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

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FGSS 1109

The goal of this seminar is to introduce the student to an understanding of the convergence of contemporary art and new technologies and use this understanding to focus on issues of sex, sexuality, and ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17947FGSS 1109  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

FGSS 1110

Most of us have had our own intimate moments shared with our friends, our lovers and our pets, but what does it mean when we no longer perceive ourselves as human in our entanglement with nonhuman beings ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

FGSS 1940

By posing seemingly simple questions such as what is love and who has the right to love, this introductory-level lecture course surveys how love has been experienced and expressed from the pre-modern period ... view course details

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  • 16361FGSS 1940  LEC 001

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

  •  6221FGSS 2010  LEC 001

  • Online enrollment for this class is now closed. Please contact Professor McCullough (mkm23) if you would like to enroll/ be added to the waitlist.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16664FGSS 2010  LEC 002

  • Online enrollment for this class is now closed. Please contact Professor Chang (jhc324) if you would like to enroll/ be added to the waitlist.

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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  • 17076FGSS 2140  LEC 001

FGSS 2160

In this introductory course, participants will study the economic and technological history of the television industry, with a particular emphasis on its manifestations in the United States and the United ... view course details

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FGSS 2290

Since roughly the middle of the nineteenth century, it has become important for some of us, in some parts of the world, to identify ourselves according to categories such as gender and sexuality, categories ... view course details

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  • 10079FGSS 2290  LEC 001

FGSS 2330

Remarkable works written BY women and images OF women shape literature, art, music, and personal experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This seminar will develop skills in discussion and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 2305ENGL 2330

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16134FGSS 2330  SEM 101

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

  •  6416FGSS 2421  LEC 001

  •  6417FGSS 2421  DIS 201

  •  6418FGSS 2421  DIS 202

FGSS 2516

This course introduces students to basic themes and topics in the history of women and gender in Middle Eastern societies by exploring the forces of social change that influenced the lives of women (and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 2516

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16658FGSS 2516  LEC 001

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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  • 16137FGSS 2780  LEC 001

FGSS 3000

This course will work across and between the disciplines to consider what it might mean to think 'as a feminist' about many things including, but not limited to 'gender', 'women' and 'sexuality'. We will ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16612FGSS 3000  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: FGSS 2010: Intro to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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

  •  9107FGSS 3230  LEC 001

FGSS 3235

Idealized representations of women proliferated in the Enlightenment and Romantic philosophy, visual arts, dramaturgy, and literature. In this course we will interrogate how and why Goethe, Schiller and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 3235

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17615FGSS 3235  SEM 101

  • Taught in German. Satisfies Option 1. Prerequisite: one course at the 3000-3209 level in German or placement exam.

FGSS 3250

What constitutes queer performance? Is queer who you are or what you do? Is sexuality all we mean by queer? Has queer performance enhanced or eclipsed gay and lesbian theater? This course investigates ... view course details

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FGSS 3585

To what extent are there specific forms or themes that characterize women's literature? How have women writers both extended and revised each other's work? What issues have been most pressing for feminist ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3585

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16449FGSS 3585  SEM 101

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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  •  9947FGSS 3651  LEC 001

  • 16955FGSS 3651  DIS 201

  • 16956FGSS 3651  DIS 202

FGSS 3691

Poverty is an ongoing issue in the United States, and has intensified since the recession of 2008. As such, poverty has disproportionately affected women and underrepresented racial and ethnic communities. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3690ENGL 3690

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16370FGSS 3691  SEM 101

FGSS 3700

In recent years, feminist theory has begun to have an impact on archaeological thought. It is now recognized that gender is likely to have been a relevant dimension of social organization in past societies. ... view course details

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  • 16558FGSS 3700  LEC 001

FGSS 3702

"You didn't see anything," a woman in a movie says to her dubious lover. "No one sees anything. Ever. They watch, but they don't understand." What is desire in the cinema? How do we know it when we see ... view course details

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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 3950

A set of francophone feminist theorists has often been referred to as representative of "French Feminism." These theorists have systematically been a crucial reference in the making of American feminism ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 3950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16425FGSS 3950  LEC 001

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

  •  6222FGSS 3990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

FGSS 4241

In this course, students will read and engage how "man," as a concept, has come to be understood in certain areas of philosophy and critical theory. The class will engage how "man" has been socially constructed ... view course details

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  • 16648FGSS 4241  SEM 101

FGSS 4402

From its inception in the South Bronx in the 1970s, hip hop has been dependent on women's contributions, yet female artists have had to work hard to contest their marginalization and objectification in ... view course details

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  • 16578FGSS 4402  SEM 101

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

  •  8740FGSS 4460  LEC 001

FGSS 4507

An exploration of writing by representative black women writers. We will examine specific texts as well as necessary critical and theoretical ideas which have been generated through, or with which this ... view course details

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  • 16600FGSS 4507  SEM 101

FGSS 4602

Exploring questions of narrative perspective in relation to embodied desire, this seminar will weave together four different areas of study: theories of perspective, focalization, narrative voice, and ... view course details

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  • 17644FGSS 4602  SEM 101

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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  • 16635FGSS 4801  SEM 101

FGSS 4806

This course will consider how Latina/o artists explore new approaches to texts, spaces, performers, and audiences.  In addition, students will be asked to focus on the connections that were and are being ... view course details

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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

  •  6414FGSS 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Juffer, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9102FGSS 4990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • McCullough, K

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 10135FGSS 4990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Snorton, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 17583FGSS 4990  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Diabate, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 18552FGSS 4990  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Long, K

FGSS 6241

In this course, students will read and engage how "man," as a concept, has come to be understood in certain areas of philosophy and critical theory. The class will engage how "man" has been socially constructed ... view course details

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  • 16651FGSS 6241  SEM 101

FGSS 6507

An exploration of writing by representative black women writers. We will examine specific texts as well as necessary critical and theoretical ideas which have been generated through, or with which this ... view course details

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  • 16602FGSS 6507  SEM 101

FGSS 6510

This course examines the particular theoretical intersections of panafricanism and feminism through a study of works which address the lives of activist women and men who lived political lives which demanded ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 6510COML 6460

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16585FGSS 6510  SEM 101

FGSS 6610

"The pleasure of the text," Roland Barthes writes, "is that moment when my body pursues its own ideas – for my body does not have the same ideas I do."  What is this erotics of the text, and what has it ... view course details

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  • 16865FGSS 6610  SEM 101

FGSS 6700

In recent years, feminist theory has begun to have an impact on archaeological thought. It is now recognized that gender is likely to have been a relevant dimension of social organization in past societies. ... view course details

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  • 16561FGSS 6700  LEC 001

FGSS 6755

What constitutes queer performance? Is queer who you are or what you do? Is sexuality all we mean by queer? Has queer performance enhanced or eclipsed gay and lesbian theater? This course investigates ... view course details

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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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  • 16638FGSS 6801  SEM 101

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

  •  7041FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff