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Fall Courses

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HONS 1301: College: Its Role in Social Change and Student Activism

TR 11:00am - 12:20pm | ENGL 317 | CRN 21978 | Dr. Dave Louis

The course is an overview, both historical and contemporary, of the impact that historically Black colleges have made on the landscape of American higher education. The course will delve into complex issues and events which, sometimes latently, affects all of higher education. Historical figures, pivotal organizations, land mark legislature, student movements, scholars, events and pertinent issues will be explored, discussed, and debated in this course.


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WGS 2300: Intro to Women's & Gender Studies

MWF 11:00am-11:50am | EDUC 001 | CRN 42290  | Prof Peso White
MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm | MCOM 75 | CRN 42219 | Dr Scott
TR 8:00am-9:20am | HH 225 | CRN 42913 | Dr Self
TR 12:30pm-1:50pm | EDUC 001 | CRN 42220 | Prof Peso White
TR 12:30pm-1:50pm | HH 150 | CRN 42354 | Dr Scott
Thursday 2:00pm-3:20pm | EDUC 001 | CRN 42221 | Prof Peso White
ONLINE | CRN 42228 | Dr Ballard
ONLINE | CRN 42229 | Dr Ballard
ONLINE | CRN 42230 | Dr Ballard

Basic survey of concepts and theories related to the study of women and to the analysis of gender roles. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.


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WGS 2300: Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies: --Fraternities, Sororities and Gender

TR 9:30am-10:50am | ENG 150 | CRN 42292 | Dr Gregory & Dr Thornton

Basic survey of concepts and theories related to the study of women and to the analysis of gender roles. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.


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WGS 2300: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: --Sexuality and Queer Feminism

TR 3:30pm-4:50pm | HH 152 | CRN 42291 | Prof Randall

Basic survey of concepts and theories related to the study of women and to the analysis of gender roles. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.


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WGS 2305: Intersectionality: Race, Class, and Gender in a Global World

ONLINE | CRN 42237

The study of women's experiences as influenced by such social statuses and identities as race, class, and global status. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences and Multicultural requirements.

What will the course cover?

#BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, #VDay, #HeforShe, #StandwithStandingRock, and other digital awareness campaigns are still active, locally and globally, in the time of COVID-19. How do we move beyond these hashtags to then work for equity on all levels of social, political and economic systems? How does our location in the global world impact our own consciousness to want to work for this change? Taking this course will provide you the space to break down and through barriers that can limit our willingness to understand, connect, and act. Using traditional readings and alternative media, this class is intended to provide you a foundation to critical thinking practices for any field of study.


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WGS 2301: Gender Development: Life Span  Perspectives - HDFS 2300

MW 9:00am-9:50am | Meats Lab 00100 | CRN 42218 | Prof Heisser
MWF 8:00am-8:50am | HUM SC 00174 | CRN 42233 | Prof Heisser

Introduction to gender role concepts and to the impact of gender and gender role systems on individual and family developmental processes. 


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WGS 3312: Gender and Communication - COMS 3334

ONLINE | CRN 42524

Examines gender in contemporary society, giving attention to gender roles, masculine and feminine communication styles, social institutions that shape gender, and everyday applications of gender in the lives of people. 


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WGS 3321: Human Sexuality a Life Span Perspective - HDFS 3321

MWF 10:00am-10:50am | MCOM 00359 | CRN 42240 | Prof Thomas-Jackson

Prerequisite: 2.5 TTU GPA. Human sexuality from a life span perspective, with emphasis on developmental, familial, and societal factors that influence individual sexuality.


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WGS 3331: Sexuality, Intimate Relations, and Family Life - SOC 3331

ONLINE | CRN 42245 | Dr Ramirez
ONLINE | CRN 42246 | Dr Ramirez

An examination of the sociology of love and intimate partnership formation; sexuality; and historical, global, and cultural variations in family life. 


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WGS 3339: Sexuality in Literature - ENGL 3339

ONLINE, Thursday 6:00pm-8:50pm | ENG 303 | CRN 42247 | Dr Batra

Representative literature focusing on gender and sexuality from various parts of the world. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. 


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ENGL 3392: African American Literature

TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm | ENGL 103 | CRN 35486 

Professor: Dr. Michael Borshuk


 
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WGS 4000: Teaching, Research, or Community Practicum

ARR | ARR | CRN 42252 

Prerequisite: 2.5 TTU GPA or consent of instructor and director. Teaching assistantships, student-initiated research experience, or community practicum. F, S.


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WGS 4301: Special Topics: Pedagogy for Social Justice 

Tuesday's 2:00pm-4:50pm | Online/Synchronous | CRN 43180| Dr. Jocelyne Scott

This course answers the question of how to educate others, and ourselves, about social justice issues in order to create better classroom experiences and bring a heightened awareness of social justice into the real world. Students can expect to leave the course with increased knowledge about social justice pedagogies informed by feminist, critical race, and disability theories, as well as a practical toolkit for speaking with a variety of audiences on urgent social issues such as the "Black Lives Matter" and "Me Too" movements.


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WGS 4302: Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior - PSY 4300

MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm | MCOM 00053 | CRN 42253 |

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of human sexual behavior from a psychological viewpoint with emphasis on contemporary research methods and findings. 


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WGS 4301: From Disney to Beyonce: Analyzing Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Popular Culture and Marketing

Monday 3:00pm-5:50pm | Online/Synchronous | CRN 42871 | Dr Popovich & Dr Scott

This class examines gender, race, and sexuality within popular culture and marketing. We will address representations of gender, race and sexuality across a variety of platforms including theoretical perspectives, film, print, digital media, advertisements, and fanfiction. Students will explore representations of masculinity and femininity in marketing and the media including: gender and racial bias and stereotypes in the portrayal of gender in film, television, internet and print media; gendered audiences and gender differences in media reception; issues of pornography and censorship, in the use of women's images in advertising and marketing; and the role of media transforming as well as perpetuating gender and racial inequality.


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WGS 4399: Women's Studies Seminar

Wednesday 3:00pm-5:50pm | ENGL 153 | CRN 42256
ONLINE | CRN 42257 | Prof Scott

A capstone course for the minor in women's studies. Extends, integrates, synthesizes, and applies women's studies knowledge.

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WGS 5340: Special Topics: Pedagogy for Social Justice 

Tuesday's 2:00pm-4:50pm | Online/Synchronous | CRN 42260 | Dr. Jocelyne Scott

This course answers the question of how to educate others, and ourselves, about social justice issues in order to create better classroom experiences and bring a heightened awareness of social justice into the real world. Students can expect to leave the course with increased knowledge about social justice pedagogies informed by feminist, critical race, and disability theories, as well as a practical toolkit for speaking with a variety of audiences on urgent social issues such as the "Black Lives Matter" and "Me Too" movements.