg MWF 11:30-12:25 Arps Hall 0384

Classics
3215 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World (3)
          18003 Anna Theresa McCullough WF 2:20-3:40 Hamilton Hall 0107

Comparative Studies
2214 Introduction to Sexuality Studies (3) *highly recommended for minors; required for majors
          18423 Rita Trimble MWF 10:20-11:15 Hagerty Hall 0259  

Educational Studies: Counselor Education
4270 Love, Sex, and Relationships (3)
           13000 Rochelle L Dunn M 12:45-3:40 PAES Building A0111

English
2282 Introduction to Queer Studies(3)
          20459 Jane Huey Chuan Chen WF 9:35-10:55 University Hall 0038

4580 Special Topics in LGBTQ Literatures and Cultures (3)
           29531 Martin Ponce WF 2:20-3:40 Enarson Classroom Building 0222
           Sp 2014 Topic: "Reading Race and Sexuality"
           This course will explore intersections between race and queer sexuality as staged in literary and
           critical texts by U.S. writers of color from the 1920s to the present. What are the political and
           ethical stakes involved in reading works by racial minorities through a queer lens? How do
           portrayals of queer sexuality, desire, and eroticism interact and conflict with the politics of racial
           representation? In what ways have inter-racial and inter-generational relationships been
           theorized, politicized, and framed? How might a queer framework open up possibilities for
           cross-cultural and comparative analyses? In what ways have economic and cultural globalization
           impacted the production of queer formations both within the U.S. and in other parts of the world? 
           Possible authors include: Kazim Ali, Paula Gunn Allen, James Baldwin, Alexander Chee, Nella
           Larsen, Audre Lorde, Shani Mootoo, Cherríe Moraga, Richard Bruce Nugent, Monique Truong,
           José Garcia Villa, Craig Womack.
           Requirements: attendance, participation, presentation, short responses, one
           close-reading paper, one research paper.

4582 Special Topics in African American Literature (3)
          29533 Andrea Williams TR 9:35-10:55 Denney Hall 206
          SP14 Topic: "Beyond the Spinster: Single Women & African American Literature and Culture"
          Long before Beyoncé’s musical anthem “Single Ladies,” African American writers considered the
          lives, loves, and legacies of unmarried black women. This course will study the representations of
          single women in African American literature and culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the
          present. By examining cultural works produced for, by, and about legally unwed women, we will
          pursue questions such as these: How do racial stereotypes about black women’s sexuality
          inform cultural representations? Why do the lives of fictional heroines usually end with marriage
          or death? Is it more than coincidental that many early black women writers were either widowed
          or never married? How can we account for the late 20th-century rise of “sista girl” fiction or “chick
          lit”?

          May include the following: Toni Morrison, Paradise; Nella Larsen, Quicksand; critical readings
          from black feminist theory; studies of popular film, TV and music and more…

          **Cross-listed with AAAS 4582**

History
2630 History of Modern Sexualities (3)
          1271 Gulsah Torunoglu distance learning 

31167 Jeff Vernon T Th 3:55-5:15 University Hall 0082  
Course descriptionIn the spring and summer of 2013, the nation’s attention turned to two          fiercely contested cases pending before the United States Supreme Court – United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry.  With public debate over same-sex marriage manifesting itself in a variety of forms in traditional print and social media, little consideration was given to a broader discussion of the relationship between the government’s regulatory regime and sexuality.

This section of 2630 will explore the regulation of sex and sexuality in modern America, with comparative emphasis given to jurisdictions globally.  Structured thematically, lectures, readings, films and class discussion will investigate a number of ways sexuality has been regulated and policed by the state in modern American history, including, but not limited to: access to contraception and abortion, miscegenation laws, prostitution, sexualized violence, sexually explicit expression, laws against sodomy, immigration policy, the military’s ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals, prohibitions on blood/tissue donation, laws governing same-sex parenthood, and the regulation of same-sex marriage.  In particular, this course will introduce students to multiple theoretical frameworks for organizing the intersection of sexuality and the law.  In addition, this course will consider how government oversight and regulation facilitated second-class citizenship for sexual minorities during the twentieth century.

In lieu of a final examination, students will work throughout the semester on applying knowledge from the course to a fictional appellate court case involving the government regulation of sexuality.  The semester’s capstone event will be a student led moot court argument,
held April 8 – 10, in the Frank C. Woodside III Courtroom in Drinko Hall.

For more information, please e-mail Jeff Vernon.

3215 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World (3)
           1295 Kristina Marie Sessa T Th 9:35-10:55 Scott Lab E0024     

Human Development and Family Science
3440 Human Sexuality (3)
           *28131 Katye R Miller M 5:30-6:50 Campbell Hall 0200 one-time orientation 1/6/14
          **12202 Katye R Miller T Th Orton Hall 0110 regular class every week

5440 Human Sexuality in Context (3)
           12241 Anita June Parker T Th 12:45-2:05 Campbell Hall 0167         

Psychology
2333 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)
           29314 Fisher T Th 8-9 am TBA MANSFIELD CAMPUS
           34209 Lisa Cravens-Brown MWF 10:20-11:15 Psychology Bldg 02

