Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies (FGSS)Arts and Sciences

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FGSS 1103

We enact gender. For the past quarter century, feminist thought has called into question the biological and cultural determinations of gender by thinking about gender through the lens of performance. This ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17542FGSS 1103  SEM 101

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FGSS 1104

"Women don't fit well into a trench coat and slouch hat," Marilyn Stasio has observed, yet female detectives can be found solving crimes and busting bad guys across media. Drawing from TV, film, fiction ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17624FGSS 1104  SEM 101

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FGSS 2010

Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program focused on understanding the impart of gender and sexuality on the world around us and on the power hierarchies that structure ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6268FGSS 2010  LEC 001

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FGSS 2140

Examines the structural and functional differences between the sexes. Emphasizes mechanisms of mammalian reproduction; where possible, special attention is given to studies of humans. Current evidence ... view course details

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  • 16801FGSS 2140  LEC 001

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FGSS 2350

How does literary language depict the experience of physical suffering? Can a poem or a novel palliate pain, illness, even the possibility of death? From darkly comic narratives of black plague and accounts ... view course details

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  •  9330FGSS 2350  LEC 001

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FGSS 2421

An introduction to the anthropology of sex, sexuality and gender, this course uses case studies from around the world to explore how the worlds of the sexes become gendered.  In ethnographic, ethnohistorical ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2421

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6464FGSS 2421  LEC 001

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  •  6465FGSS 2421  DIS 201

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  •  6466FGSS 2421  DIS 202

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  • 18448FGSS 2421  DIS 203

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  • 18449FGSS 2421  DIS 204

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FGSS 2780

We experience our bodies as so much a part of who we are that we take them for granted. Yet the way we think about the body has a history of its own. This class looks at how the idea of "the body" gets ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2780LGBT 2780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15916FGSS 2780  LEC 001

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FGSS 3331

Examines the new cinemas of Southeast Asia and their engagement with contemporary discourses of gender and sexuality. It pays special attention to the ways in which sexuality and gendered embodiment are ... view course details

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  •  9355FGSS 3331  LEC 001

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FGSS 3470

This course examines the experiences and representations of Asian American women from the mid-19th century to the present. It explores the lives and contexts of immigrant women and of women born in the ... view course details

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  • 17798FGSS 3470  LEC 001

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FGSS 3505

Blaxploitation films of the 1970s are remembered for their gigantic Afros, enormous guns, slammin' soundtracks, sex, drugs, nudity, and violence. Never before or since have so many African American performers ... view course details

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  • 16349FGSS 3505  LEC 001

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FGSS 3540

Using written and visual biographies as a starting point, this class follows African and African American women in the fashion industry to explore perceptions of beauty, race, gender and class. Contemporary ... view course details

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  • 16821FGSS 3540  SEM 101

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FGSS 3550

"My existence is a scandal," Oscar Wilde once wrote, summing up in an epigram the effect of his carefully cultivated style of perversity and paradox. Through their celebration of "art for art's sake" and ... view course details

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  • 15952FGSS 3550  LEC 001

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FGSS 3990

Individual study program intended for juniors and seniors working on special topics with selected reading or research projects not covered in regularly scheduled courses. Students select a topic in consultation ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6269FGSS 3990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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FGSS 4000

This senior seminar constitutes the culmination of the FGSS major-it provides a unique opportunity to come together with all the other FGSS seniors to both put to use what has been learned and explore ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6744FGSS 4000  SEM 101

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FGSS 4040

This seminar examines both feminist art criticism and the work of women artists from antiquity to the present. We consider the works of the most prominent women artists from each period in relation to ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 4610

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7158FGSS 4040  SEM 101

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FGSS 4220

Over the centuries New York State has been the site of activity for a great many women of consequence. This course is a one-semester survey of the past and present activities and contributions of rural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: STS 4221

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15649FGSS 4220  SEM 101

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FGSS 4270

In A Theory of Parody, Linda Hutcheon defines parody broadly as "repetition with critical difference, which marks difference rather than similarity." Taking a cue from Hutcheon, we will consider parody ... view course details

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  • 15852FGSS 4270  SEM 101

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FGSS 4460

Examines the changing economic roles of women and men in the labor market and in the family. Topics include a historical overview of changing gender roles, the determinants of the gender division of labor ... view course details

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  • 16224FGSS 4460  LEC 001

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FGSS 4491

Feminist approaches to questions in metaphysics, epistemology, language, and value theory. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 4490

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16805FGSS 4491  SEM 101

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FGSS 4640

The primary emphasis of this discussion seminar is the historical development of gendered identities and the fluid manner in which different Middle Eastern communities responded to shifting ideas of sexuality, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 4642NES 4642

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15608FGSS 4640  SEM 101

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FGSS 4740

In this seminar students will investigate the emergence of feminism in art and theory and subsequent reactions of relevant artists and theorists to that movement. These developments will be discussed in ... view course details

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  • 16396FGSS 4740  SEM 101

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FGSS 4801

This course traces the genealogies and animating debates in black queer studies. Attentive to the relationship between black feminist criticism and black queer theory, this class proceeds with an understanding ... view course details

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  • 17351FGSS 4801  SEM 101

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FGSS 4876

Liberal feminists and political theorists argue that sentiments such as compassion and empathy have the capacity to alert us to suffering, injustice, and oppression, and thus incite transformative political ... view course details

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  • 16943FGSS 4876  SEM 101

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FGSS 4945

The course examines how postcolonial African writers and filmmakers engage with and revise controversial images of bodies and sexuality-genital cursing, same-sex desire, HIV/AIDS, genital surgeries, etc. ... view course details

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  • 17063FGSS 4945  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

FGSS 4990

To graduate with honors, FGSS majors must complete a senior thesis under the supervision of an FGSS faculty member and defend that thesis orally before an honors committee. To be eligible for honors, students ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6462FGSS 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 18598FGSS 4990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Warner, S

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FGSS 4992

This seminar considers the points of intersection between theories of affect, emotion, and sexuality in recent queer and feminist thought, and the set of critical and cultural developments that has come ... view course details

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  • 16949FGSS 4992  SEM 101

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FGSS 4994

This course will address the 2014-15 Society for Humanities theme of "sensation" through questions of method, focusing in particular on the interdisciplinary challenges of documenting and archiving sensation. ... view course details

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  • 16939FGSS 4994  SEM 101

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FGSS 6331

Examines the new cinemas of Southeast Asia and their engagement with contemporary discourses of gender and sexuality. It pays special attention to the ways in which sexuality and gendered embodiment are ... view course details

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  • 15843FGSS 6331  LEC 001

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FGSS 6740

In this seminar students will investigate the emergence of feminism in art and theory and subsequent reactions of relevant artists and theorists to that movement. These developments will be discussed in ... view course details

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  • 16399FGSS 6740  SEM 101

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FGSS 6801

This course traces the genealogies and animating debates in black queer studies. Attentive to the relationship between black feminist criticism and black queer theory, this class proceeds with an understanding ... view course details

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  • 17353FGSS 6801  SEM 101

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FGSS 6945

The course examines how postcolonial African writers and filmmakers engage with and revise controversial images of bodies and sexuality-genital cursing, same-sex desire, HIV/AIDS, genital surgeries, etc. ... view course details

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  • 17067FGSS 6945  SEM 101

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  • Limited to 15 students.

FGSS 6990

Independent reading course for graduate students on topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses. Students develop a course of readings in consultation with a faculty member in the field of Feminist, ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7155FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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