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Gender and Sexuality Studies

Approved Elective Courses

To determine which approved courses will be offered in the next academic term open Web Adviser and look for the drop down menu next to Course Types. Click on IG (for Gender and Sexuality Studies). This will generate a complete list. To determine when any particular course will next be offered, consult with the department offering the course.

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Approved Gender and Sexuality Studies Courses - per 2022-2023 catalogue and additions made through the academic year

Note 1: There are two sections to this chart. The first list is of courses that have a specific number that is tied to the Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor. The second list is of courses that may be granted G&SS credit under a generic number. The Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies will designate these courses on a term-by-term basis.

Note 2: This list is for future planning. Be aware that courses sometimes disappear from this list because departments decide to replace them with something else. Be assured that if you have already taken a course that disappears from this list it will still count for G&SS credit.

Course Number

Course Name

 Approved Elective Courses - Unique Course Numbers

 AH 316 Realism and Impressionism
 BA 420 Investing in Black and Women Entrepreneurs
 CL 226 Women in the Christian Tradition
 CL 329 Women in Greece and Rome
 DR 370 Queer Theatre and Film
 ED 344 Race, Class and Gender in Education
 EN 206 Major Writers: Gender, Culture & Madness
 EN 372 Modern Poetry: Poetry in Public
 EN 389 Seminar in Literature and Gender
 EN 489 Seminar in Literature and Gender
 FR 375 Women's Voices in the Francophone World
 GR 358 Sexual Politics in German Drama
 HS 216 Queer History
 HS 329 Women in Greece and Rome
 HS 330 Gender, Race & Class in Modern Europe
 HS 389 Gender and Power in Modern Africa
 HS 390 Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
 HS 397 / HS223D Women and Gender in the Middle East
 HS 416 Sex and the City
 HS 419 Medieval Bodies
 HS 478 Global Histories of Sexuality
 ML 309 Gender, Peace and Justice in East Asia
 ML 324 Representations of Women in Premodern Chinese Literature
 PL 232 Philosophical Perspectives: Gender and Nature
 PL 306 Ethics of Race and Gender
 PL 337 Philosophy and Feminism
 PS 364 International Relations through Non-Western Lenses
 PY 256 Psychology of Gender
 PY 270 Gender, Culture and Madness
 SC 204 The Family
 SC 210 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies (Required for the minor)
 SC 221 Sociology of Race, Class, and Gender
 SC 340 Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies
 SC 341 Independent Study in Gender and Sexuality Studies
 SC 361 Social Inequality
 SC 366 Sociology of Sexuality
 SC 368 Masculinities
 SC 403 Gender and Sexuality Studies Practicum
 SC 421 Seminar: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality
 SC 430 Seminar: Gender and Justice
 SN 335 Contemporary Spanish Literature: 1975 to the Present
 SN 336 Rewriting the Self: Women's Literature in Contemporary Spain
 SN 361 Civilization and Barberism in Argentine Literature
 SN 365 Latin American Essay and Early Cultural Studies
 SN 370 Nineteenth-Century Latin American Novel
 SN 373 Literature and Identity Politics in Peru
 SN 380 Modernismo
 TH 211 Women in the Christian Tradition
 TH 248 American Feminist Theologies
 TH 329 Medieval Women Authors
 WR 322 Gendered Rhetoric
 WR 351 Art of the Essay: Women Writers

 Elective Courses with Generic Course Numbers Granted Gender and Sexuality Studies Credit with Director Approval (Note G&SS titles in italics)

 DR 362 Special Topics in Dramatic History  (Contemporary Women Playwrights)
 EN 201 Major Writers: English Literature (Bad Men in British Literature)
 EN 307 Seminar in Medieval Literature (Medieval Passion)
 EN 337 Seminar in 18th Century Literature (Jane Austin's Economics: Sex, Death, and Power in Georgian England
 EN 367 Topics in American Literature
 EN 383 Seminar in Modern literature (Radicals and Pretenders: Bohemianism in Modern Literature)
 PS 352 Gender, Human Rights and Conflict
 PY 418 Research Seminar in Psychology (Sex and Sexuality)
 PY420  Applied Special Topics in Psychology (LGBTQ and Religious Issues)
 SC 349 Special Topics in Sociology (Violence Against Black Bodies;  Beyonce and Hot Girls of Summer)
WR 386 Special Topics in Rhetoric (The Rhetoric of Race, Class and Gender; The Rhetoric of Resistance in Women's Writing)

Study Abroad

Some study abroad programs offer the opportunity to take gender and sexuality studies course work.  For example, in the past several years, the Copenhagen program has offered, Human Trafficking in Global Context, Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia, Gender Perspectives on Human Rights, Women. Art and Identity, and Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe.

Review this list of study abroad courses that are approved for Gender and Sexuality Studies minor credit when you consider where to apply and when selecting courses once you are accepted. Please note the Loyola equivalents that are associated with each course (right most column, LUM OIP equivalent). This is important to (a) avoid registering for a course that you have already taken and (b) to secure credit from a relevant department when LUM OIP equivalent says, “Needs chair approval.” Please remember that Loyola University Maryland has no control over when the courses are taught.

Large universities (Copenhagen, Cork, Melbourne, New Castle) may offer additional courses that will qualify for Gender and Sexuality Studies minor credit.  Students, please follow the instructions for qualifying a course from another institution for gender studies credit.  This is an important step to ensure that each course has the appropriate gender content and that you do not duplicate a course that you have already taken at Loyola.  

"Legacy" courses

Course numbers and course titles sometimes change. The following information pertains to courses that have received gender and sexuality studies credit.

*Previously approved courses taken prior to F2020 will be honored for the classes of 2021, 2022, 2023: Py353: Contemporary Issues in Psychology.

Current as of February 2022.