LGBT+ Courses

The following courses offered at MTSU bring a special focus to LGBT+ course material.

  • ENGL 2020: Gay and Lesbian Literature
    This course is structured thematically around the concept of “Out”—a word that holds various denotations within the gay-and-lesbian community. To begin the semester, students investigate the topic “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” (1930-1970) by (re)considering the works of Lillian Hellman, Tennessee Williams, Patricia Highsmith, Vin Packer, Ann Bannon, Lonnie Coleman, and Mart Crowley—works that paint an often negative picture of “hidden” gay-and-lesbian life between the 1930s and 1960s. This first section is also complemented by a discussion of heterosexism and homophobia, two dangerous constructs that affect LGBTs.
  • WGST 3010: Sexuality Studies
    Interdisciplinary study of sexuality within a global context, including theories of sex and sexuality and consideration of sexual identities, institutions, regulation, activism, and commerce. Prerequisites; WGST 2100 or POD.
  • WGST 3030: Topics in Sexuality
    A selected interdisciplinary subject or focus. This course studies alternate presentations of gender in different cultures around the world through history. Topic will vary each time course is taught. Prerequisites: WGST 2100.
  • WGST 4202: Lesbian Studies
    A variable-content course highlighting contributions of women to various fields and disciplines and exploring special problems which may be encountered by women.