LGBT Courses

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LGBT & Gender Courses

There are a variety of courses offered at UGA that examine LGBT issues. Here are a few:

DRAM 4300/6300 : Queer Theatre & Film
Faculty Contact: George Contini
Offered: Spring/Fall
Notes: 3 credits; Permission of Department (contact instructor); Upper level undergraduate/Graduate
level class; Qualifies for Women's Studies Certificate

 

EADU 6000 : Special Topics: LGBTQ Issues in Organizational Settings (Schools & Work)
Faculty Contact: Bob Hill
Offered: Summer (often at Gwinnett) Through Session
Notes: 3 credits; Permission of Department (contact instructor); Upper level undergraduate/Graduate
level class; Qualifies for Women's Studies Certificate

 

EADU 8610 : Trends/Issues in Education: Queer Theory
Queer Theory in Adult Education
Faculty Contact: Bob Hill
Offered: Periodic (based on need and enrollment)
Notes: 3 credits; Permission of Department (contact instructor); Upper level undergraduate/Graduate
level class; Qualifies for Women's Studies Certificate

 

PSYC 3100 : LGBT Psychology
Notes: This course will cover various topics related to LGBT psychology, including major theoretical perspectives, identity development, minority stress/stigma, trans issues, and mental/physical health. 

Faculty Contact: Tony Pertuzzella

Offered: Fall 2017 

Prerequisites: 
Permission of Department (contact instructor) and completion of PSYC 3260 (Human Sexuality) OR some other related course (e.g., women's/gender studies course).

 

WMST 4690 : History of Sexuality
Notes: Examining the phenomenon of sexuality historically opens up rich questions about the motors of change over time, the nature of power, the limits of social variation, and even about knowledge itself. We use this subject matter to consider historical method and to analyze, research, communicate and persuade in written work.

Prerequisites: 

WMST 4010/6010 or Permission of Department

 

WMST 3010 : Critical Feminist Readings
Faculty Contact: Dr. Nichole Ray
Offered: Fall 2016
Notes: This class teaches how to engage historical, theoretical, artistic, and political texts dealing with women and gender.  It is an interdisciplinary course and as such it aims to increast students' skills in critically reading and responidn to women's life and oral histories, memoir, and the novel.  Topics will include feminist critical thinking, media literacy and criticism, and text interpretation. 

 

WMST 7060: Black Women's Narratives
Faculty Contact: Dr. Nichole Ray

Offered: Fall 2016

Note: Theoretical and methodological issues in the study and use of black women's narratives. The course also focuses on how gender, ethnicity, culture, class, and socio-historical context are reflected in various kinds of narrative texts.
Prerequisites: 
WMST 6010 or Permission of Department

 

WMST 3250 : The Gendered Politics of Food
Faculty Contact: Dr. Cecilia Herles
Offered: Summer 2016
Notes: The Course will examine how food and food systems are connected to issues of social injustice.  Throughout the course, student will be encouraged to think critically about the politics of food, and to apply course knowledge to create positive social change through service-learning.  Topics of intrest that will be coed in the coures may inclue: women's material, socio-cultural and corporeal relationships with food, local and global food systems, practices and policies in food production and consumption, food deserts, food swamps, food insecuity, food waste, environmental health, and environmental racism. 

 

WMST 4041W : Feminist Theories 

Faculty Contact: Dr. Cecilia Herles
Offered: Fall 2016

Note: The historical origins, philosophical assumptions, and political implications of contemporary feminist theories, including conservative, liberal, radical and ecological feminist theories.

 

WMST 2300 : Intro to LGBTQ Studies

Faculty Contact: Dr. Chris Cuomo

Offered: Fall 2016

Note: Literature, memoir, and readings from various disciplines on LGBTQ history, politics, health, philosophies, and cultures. Understanding sexualities as historical, personal, and political, we will critically engage homophobia, heterosexism, and oppressions within LGBTQ communities. Highlighting African American, Asian American, Latina American, and Native American cultures, the course also incorporates international and transnational perspectives.

 

WMST 4120/6120: Gender and Music Video
Faculty Contact: Dr. Susan Thomas

Offered: Fall 2016

Note: Examination of music videos from the 1980s until the present. Music videos will be treated as texts from which we can glean cultural understanding as well as explore new ways of analyzing aesthetic communication and musical meaning.
Prerequisites: 
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third or fourth year standing of POD
Graduate prerequisite: WMST 4010/6010 or permission of department
 

 

WMST 4310/6310: Sex, Politics, Science, & Reproduction
Faculty Contact: Dr. Kelly Happe

Offered: Fall 2016

Note: Examination of the science, lived experience, and politics of sexed and gendered bodies. Topics include feminist critiques of sex differences research and evolutionary theory, the role of rhetorical language in the biological sciences, the history of obstetrics and midwifery, race and reproductive justice, the politics of infertility and prenatal genetic testing, ecology and maternal body, and the science and medicine of sex, gender, and sexuality.

 

WMST 8250: Special Topics Seminar in Women's Studies - Gender, Consumption, and Popular Culture
Faculty Contact: Dr. Tobin

Offered: Fall 2016

Note: This course will focus on women’s use of media and their consumption of contemporary popular culture. The course will have a strong emphasis on social theory and will deal with the politics of consumption. We will explore new media (Instagram, Facebook, twitter, gaming, etc.) as sites where women struggle for agency, work to forge meaning in a pre-packaged world, and create alternative sites of resistance to dominant mass-produced culture.

Contact Us

706-542-4077
​lgbtrc@uga.edu

221 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602

 

Meg Evans, Director
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J. Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator
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Ciera Durden, Graduate Assistant
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Lee Fowler, Administrative Associate 
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