All undergraduate majors and concentrations are eligible to minor in LGBT Studies at UNT. The minor requires completion of 18 hours selected from a list of multidisciplinary academic courses, including 6 advanced hours (3000 level or higher). Courses across the curriculum address the impact of sexual attitudes and behaviors on history, politics, social arrangements, artistic and literary creation, and conceptions of the self.

Students investigate the ways in which human sexuality has been shaped by medical and scientific discourse, economic imperatives, philosophy, religion, law, politics, art, visual culture and literature. The LGBT Studies steering committee meets annually to evaluate course offerings to be included in the minor.

To find out more about the program, please email lgbtprogram.unt.edu, or talk to Dr. Mark Vosvick, department of psychology, in Terril Hall. To sign up for the LGBT minor, talk to your college advisor about being part of the program. 

*Courses listed are subject to availability and may change without notice. Please meet with an advisor to ensure credit will be given for courses taken. Email us if there are any other courses that should be included. 

Registration Dates

Fall Listings 2018

 

AGER

4750  

Sexuality & Aging 

AEAH

4812

Modernism and the Visual Arts 1890-1945 

AEAH

5800

Art History Methods

COMM

4140

Gender and Communication

COMM

4540

Communication Theories of Sexuality 

ENGL

3430

British Literature to 1780

ENGL

3440

Radical Women of Albion: British Women's Literature of the 20th Century

ENGL

3910

Special Studies in Literture

ENGL

4433

Special Seminar in Literature or Language 

HLTH

2200

Family, Life and Human Sexuality 

JOUR

4250/5210

Race, Gender and the Media 

PSYC

4300/5300

Psychosocial Issues in HIV/AIDS

PSYC

4470

Psychology and Sexual Behavior 

PSYC 

4849

Topics in Psychology

SOCI

4250

Gender and Society 

 

Summer Listings 2018

JOUR 4250 Race, Gender and the Media
JOUR 5210 Race, Gender and the Media
PSYC 4470 Psychology and Sexual Behavior
PSYC 4670 Behavioral & Biopsychosocial Challenges within LGBT Communities
SOCI 4240 Sociology of Sexuality
SOCI 4250 Gender and Society

Full Listing of Courses

AGER   4750   Sexuality & Aging  One of the most pervasive myths of aging is that older people are non-sexual. This course challenges popular stereotypes and examines sexual attitudes, activity and behavior as people age. In addition to common social beliefs and attitudes that may affect the opportunity for sexual expression among older adults, biological changes and sexual response are explored, as are other aspects of intimacy important to aging individuals.
AEAH 4812 Modernism and the Visual Arts 1890-1945  Explores the relationship of works of “modern” visual art, including their development, interpretation, and use, as well as historical, social and cultural conditions of “modernity” in Europe and North and South America, ca. 1890–1945.
AEAH 5800 Art History Methods  
COMM 4140 Gender and Communication Exploration of the connections between gender, rhetoric and public culture. Analyzing rhetorical constructions of gender in American discourses including politics, race and sexuality, in contexts that include public protests, speeches, movies, poetry, television and music.

COMM

4540 Communication Theories of Sexuality  Examines the ways in which sexuality is constituted through (public) discourses. Uses critical theories to investigate rhetorics that sustain multiple and intersecting sexual identities and gender performances, and apply to everyday experiences with popular culture. Topics addressed include the rhetorical construction and disciplining of heteronormativity, homonormativity, heterosexual and queer sexualities, as well as performances of masculinity and femininity.
ENGL 3430 British Literature to 1780 A broad survey of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the late-18th century; includes the study of a variety of literary genres and traditions.
ENGL 3440 Radical Women of Albion: British Women's Literature of the 20th Century A broad survey of British and Anglophone literature from the Romantic period to the present; includes the study of a variety of literary genres, movements and traditions.
ENGL 3910 Special Studies in Literture Selected major authors, significant literary periods, thematically related literary works or topics of interest.
ENGL 3911 Topics in British Literature  Consideration of genres, themes, movements, authors and their relationship to the cultural contexts of the age.

