LGBT 2000 / WGST 2030: Introduction to LGBT Studies

(required for LGBTQ Certificate)

Nathan Alexander Moore

TTh 3:30pm-4:45pm

HLMS 267

Investigates the social and historical meanings of racial, gender, and sexual identities and their relationship to contemporary lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender communities. A&S Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences

LGBT 4400 / WGST 4400: Transgender Studies

Nathan Alexander Moore

TTh 12:30pm-1:45pm ECON 205

Examines theories, methods and debates in the emerging field of transgender studies. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives, examines transgender identities, communities and political movements in different historical and cultural contexts. Focuses on crosscutting issues that shape transgender subjectivities, with special attention given to how transgender movements negotiate race, class, sexuality, labor, culture and nation. Same as WGST 5400 and LGBT 4400 and LGBT 5400.

ARAB 3410 / WGST 3410: Gender, Sexuality and Culture in the Modern Middle East

Naseem Surhio

TTh 3:30pm-4:45pm

HLMS 263

Examines the issues of gender and sexuality in the modern Middle East and North Africa from the colonial period to the present, focusing on how feminist movements, Arab women's writing, and constructions of gender and sexuality have been shaped by local, national and international factors. Taught in English. Same as WGST 3410.

CLAS 2100 / WGST 2100: Gender & Sexuality in Ancient Greece

Samuel Kindick

MWF 11:15am-12:05pm

HUMN 125

Examines evidence of art, archaeology and literature of Greek antiquity from a contemporary feminist point of view. Focuses on women's roles in art, literature and daily life. No Greek or Latin required. A&S Gen Ed: Diversity- Global Perspective, Arts & Humanities

CLAS 2110 / WGST 2110: Gender & Sexuality in Ancient Rome

Zachary Herz

TTH 11am-12:15pm HLMS 201

Uses art, archaeology, and literature to study, from a contemporary feminist point of view, the status of women in works of Roman art and literature, the development of attitudes expressed toward them, and their daily life. No Greek or Latin required. A&S Gen Ed: Diversity- Global Perspective, Arts & Humanities

ENGL 3217: Topics in Gender and Sexuality: Sex in Shakespeare's Time

Dianne Mitchell

MWF 1:25pm-2:15pm EKLY E1B75

ETHN 3101: Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: Rance Gender, and Performance

Laura Malavar

TTH MWF 10:10am-11am meets remotely

ETHN 4102: Special Topics in Africana Studies: Womanist Ethics

S. N. Nyeck 

W 3:35pm-6:05pm CHEM 131

JWST 3202 / WGST 3201: Women, Gender and Sexuality in Jewish Texts and Traditions

Rebecca Wartell

TTH 2pm-3:15pm

HLMS 267

Reads some of the ways Jewish texts and traditions look at women, gender and sexuality from biblical times to the present. Starts with an analysis of the positioning of the body, matter and gender in creation stories, moves on to the gendered aspects of tales of rescue and sacrifice, biblical tales of sexual subversion and power, taboo-breaking and ethnos building, to rabbinic attitudes towards women, sexuality and gender and contemporary renderings and rereadings of the earlier texts and traditions. Same as HEBR 3202 and RLST 3202 and WGST 3201.

GRMN 4231: The Invention of Sexuality

Lauren Stone

TTH 12:30pm-1:45pm

MKNA 112

Traces the development of various concepts of sexuality, from ideas inherited from antiquity to the modern invention of homosexuality by German and Austrian sexologists and psychoanalysts, up to and including contemporary queer critiques. Students will also gain an understanding of how cultural beliefs and biases about queer sexualities are rooted in both the history of science and changing/persisting gendered norms. Explores the intersecting philosophical, literary, and ideological underpinnings of process(es) of marginalization of both women and queer sexualit(ies). Same as GRMN 5231. Taught in English.

MDST 4331 / WGST 4331: Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality in Popular Culture

Nandi Pointer

TTH 2pm-3:15pm


Studies the construction, interconnections, and replications of gender, race, class, and sexuality in popular culture and how these constructs become cultural norms and mores. Uses critical methods with a focus on producing responsible viewers and readers.

PSCI 3301 / WGST 3300: Gender, Sexuality, and U.S. Law

Madeline Mader

MWF 10:10am-11am

CLRE 207

Contemporary and historic overview of U.S. courts' treatment of sex and gender. Using the case method, examines policy issues including, but not limited to: same sex marriage and civil unions; privacy; affirmative action; abortion; reproductive technologies; and discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation in education and in the workplace. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 1101 or WGST 2000. Same as WGST 3300.

SOCY 1006 / WGST 1006: Social Construction of Sexuality

Amanda Stewart

TTH 9:30am-10:20am

HLMS 201

Discusses the social determinants of sexuality. Analyzes the economic, psychological, and cultural influences on human sexuality. Interactional perspective of human sexuality is presented. A&S Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective, Social Sciences

WGST 2020: Femininities, Masculinities, Alternatives

Shannon Leone

MWF 9:05am-9:55am

HLMS 241

Examines the construction of gender and sexual identities in the modern world. Focuses on the role of social attitudes and material circumstances in shaping how individuals understand themselves and are understood by others, as well as the actions they take to accept, negotiate and resist these pressures. A&S Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective, Social Sciences

WGST 2050: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture

Shannon Leone

MWF 10:10am-11am

HUMN 250

Explores diverse cultural forms such as film, popular fiction and non-fiction, music videos, public art, websites, blogs and zines which are shaped by, and in turn shape, popular understandings of gender at the intersections of race, class, ability, religion, nation and imperialism. A&S Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective, Arts & Humanities

WGST 3311 / PSCI 3311: Gender and U.S. Politics: Protest, Polls and Policy

Lorraine Bayard de Volo

MW 3:35pm-4:50pm

HALE 260

Provides an overview and critical examination of women as political actors within the United States. Students will examine the gendered components of citizenship, election, political office and public policy. Furthermore, students will explore the ways in which gender intersects with class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other identities in U.S. politics. Same as PSCI 3311.

WGST 4636 / HIST 4636: Lesbian and Gay History

Gregg Drinkwater

MWF 1:25pm-2:15pm

GUGG 205

Considers current theoretical approaches to the history of sexuality and traces the changing meaning of same-sex sexuality in the United States through investigation of lesbian/gay identity formation, community development, politics, and queer cultural resistance. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1015 or HIST 1025 or LGBT 2000. Same as HIST 5636 and WGST 4636.

WRTG 3020: Topics in Writing: Gender and Sexuality

Riley Bartlett

TTH 5pm-6:15pm


Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).

LGBT 3930: LGBTQ Studies Internship (3 credit hours)

Matches selected students with supervised internships in university programs and advocacy groups, local businesses, human service or government agencies. Internships will focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer issues, such as anti-violence programs, educational outreach, and civil rights initiatives. Recommended prerequisite: LGBT 2000. Please contact the Department of Women & Gender Studies (and LGBTQ Studies certificate program) for enrollment information.

LGBT 4840: Independent Study in LGBTQ Studies

Self-directed research project in LGBTQ studies supervised by a faculty member and approved by one of the Co-Directors of the LGBT Studies Certificate Program. Please contact the Department of Women & Gender Studies (and LGBTQ Studies certificate program) for enrollment information.

This list may not include all courses which satisfy the LGBTQ Studies requirement. Please contact to have additional courses be considered for the certificate.