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Gender Studies Course Descriptions

GST 2300 Introduction to Gender Studies (3 semester hours) An introduction to the way gender shapes individuals, social institutions and culture. Examines gender, class, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and nationality as interactive systems. Topics include biological arguments about gender and sexuality; the cultural construction of gender; the psychology of sex roles; the ways gender shapes families, workplaces and other social institutions. (Same as SOC 2300) (3-0) Y
GST 3301 Psychology of Gender (3 semester hours) An overview of individualistic and interactional perspectives in biology, personality, and social relations. With a focus on the individual, gender in thought, emotion, personal relationships, and self-concept is explored. (Same as PSY 3324) (3-0) Y
GST 3302 Gender in Western Thought (3 semester hours) Identifies gendered approaches within the history of ideas, including philosophy, theology, and literature. Universal truths about human nature, particularly with regard to sex and gender, are located within the intellectual milieu of various writers and within the larger body of Western thought. (Same as HIST 4380 when topic is Women in Western Thought) (3-0) T
GST 3303 Gender, Society and Politics (3 semester hours) Addresses the influence of gender on the distribution of public goods and the way gender, interacting with race and class, shapes social, political, and economic institutions. Introduces students to traditional notions of rights and citizenship as conceptual underpinnings for contemporary political and legal debates (on welfare, reproductive rights, childcare, job segregation, women in the military, prostitution). (Same as SOC 3354 and GOVT 3354) (3-0) Y
GST 4379 Topics in Gender Studies (3 semester hours) May be repeated for credit up to a nine houras topics vary (9 hours maximum). (3-0) R
GST 4381 Senior Honors Research (3 semester hours) Designed for students conducting original research. Consent of instructor is required. (3-0) SR
GST 4382 Senior Honors in Gender Studies (3 semester hours) To qualify for magna or summa cum laude if the required number of hours are taken at UTD. A suitable ranking of this paper/project is required to qualify for honors. Consent of instructor is required. (3-0) SR
GST 4V80 Independent Study (1-6 semester hours) May be repeated for credit. Consent of instructor required. ([1-6]-0) R

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