ENGL

4433

Special Seminar in Literature or Language  Study of a major author, topic or genre in literature or language that extends the scope of traditional offerings. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. May be used to fulfill a requirement for the Jewish studies minor when taught as “The Bible as Literature.”
HIST 3770 Ancient and Medieval Women, Gender, and Sexuality  Study of women, gender and sexuality in ancient and medieval civilization, approached through primary sources from the Ancient Near East (including the Hebrew Bible), Greece, Rome, early Christianity and the Middle Ages.
HIST 4470 U.S. Women Since 1900 Women’s daily lives, work and modern feminism; differences and divisions among women.
HIST 4460 History of Sexualities  How concepts about sexuality changed and how sexuality relates to ideologies, identities and major trends like nation-building, the Enlightenment, slavery, capitalism, imperialism, urbanization and professionalism.
HIST 4461 Gender, Race, Class and Policy since WWII Topical survey of United States history since 1941. Focuses on the interplay among identities, ideologies and policies. Identities focus foremost on gender, race and class while themes include (1) the roles of media, economics, public figures, and activists; (2) the relationships among government, business, and the general public; (3) the federal government’s expansion; and (4) U.S. interaction with the rest of the world.
HIST 4310 Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe  Covers the mid-16th to late 18th centuries; controversies generated by women’s political influence, forces shaping masculinity and femininity, regulation of sexual behavior, and the impact of sexuality on individual identities before 19th-century psychologists articulated the notion of sexual orientation.

HLTH

2200  Family, Life and Human Sexuality  Emphasizes issues related to sexual health from historical, physiological, psychological, social and cross-cultural perspectives. Incorporates a multicultural, multiethnic perspective on human sexuality, reflecting the diversity of sexual experiences in our society and world.

JOUR

4250/5210 Race, Gender and the Media  Students critically analyze media portrayals of race, gender, sexuality and class and learn to use scholarly research methods to evaluate them. Students examine historical and modern patterns in news media, advertising, television, film, video gaming, popular music, and other mass media. Discussion and writing are major components to this class.
PSCI 3140 LGBT Politics  Explores the development and the political implications of the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States, with a goal toward understanding the role of this movement in pluralistic, contemporary political life.

PSYC

4670/5670 Biopsychosocial Issues in LGBT Populations  Understanding the health-related behaviors and psychosocial factors associated with sexual minorities (LGBT: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), primarily in the U.S. Designed for healthcare workers, educators, service providers and individuals who work with or are interested in LGBT communities.

PSYC

4300/5300 Psychosocial Issues in HIV/AIDS Examination of the psychosocial factors that are related to health-related behaviors in both healthy people and people living with HIV/AIDS. Prepares students who expect to pursue careers in health service fields (e.g.psychologists, physicians, biologists, dentists, etc.) to be conscious of issues that HIV-positive people face daily. Students interested in HIV/AIDS as a social phenomenon are encouraged to enroll.
PSYC 4470 Psychology and Sexual Behavior  Impact of psychosocial factors on development and expression of human sexuality.
PSYC  4849 Topics in Psychology This course, is designed to explore racial diversity concepts through highly interactive class discussions, group tasks, key readings, and application to current, local and national affairs. Course content will be ground in psychological theory and research, and historical understanding of how race has been socially constructed and situated in the US. 

MRTS

4530 Gender and Sexuality in the Horror Film Examines the history of the horror film, focusing on issues related to how the genre configures gender and sexuality.

MRTS

4540 Lesbian, Gay and Queer Film and Video Examines the representation of lesbian, gay and queer characters and concerns throughout the history of American film.
SOCI 4240 Sociology of Sexuality  Sexuality and how it is perceived, defined and experienced in the context of society. Course explores sexuality as a social and historical construction and focuses on how sexuality influences our lives as reflected in social norms, attitudes and beliefs, and through public and private policies and practices.
SOCI 4250 Gender and Society  Analyzes gender as a major social institution which intersects with all other institutions, especially the family, work, religion, politics and education. Stresses programs to change the unequal treatment of women and men in these areas. Surveys contemporary changes and cultural variability in gender role definitions.
SPAN 4430 Sexualities in Contemporary Spanish Cinema  Study of sexualities in contemporary Spanish cinema in the light of the socio-political and historical context of Spain, carried out in relation to topics such as gender, identity, class, politics, feminism.
THEA 4380 LGBTQA Theatre This course examines contemporary plays and performance art with a concentration in LGBTQA performance and production. We will back up the timeline of these plays to the early twentieth century, and see it progress over the decades and into today. We will specifically examine significant plays, playwrights, and the theatre groups that produced those plays. The course is geared towards those interested in both theatrical production and criticism. This is a genre within theatre of the oppressed, which dictates how we approach this art. Therefore, in addition to script and production analysis, we will discuss aesthetic autonomy, political actions and ramifications, social and cultural contexts, current events, and sociological identities and roles.