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

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FGSS 1107

This class will track how queer cinema intervenes into public debates around issues of gender and sexuality. Reading feminist and queer theorists, we will discuss the stakes of seeing and being seen: how ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18261FGSS 1107  SEM 101

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FGSS 1108

We all know that "a woman's work is never done," but what exactly is that work? Tracing a literary history of women's work and women workers, this course takes a circuitous route from the kitchen to the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

FGSS 2010

Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program focused on understanding the impact 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

  •  6255FGSS 2010  LEC 001

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FGSS 2090

The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692. Even though a myriad of books have been written about this endlessly fascinating episode in American history, many aspects of it remain unexplored. After reading some ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2090HIST 2090

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16364FGSS 2090  SEM 101

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FGSS 2290

This course offers an introduction to the questions, topics, approaches, and theories that characterize the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach ... view course details

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  • 18773FGSS 2290  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 2421LGBT 2421

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6451FGSS 2421  LEC 001

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  •  6452FGSS 2421  DIS 201

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  •  6453FGSS 2421  DIS 202

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  • 10036FGSS 2421  DIS 203

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  • 10037FGSS 2421  DIS 204

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FGSS 2511

This course explores the social, cultural and communal lives of black women in North America, beginning with the transatlantic slave trade, and ending in 1900. Topics include Northern and Southern enslavement, ... view course details

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  • 16377FGSS 2511  LEC 001

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FGSS 3230

This course examines men's and women's lives and the impacts on them of incorporation into global economic and political systems. It asks how inequalities within and across gender categories are created ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 3230

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16150FGSS 3230  LEC 001

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FGSS 3400

In 2014, 60,000 children and mothers fled Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, seeking refuge in the U.S. because of gang threats, domestic violence, and child abuse.  The Obama administration responded ... view course details

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  • 17292FGSS 3400  SEM 101

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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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  •  9868FGSS 3470  LEC 001

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FGSS 3581

In this course, we'll be reading literature—primarily novels—produced by hemispheric American women writers of the mid- to late twentieth-century.  We will look at how these writings articulate concerns ... view course details

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  • 17606FGSS 3581  SEM 101

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FGSS 3651

Psychoanalysis considers the human being not as an object of treatment, but as a subject who is called upon to elaborate an unconscious knowledge about what is disrupting her life, through analysis of ... view course details

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  • 17982FGSS 3651  LEC 001

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FGSS 3754

In this course, we will critically examine the production and performance of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender through literature and contemporary performance genres such as spoken word, slam poetry, ... view course details

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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

  •  6256FGSS 3990  IND 601

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    • Juffer, J

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FGSS 4000

In this seminar, we will focus on the intersection of gender, sexuality, and human rights. Although issues of gender and sexuality have always been integral to human rights, in the last 40 years, they ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6714FGSS 4000  SEM 101

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FGSS 4121

The course explores contemporary Korean society and culture through the issues of gender and sexuality. In the 1980s the notion of gender and sexuality began to use to problematize women's position and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 4021ASIAN 4421

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18789FGSS 4121  LEC 001

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FGSS 4153

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • 17296FGSS 4153  SEM 101

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FGSS 4231

Why are some technologies such as cars and computers associated with men and masculinity? How did vacuums and sewing machines become gendered female? How do technological artifacts and systems constitute, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 4231STS 4231

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17203FGSS 4231  SEM 101

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FGSS 4252

As a result of various dynastic accidents, in the 16th century women held power in England, Scotland, France, and the Netherlands. In this course we will interrogate the rich literature and art of the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 4252

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17619FGSS 4252  SEM 101

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FGSS 4290

Drawing on feminist and queer theory and ethnographic studies of ritual and devotional practices around the world this course will consider the relationships among the social organization of sexuality, ... view course details

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  • 17105FGSS 4290  LEC 001

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FGSS 4412

The importance of sports to American society and popular culture cannot be denied, and this seminar will study sports films' vital significance in representing the intersection of sports, history, and ... view course details

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  • 17906FGSS 4412  LEC 001

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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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  •   Combined with: ECON 3440ILRLE 4450

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  9324FGSS 4460  LEC 001

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FGSS 4504

This course uses the lens of temporality to track transformations in notions of personhood and collective life engendered by recent trans-Asia economic shifts. We will develop tools that help unpack the ... view course details

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  • 17363FGSS 4504  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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  • 18008FGSS 4945  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited: 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

  •  6449FGSS 4990  IND 601

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    • Juffer, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 10102FGSS 4990  IND 602

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    • Warner, S

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 19074FGSS 4990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Castillo, D

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FGSS 6153

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • 17306FGSS 6153  SEM 101

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FGSS 6290

Drawing on feminist and queer theory and ethnographic studies of ritual and devotional practices around the world this course will consider the relationships among the social organization of sexuality, ... view course details

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  • 17532FGSS 6290  LEC 001

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FGSS 6751

How might we define feminist theory at this moment? This course will analyze some of the key concepts and controversies that have shaped contemporary articulations of feminist discourse. These concepts ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6751

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18159FGSS 6751  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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  • 18014FGSS 6945  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited: 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

  •  7110FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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FGSS 7312

The voice occupies a peculiar phenomenological position, on one hand emanating from material bodies and conveying that materiality with register, mannerism, grain, and break; on the other hand existing ... view course details

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  • 18103FGSS 7312  SEM 101

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