Sexuality and Gender Studies
215, 315 Topics in Sexuality and Gender Studies
(3 s.h.) Special topics in sexuality and gender studies include but are not limited to studies in masculinities, bisexuality, sexual consumerism, research issues and methods in sexuality and gender studies, sexuality and the schools, constructions of sexual minority male and female cultures, religion and sexuality, ethnicity and sexuality. This course may count as an elective towards the completion of a major in Sociology.
226 Culture and Wellness: Understanding Access
(3 s.h.) Students examine intersections of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability and class as it impacts access to wellness. Beginning qualitative research and practical experience with a local Global Information System will engage students in an examination of community stratification relative to food security and economic resources. This course counts as a select elective towards the completion of a major in Sociology.
245 Gender and Sport
(3 s.h.) Conversations will guide class explorations regarding current and historical performance, participation, and politics in sport relative to gender, sexual orientation, class and race. Special emphasis will be placed on women’s sport experience. Cross listed as WS 245.
261 Sexual Minorities
(3 s.h.) Students examine sexual minority culture. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transpersons’ experiences will be explored utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. Discussion topics will include civil rights, access to education, ethnicity, religion, health and other bio-psycho-social cultural issues. Course work will include understanding and reflecting on our heterocentric culture while examining select theories in sexual identity development, gender variance and sexual orientation. This course counts as an elective towards the completion of a major in Sociology or a major in Anthropology/Sociology.
263 Dimensions of Human Sexuality
(3 s.h.) Students are provided opportunities to develop a level of sexual literacy. Scholarly inquiry will aid personal decisions regarding sexuality while building awareness of the institutional and cultural factors that affect policy and cultural ideologies relative to gender and sexuality. Research efforts that apply critical examination skills will be honed as students explore topics such as intimacy, assertiveness, internet dating and sexual consumerism
318 Trans Communities
(3 s.h.) Students are provided with an opportunity to explore and better understand those identified (by self or by other) with a gender variance outside of the binary constructs of male and female. An examination of the history, biology, theory, and psycho-social-cultural ideologies that frame the lives of this subset of sexual minorities will guide the student’s reading, discussion and research. This course counts as an elective in the Sociology major. *Prerequisite: SGS 263 or SGS 261 or instructor permission.
338 Theories in Sexuality and Gender Studies
(3 s.h.) Students are provided an opportunity to examine select theoretical frames that inform the study of sexuality and gender. Beginning with a variety of readings in gender, LGBT and queer theories, students will discuss and research scholarly works and engage in discourse about the intersections and contributions of each as they inform the field of sexuality and gender studies. This course counts as a select elective towards the completion of a major in Sociology. *Prerequisite: SGS 263 or SGS 261 or instructor permission.