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Women & Gender Studies

Spring 2021 Classes


ENGL 4240: Conspiracy, Espionage, and Intrigue in the Modern World

Minor Elective: The first half of the 20th century brought many global changes, from World Wars I & II, and many "firsts" in British Literature. Sample some of the best authors of this period, including women writers like Virginia Woolf and Agatha Christie. The class will focus on disguise, deception, concealment, social class, and national ideology and introduce you to some of the most memorable characters in 20th century British literature.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2130, 2235 or 2330. Waived for ENGL majors.

Jennifer Gray: Hybrid. T 9:30 - 10:50, R asynchronous.

ENGL 4712: Black Women Writers & Identity

Minor Elective: This class explores the rich, varied world of black women's writing in America from the nineteenth-century to now. It features both familiar names and new authors, from Maya Angelou to Patrisse Khan-Cullors. The stories explore a wide range of experiences including enslavement and Black Lives Matter, featuring concepts like racial passing, the one-drop rule, colorism and the classification of race in the south.

Prerequisite: ENGL 2130, 2235 or 2330. Waived for ENGL majors.

Monic Ductan: Live Stream TR 12:00 - 1:20

CJ/SOC 4540: Women and Crime

Minor Elective: An in-depth analysis of women's involvement in crime enforcement and perpetration. This class examines how societal gender norms and concepts such as "femininity" impact women as law enforcement personnel, perpetrators, and victims of crime.

Non-majors admitted two weeks after registration opens.

Nicole Cook: Face to face lecture, MWF 9:05 -10:00

SOC 3200: Sociology of Sex and Gender

Minor Elective: A sociological perspective on the development and operation of gender with emphasis on social structure and culture.

Prerequisite: SOC 1010

TNeCampus: asynchronous online