4543 Psychology of Gender (3)
           26271 Lisa Cravens-Brown MWF 10:20-11:15 Psychology Bldg 02

4555 Adolescent Sexuality (3) 
          26213 Raymond Montemayor T Th 12:45-2:05 Hamilton Hall 0107

Social Work
3597 Adolescent Parenthood: International Perspectives
          13173 Staff M 8-10:45 Arps 383
          13174 Staff T 5:30-8:15 Arps 387
          13175 Staff W 2:20-5:05 Koffolt Lab 205
          31276 Ernsberger 12:30-1:50 pm T Th TBA MANSFIELD CAMPUS

5002 AIDS Survey: Facts and Issues (3)
         -0010 30344 TBA  
         -0020 30345 TBA 

5006 Sexualities, Diversity, & Social Work (3)
         13207 TBA Th 2:00-4:45 Smith Lab 1138
 
5016 Affirmative Social Work with LGBTQ Individuals, Couples, and Families (3)
          13221 Susan Saltzburg W 11:00-1:45 Evans Lab 2002
          30351 Susan Saltzburg W 5:30-8:15 Stillman Hall 0240   
 
Sociology

2340 Sex and Love in Modern Society (3)
           26559 Staff T Th 11:10-12:30 Cunz Hall 0180

3435 Sociology of Gender (3)
           30104 Staff MWF 9:10-10:05 Scott Lab N0054

5605 Sociology of Sexuality (3)
           26634 Stephanie Spears WF 11:10-12:30 Baker Systems 0198

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
2230 Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Popular Culture (3)
          27568 Katelyn Camile Hancock T TH 8-9:20 McPherson Lab 1045
          27569 Taneem Syeda Alnisa Husain T Th 9:30-10:55 Journalism Bldg 0304
          27570 Sierra Austin ONLINE

2282 Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
          27571 Jane Huey Chuan Chen WF 9:35-10:55 University Hall 0038

2305 Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspectives (3)*
          30168 Han Chen WF 2:20-3:40 Cockins Hall 0232
         *Depending on % of course focus on sexuality

3317 Women, Hollywood, and Film
          
27579 Linda Maria Mizejewski T Th 2:20-3:40 Cunz Hall 0160
          27578 Shannon Winnubst Th 2:15-5:00 University Hall 0286A

 


Graduate


Note: Only those courses taught by instructors with a Ph.D. may count toward the GIS.  Please check with the relevant department, before enrolling, if you have any questions.

Education: Teaching and Learning
7000 Sexuality in Education (3) Cross-listed with Education: PAES 7744
           28170 Mollie Blackburn T 4:30-6:50 Hayes Hall 0005

Educational Studies: Counselor Education
4270 Love, Sex, and Relationships (3)
           13000 Rochelle L Dunn M 12:45-3:40 PAES Building A0111

English
4580 Special Topics in LGBTQ Literatures and Cultures (3)
           29531 Martin Ponce WF 2:20-3:40 Enarson Classroom Building 0222

8888 Interdepartmental Seminar in Critical Theory (3)
        20550 and 20551 (combined section) Martin Ponce W 9:10 am-12:25 pm Denney Hall 0447
        Sp 14 topic: “Queer of Color/Queer Diasporic Critique”
        This seminar will focus on queer of color and queer diasporic critique as intersectional modes of   
        analysis that examine the crossings of race, sexuality, gender, class, and location, to name the
        most salient. We will track the emergence of these lines of inquiry in the important creative and
        critical interventions published during the 1970s and early 80s, particularly by women of color
        feminists and lesbians, then turn to more recent scholarly work that has elaborated a variety of
        queer of color and queer diasporic approaches to literature, film, performance, ethnography,
        activism, and other expressive and political practices.
        Possible authors include: Gloria Anzaldúa, Cathy Cohen, Samuel Delany, Qwo-li Driskill, David
        Eng, Roderick Ferguson, Gayatri Gopinath, Michael Hames-García, Grace Hong, Audre Lorde,
        Dwight McBride, Cherríe Moraga, José Muñoz, Jasbir Puar, Andrea Smith.
        Requirements: attendance, participation, presentation, annotated bibliography, final paper. 

History
7230 Sex and Gender in Late Medieval Society       
          7230-010 Christian Knudsen (from Univesity of Toronto) W 3:55-6:50 Debry Hall 0038

This graduate seminar will examine the growing body of research on sexuality and gender in the late medieval world using the life cycle as a framework. We'll look at how sexuality was legislated, understood and controlled through law, marriage, rites of passage and religion. In addition, we will examine how late medieval men and women navigated constructions of identity and gender.

Psychology
4543 Psychology of Gender (3)
           26271 Lisa Cravens-Brown MWF 10:20-11:15 Psychology Bldg 02

Social Work
5002 AIDS Survey: Facts and Issues (3)
          -0020 30343 TBA 

5006 Sexualities, Diversity, & Social Work (3)
         13207 TBA Th 2:00-4:45 Smith Lab 1138

5016 Affirmative Social Work with LGBTQ Individuals, Couples, and Families (3)
          13221 TBA W 11:00-1:45 Evans Lab 2002
          30351 TBA W 5:30-8:15 Stillman Hall 0240  
 

Sociology
4635 Men and Women in Society (3)
            26618 TBA T Th 11:10-12:30 Baker Systems 0180

5605 Sociology of Sexuality (3)
           26634 Stephanie Spears WF 11:10-12:30 Baker Systems 0198

Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
7710 Theorizing Race, Sexualities, and Social Justice (3)
           27591 Shannon Winnubst Th 2:15-5:00 University Hall 0286A 


Autumn 2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

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