Gender Studies

At UA Little Rock we offer a minor in Gender Studies, or Gender Studies courses can be a part of a degree plan for students seeking an Interdisciplinary Studies BA. Gender Studies courses are also great choices for general electives outside of your major and/or minor.

The interdisciplinary minor in Gender Studies is designed to help students understand gender roles and how they are impacted by the challenges and opportunities brought about by social, economic, political, legal, and other changes in society.  Our courses also explore the interrelationships among gender, class, and race.  The program is particularly recommended to students who plan to pursue career choices involving working with women, children, the elderly, LGBTQ, and socially disadvantaged populations.  Gender Studies courses are good foundations for graduate studies in the social sciences, humanities, law, business, or social services.

To find specific information about the requirements for the Gender Studies minor, click here.

 

Fall 2021 Gender Studies Courses

In the list below, the course designated as the Gender Studies Capstone class for Fall 2021 is in bold and marked with an *.  If you are in your final semester of gender studies coursework, you must get your capstone course pre-approved before the semester starts and preferably before you register for the course.  Email Dr. Yeaw at keyeaw@ualr.edu for more information or to get approved to take the capstone.

Instructor Course Number Course Name CRN Time Brief description
Martin, Londie GNST-2300 991/9U1 Intro to Gender Studies 62571/62572 Online Introductory course
Avra, Shannon SOCI-3333 991/9U1 Women in a Changing Society 61404/62367 Online Analysis of the socialization of women for their ascribed roles, changes in contemporary society
Avra, Shannon SOCI-3333 992/9U2 Women in a Changing Society 65036/65037 Online Analysis of the socialization of women for their ascribed roles, changes in contemporary society
Snyder, Janea HHPS 4382 990/9U0 Cultural Competence 62089/62196 Online This course is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of the importance of cultural competence in health education and community health promotion.
Lopez Ramirez, Adriana SOCI 3346-991/9U1 Family Sociology 61407/63354 Online Family dynamics for self, community, and society
Briscoe, David SOCI 3350-991/9U1 Family Violence 65040/65041 Online Abuse, neglect, and conflict within the family
Floyd, Terri HHPS 2374-990/9U0/991 Family Life & Sex Education 62085/62372 62086 Online Note: class must be upper level to count as GNST elective Study of dating, engagements, marriage, children, divorce, and sexual behavior patterns.
Thompson, Carol ACOM 3315-981/9U2 Gender Communication 64899/64900 Online *This is a 7-week course An examination of gender constructs as they influence verbal and nonverbal interaction. Topics include the ways communication in families, schools, media, and society creates and perpetuates gender roles.
Barrio Vilar, Laura ENGL 4380-1 and Grad Level 5370-4 Toni Morrison* 65937/65938 MW in SH 407 3:05-4:20pm
Yeaw, Katrina HIST 4390-2and Grad level 5390-2 Gender and Horror* 63992/65097 Tues. in RH 101 4:30- 7:10 pm
Vo, Lindsay Nguyen PSYC 3366-991/9U1 Psychology of Women 63814/63816 Online The study of the psychology of women, emphasizing the different views of women in our society, the bases of these views, and their implications for men and women.
Smith, Lawrence THEA 4340-01 Black Theater & Film* 65059 TR 1:40-2:55 pm CPA 226

 

 

Spring 2021 Gender Studies Courses

In the list below, the course designated as the Gender Studies Capstone class for spring 2021 is in bold and marked with an *.  If you are in your final semester of gender studies coursework, you must get your capstone course pre-approved before the semester starts and preferably before you register for the course.  Email Dr. Yeaw at keyeaw@ualr.edu for more information or to get approved to take the capstone.

 

Instructor Course Number Course Name CRN Time Brief description
Martin, Londie. GNST-2300 991/9U1 Intro to Gender Studies 15727/15728 Online Introductory course
Avra, Shannon SOCI-3333 990/9U0 Women in a Changing Society 12472/14309 Online analysis of the socialization of women for their ascribed roles, changes in contemporary society
Avra, Shannon SOCI-3333 991/9U1 Women in a Changing Society 15484/15485 Online analysis of the socialization of women for their ascribed roles, changes in contemporary society
Snyder, Janea HHPS 4382 990/9U0 Cultural Competence
Briscoe, David SOCI 3346-9S1 Family Sociology 10:00-10:50 MWF Family dynamics for self, community, and society
Briscoe, David SOCI 3350-9S1 Family Violence 9:25-10:40 TR Abuse, neglect, and conflict within the family
Smith, Molly CRJU 3312-9S1 Victimology TR 12:15-1:30 Victimology is the scientific study of crime victims and focuses on the physical, emotional, and financial harm victims suffer due to crime. The purpose of this course is to examine victim-offender relationships, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice system, and the connections between victims and other institutions (such as the media, advocacy groups, and government). In exploring these connections, we will address the theory, research, legislation, and policy implications related to victimization. Students are expected to read assignments, use critical thinking skills, and be able to analyze and evaluate victimization issues.
Barrio, Laura *ENGL 4370-9S1 *Slavery Narratives 17485 TR 10:50-12:05 Analysis of slave narratives and contemporary neo-slave narratives through an intersectional lense.
Delgado-Solorzano, Edma SPAN 4361– 990 SM: Groundbreaking Women 14850 Online
Erwin Raptopoulos, Kilby CRJU 3315-972 Sex Crimes 16244 Online
Floyd, Terri HHPS 2374 Family Life & Sex Education 13247 Online Note: class must be upper level to count as GNST elective
King, Kathryn ANTH 4398 ST: Anthropology of Death 18224 MWF 11-11:50 Death is one of the few true human universals. However, there is tremendous temporal and cross-cultural variation in the attitudes toward and the practices associated with death. This class explores this variation from a holistic, anthropological viewpoint incorporating concepts from cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology. Topics include medical versus social death, mourning practices, memorialization, and forms of burial. Three credit hours. Dual listed in the Graduate Catalog as ANTH 5301.

 

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