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

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FGSS 1111

This course uses 'intersectionality' as a lens for the study and production of media and ethnographic writing. We will read popular and academic texts on intersectionality—from its foundations in black ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

FGSS 1112

What kind of institution is marriage in contemporary American society? What relationships does it describe and between what kinds of people? In this writing course students explore the meaning(s) of marriage ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 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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  •  9582FGSS 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

  •  6226FGSS 2010  LEC 001

FGSS 2090

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

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2090HIST 2090

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16569FGSS 2090  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

  •  6415FGSS 2421  LEC 001

  •  6416FGSS 2421  DIS 201

  •  6417FGSS 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

  •  9767FGSS 2516  LEC 001

FGSS 2577

Since the 1970s, Jewish women have remade American Judaism by putting their bodies front and center. In the face of a largely male rabbinic elite, they have created new models of ritual, communal leadership, ... view course details

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  • 17343FGSS 2577  SEM 101

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

  •  9754FGSS 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

  •  8886FGSS 3230  LEC 001

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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  • 16045FGSS 3331  LEC 001

FGSS 3350

Beyoncé's trajectory from Houston, Texas as a member of the group Destiny's Child to international fame and superstardom and a successful career as a solo singer, actress, clothing designer and entrepreneur ... view course details

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  • 17202FGSS 3350  SEM 101

FGSS 3580

For a long time area studies have overlooked the over-determined links of gender, race/ethnicity, and social class in fields related to East Asia and the trans-Pacific regions. Little attention has been ... view course details

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  • 16059FGSS 3580  LEC 001

FGSS 3681

Testimonio is a type of writing known in Latin America and integral to U.S. Latina and Chicana traditions. The testimonio usually tells a story in a collective mode, or offers an individual's story as ... view course details

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  • 16739FGSS 3681  SEM 101

FGSS 3747

Religious beliefs, practices, and conflicts shape our world and influence global politics.  Yet mediatized depictions of religion can be reductive and polarizing.  Moreover, these depictions may be different ... view course details

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  • 16238FGSS 3747  SEM 101

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

  •  6227FGSS 3990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • McCullough, K

      Ramberg, L

FGSS 4127

Visions of bodily corruption preoccupy ruler and ruled alike and prompt campaigns for moral, medical, and legal reform in periods of both stability and revolution.  This seminar explores the links between ... view course details

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  • 16663FGSS 4127  SEM 101

FGSS 4153

Feminist media arts continuously proliferate. These rich and varied practices include video, net art, networked performance, video games, remix, installation, biotech art, artificial life and robotics. ... view course details

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  • Topic: Feminist Posthumanisms in the Visual Arts

  • 16477FGSS 4153  SEM 101

FGSS 4212

Black women first began to shape the genre of autobiography during the antebellum era slavery.  They were prolific in developing the genre of autobiography throughout the twentieth century, to the point ... view course details

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  • 17208FGSS 4212  SEM 101

  • In Fall 2017 this course will run as The Rabinor Seminar in American Studies.

FGSS 4333

The Velvet Underground remains one of the most acclaimed and influential rock groups to emerge within the culturally turbulent era of the late 1960s. From their association with Andy Warhol beginning in ... view course details

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  • 16174FGSS 4333  SEM 101

  • Please contact Professor Judith Peraino (jap28@cornell.edu) for permission to enroll.

FGSS 4458

This seminar explores and compares the educational and schooling experiences of young women and girls through an array of ethnographic studies conducted in different regions of the world. Drawing on the ... view course details

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  • 16328FGSS 4458  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

  •  8574FGSS 4460  LEC 001

FGSS 4491

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

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 4490PHIL 6490

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16959FGSS 4491  SEM 101

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

  •  6413FGSS 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Ghosh, D

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8882FGSS 4990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • McCullough, K

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9224FGSS 4990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Ramberg, L

FGSS 6153

Feminist media arts continuously proliferate. These rich and varied practices include video, net art, networked performance, video games, remix, installation, biotech art, artificial life and robotics. ... view course details

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  • Topic: Feminist Posthumanisms in the Visual Arts

  • 16475FGSS 6153  SEM 101

FGSS 6171

In this seminar, we will examine the relationship between gender and the modern novel-a genre dominated almost exclusively by male authors and their obsession with troubled female protagonists. Coupling ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SPAN 6170

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18873FGSS 6171  SEM 101

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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  • 16050FGSS 6331  LEC 001

FGSS 6333

The Velvet Underground remains one of the most acclaimed and influential rock groups to emerge within the culturally turbulent era of the late 1960s. From their association with Andy Warhol beginning in ... view course details

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  • 16186FGSS 6333  SEM 101

FGSS 6580

For a long time area studies have overlooked the over-determined links of gender, race/ethnicity, and social class in fields related to East Asia and the trans-Pacific regions. Little attention has been ... view course details

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  • 16062FGSS 6580  LEC 001

FGSS 6651

This course explores movement through and across water in both actual and metaphorical terms. Readings include such classics as Beloved, Moby-Dick, and Huckleberry Finn. They also include lesser read accounts ... view course details

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  • 17518FGSS 6651  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

  •  7025FGSS 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

FGSS 7458

This seminar explores and compares the educational and schooling experiences of young women and girls through an array of ethnographic studies conducted in different regions of the world. Drawing on the ... view course details

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  • 16326FGSS 7458  SEM 101