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Welcome to the minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of West Georgia!

This interdisciplinary minor provides a humanities-based forum for examining gender and sexuality in global cultures. Students in the minor learn about—and challenge their understandings of—topics such as LGBTQ sexual diversity, gender differences across cultures, and how femininity and masculinity have changed over time. Courses in the minor focus on representations of gender and sexuality across the arts, history, media, languages, and social sciences.

requirements

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Minor Requirements

The Gender and Sexuality Studies minor requires 15 credit hours from the following:

  • One required course: XIDS 2100: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies (3 hours)
  • Elective courses: courses approved for minor credit* (12 hours)
    • Electives must be approved by the program director, and must be from at least two different disciplines. No more than three elective credits (3 hours) can be at the 2000 level, and at least three elective credits (3 hours) must be at the 4000 level.
  • To declare a minor, please submit the declaration form.
  • Please contact Dr. Matt Franks if you have any questions: mfranks@westga.edu.

Courses

Resources

Click on the links below to visit organizations of interest to the Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of West Georgia and in the surrounding area. 

Currently Offered Courses

The following are currently offered courses that count toward the Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor. Please email Matt Franks, mfranks@westga.edu, if you think a class should be an approved minor course that is not listed here.

Spring 2023

  • ENGL 2190: Literature by Women (MW 12:30-1:45pm, Rebecca Harrison) CRN 10888
  • ENGL 4000: Women and the Novel (MW 12:30-1:45 pm, Laura Miller) CRN 10950
  • ENGL 4109: Film As Literature: Female Directors  (MW 9:30-10:45am, Alison Umminger) CRN 10997
  • PHIL 4240: Philosophy & Ethics of Love & Sex (Fully online course, Rosemary  Kellison) CRN 13217
  • PSYC 3110: Human Sexuality (Fully online course, Micah Collin Ingle) CRN 12434
  • PSYC 4140: Psychology of Gender (TR 9:00-10:15am, Newnan Campus, Corri Johanson) CRN 12940
  • PSYC 4140: Psychology of Gender (Fully online course, Rosa Traversa) CRN 12931
  • SOCI 3603: Sociology of Gender (Fully online course, Elroi Windsor) CRN 11342
  • SOCI 3603: Sociology of Gender (Fully online course, Elroi Windsor) CRN 13132
  • SOCI 4915: Violence Against Women (Fully online course, Tiffany Parsons) CRN 12221
  • XIDS 2100: Intro to Gender Studies (MW 9:30-10:45am, Rebecca Harrison) CRN 13072

Previously Offered Courses

Approved Courses

The following is a list of courses currently approved for the minor. Not all courses are offered every semester. Many additional variable topics courses also count for the minor, if the course topic is related to gender and sexuality studies. If you feel that a course should be considered for approval, please inform the director of the minor, Dr. Matt Franks, at mfranks@westga.edu

  • XIDS 2100: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • COMM 4485: Communication & Gender
  • ENGL 2190: Literature by Women
  • ENGL 4185: Studies in Literature by Women
  • FREN 3212: Sexuality & Gender in French Cinema
  • HIST 4423: Women and Gender in the Ancient World
  • HIST 4467: Women in American History to 1890
  • HIST 4468: Women in American History Since 1890
  • PHIL 4130: Feminist Philosophy
  • PSYC 3110: Human Sexuality
  • SOCI 3603: Sociology of Gender

contact

Contact Us

Dr. Matt Franks
Director of the Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Assistant Professor of English

Email: mfranks@westga.edu
Phone: (678) 839-4875